How to Apply to EMU

This page has info on undergraduate application to EMU. Looking for graduate or master’s programs or EMU’s Intensive English Program?

Undergraduate Admissions Checklist

  1. Completed Application: online application or printable application (PDF)
  2. Official transcripts from any high school and/or universities attended. (Please submit foreign university transcripts with a NACES member credential evaluation.)
  3. Applicable test scores: If English is your first language, we require an SAT or ACT score. If English is not your first language, you may provide a TOEFL or IELTS score in the place of an SAT or ACT score.

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Application Payment

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Testing Requirements

For unconditional admission, you must meet the following requirements. Lower scores can be considered, but may be referred to our Intensive English Program.

SAT (#5181): Critical Reading 460, Math 460, Combined 980

ACT (#4348): English 19, Math 19, Combined 38

TOEFL/iBT (#5181): 79 or higher

IELTS: 6.5 or higher

PTE Acadmic (#9MK): 53 or higher

Application Deadlines

June 1 for students applying to begin in the Fall semester (August). For maximum scholarship consideration, complete your application by May 1.

Intensive English Program

Performing in university-level classes requires a high level of English ability. To be admitted to an EMUdegree program, international students must hold an IELTS score of 6.5 and must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a score of at least 550 paper based or 79 internet based. Students whose score is less than 500 (61 internet-based) on the TOEFL exam are welcome to enroll in EMU’s Intensive English Program (IEP). The IEP helps students achieve the level of English skill required to succeed in a degree program. Upon successful completion of the IEP, up to 15 credits may be applied to a degree program.

Your admission counselor

EMU international admissions counselor Micah ShristiPlease contact Micah Shristi, admissions counselor for international students, with questions at 800-368-2665 or 540-432-4118 or

Graduate students should contact graduate program staff directly, since each program has different procedures and requirements.

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