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, we require a TOEFL or IELTS score.
  4. Any national examination scores (if applicable). If you are submitting a WAEC result, you must also submit a scratch card.

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.

Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) Computer Based TOEFL (CBT) Paper Based TOEFL (PBT) IELTS
79 or higher 213 or higher 550 or higher 6.5 or higher

ACT (#4348): English 19, Math 19, Composite 19

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

Application Deadlines

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

Contact Admissions

Please contact EMU Admissions, or your specific admissions counselor for international students, with questions at 800-368-2665 or

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

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