Application Requirements

 Instructions for Local/Resident Applicants

  • Submit the completed application form with attached $75 USD application fee and mail to the Admissions Office.
  • Request that one official transcript from each institution attended be sent to the Admissions Office. Applicants should allow those institutions about six weeks to process their request. This material may be sent either separately or with the entire application package. To expedite the application, the admission office recommends that all materials should be sent together.

Instructions for International Applicants

  • Submit the completed application form with attached $75 USD application fee and mail to the Admissions Office.
  • Submit official transcripts of records from all universities attended to the Admissions Office.
  • Meet the minimum standards of the English proficiency requirement by taking the TOEFL® /IELTSTM/TOEIC® exam.

Additional Instructions for Applicants Whose Degree is from a Non-US Institution

Applicants must also provide:

  • Official documentation of all courses taken and grades received (transcripts of records) from each secondary, undergraduate and postgraduate institution attended. Transcripts of records should be issued in English or must be accompanied by notarized English translations.
  • Official certification of degrees and dates awarded, issued in the original language. Academic transcripts of records must have a seal and signature in ink from the institution’s authorized official, such as a registrar.

Instructions for Applicants Whose Native Language is not English

Original IELTSTM scores must be submitted by mail or in person to Silicon Valley University. TOEFL® / TOEIC® scores may be sent directly to Silicon Valley University (TOEFL®/SAT institution code: 6591) or in person. Information and applications for TOEFL® , IELTSTM, or TOEIC® tests may be obtained by contacting:

TOEFL®
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151 Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
Website: www.ets.org/toefl
Email: TOEFL@ets.org
IELTSTM INTERNATIONAL
825 Colorado Boulevard, Suite 112
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Website: www.ielts.org
Email: IELTS@IELTSintl.org
TOEIC® TOEIC Service International
TOEIC Testing Program
Educational Testing Service
Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ 08541 USA
Website: www.ets.org/toeic
Email: TOEIC@ets.org

The Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student will be prepared for and issued to the student after the application and all necessary documents have been received and thoroughly reviewed and the Office of Admissions has made a decision to accept the applicant as an SVU student.

Transfer Students

Students may transfer credits from their previously attended school if the school is an accredited institution verified by SVU.  Credit transfers could only be honored during first trimester of enrollment. Credits earned within the same academic level are transferrable subject to the approval of the Dean or Program Administrator. The Dean or Program Administrator will evaluate student transcripts individually and honor transferrable credits only if the course description matches to the course description of SVU.  A maximum of 3 credits for each lecture class and 1 credit for lab class is allowed for transferring.  Students have the option to challenge any issues pertaining to the transfer of credits by meeting with the Dean or Program Administrator during the student’s first trimester attendance at SVU.  The student must have the proof documentation to support the challenge.  SVU does not currently have an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university.

Credits earned within the same academic level are transferrable subject to the approval of the Academic Dean. Credit transfers could only be honored during the first trimester of enrollment.
Transfer students must request that transcripts from accredited institutions of higher learning in which they have previously attended be sent to the Admissions Office for evaluation. The University will accept a maximum of 72 credit hours for the BSCS, BSCE and BBA programs provided the credit hours are in the required areas. All transfer course work requires an overall grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited or approved university or college. Only appropriate courses in which the student has earned grades of “C” or better can be transferred.
Transfer students must request official transcripts from accredited institutions of higher learning that they have attended in the past to be sent to the Admissions Office for evaluation. SVU will accept a maximum of 9 credit hours that can be integrated into SVU’s curriculum. Only course work prior to enrollment in SVU with minimum B- grade from an accredited or approved university or college can be transferred.

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