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International Applicants

We are proud to be a diverse institution preparing students for a global economy. When applying to FIT, here are a few additional items to consider.

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All applicants educated outside the U.S. are required to have their credentials from those schools evaluated by World Education Services (WES)/China Credential Service.

Applicants do not need to send transcripts to FIT.

World Education Services (WES)
All applicants educated outside the U.S. are required to have their credentials from those schools evaluated by any National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) accredited organization which includes World Education Services (WES). For applicants who attended a University in China, your credentials can be evaluated by the China Credential Service. Applicants do not need to send transcripts to FIT.

National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
NACES is an association of credentials evaluation services. NACES does not provide evaluation reports; its members do. You should select a NACES member from the list of Current NACES members that can be found at www.naces.org/members. html to have your foreign credentials evaluated.

To ensure that your evaluation includes all of the information that FIT requires, please note FIT's requirements may differ from WES's country-specific requirements. All schools listed on FIT's application and resume / CV must all be listed on WES's application as well. 

For FIT's instructions and requirements go to International Credentials. For questions or problems regarding document submission, please email WES directly at FIT@wes.org.

ATTENTION: WES
evaluations constitute non-binding advisory opinions only. Where FIT's assessment of any credential(s) differs from that of WES, FIT makes all final determinations regarding course/grade/credit/GPA equivalencies, and degree equivalencies.

China Credential Service (CHESICC)

Applicants who have attended institutions in China have the option to use the China credential service within the graduate application to request and submit CHESICC authenticated credentials/ transcripts and verification's.

After entering your college/ institution in the educational history section of the graduate application, you will have the option to order official documents. The processing time for the CHESICC documents is approximately 20 days.

The documents are sent electronically to FIT.

English Proficiency

Applicants who do not hold a baccalaureate degree from a college or university where English is the primary language of instruction, must take either The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Language Test (PTE).The minimum TOEFL score requirement depends on which test format you are using:

  • Internet-based (IBT) test:  minimum score must be 80
  • Computer-based test:  minimum score must be 213
  • Paper-based test:  minimum score must be 550

The minimum IELTS band score of 6.5 in the academic module is required.

  • PTE: A minimum score of 53 must be met.

For information about scheduling the TOEFL exam and obtaining score reports, visit www.toefl.org. In the U.S. you may call 1.609.771.7100.

For information about scheduling the IELTS and obtaining score reports, visit www.ielts.org.
For information about scheduling the PTE and obtaining score reports, visit www.pearsonpte.com

Addresses

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. must provide a permanent home mailing address outside the U.S. Please provide a temporary mailing address where you wish us to mail correspondence. You should also indicate whether you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

F-1 Status

International students requiring F-1 student status to study at FIT will need to submit the International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) after they have been admitted. This is the only document accepted by FIT for issuance of the I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status), which is needed to apply for an F-1 visa.

For more information on obtaining an F-1 visa:

Office of International Student Services

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