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Information for Non-U.S. Applicants

All international applicants are required to hold a college or university undergraduate degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree prior to applying.  International applicants from educational systems where three-year international degrees are the norm are eligible to apply.

Undergraduate Degree

In addition to the requirements for the application for admission, international applicants are required to submit copies of both your academic record and the diploma or other document indicating the date and conferral of your degree. If the original language of the academic record and diploma is not English, a certified English translation must accompany the original document. The translation should be literal rather than interpretive. If a certified copy of the original transcript is submitted, it must be certified by the institution from which the degree was received. Documents notarized by a Notary Public are not acceptable.

Credentials must include the following information:

  • Years of attendance
  • Courses taken
  • Grades received
  • The degree, diploma, or certificate awarded and date of the award

Note: You may submit a photocopy of the original with your application. If admitted, you will be required to submit official documentation to World Education Services (WES) for authentication.


If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate competence in English by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Pearson Test of English (PTE).  You should arrange to have your scores reported to us directly by the testing service. The TOEFL or PTE must be taken no more than two years prior to the application deadline date.

For the TOEFL exam, we require the internet-based test (iBT).  Ross' TOEFL score reporting code is 1839.

Ross will accept a PTE score as an alternative to the TOEFL.  To have scores sent electronically to Ross, indicate "University of Michigan - Ann Arbor" as the recipient.

Please note that international applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution where the sole language of instruction was English are exempt from the TOEFL requirement.