International Admission Requirements

Admission decisions are based on overall Grade Point Average (GPA) and English scores such as the TOEFL and IELTS. Students from an English speaking country are NOT required to submit a TOEFL and IELTS. The GPA requirement is based on the U.S. grading scale of 4.0.

  • Submit the online application
  • Submit Transcripts - Undergraduate freshmen: Submit all official secondary (high school) transcripts or mark sheets. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the student's school. Undergraduate transfers and Graduate students: Submit post-secondary (college/university) transcripts. All international transcripts must be sent through a credit evaluation service that will evaluate  transcripts to the American grading system and course equivalencies. We recommend using SPANTRANWorld Education Services, Josef Silny Associates, or Educational Credential Evaluators.
  • Submit the DUOLINGOIELTS (International English Language Testing System), or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam score (this is required for students whose native language is NOT English). Daemen College Institutional code for the TOEFL exam is 2762. This requirement may be waived for students who have lived in an English speaking country for two or more years.
  • Personal Essay - Please write an essay of at least 250 words on a topic of your choice or on one of the options listed.  This personal essay helps us become acquainted with you as a person and student, apart from courses, grades, test scores, and other objective data. You can write about a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you; Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.

If you have any questions about admissions to Daemen please email us at admissions@daemen.edu or call us at (716) 839-8225 or (800) 462-7652.

Undergraduate Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Minimum TOEFL 77, IELTS 6.5 or DUOLINGO 100
  • Minimum ELS level 112

The following undergraduate programs have specific GPA requirements:

  • Physical Therapy: Minimum GPA 3.1
  • Nursing 1+2+1: Minimum GPA 3.1
  • Athletic Training: Minimum GPA 2.7

Minimum TOEFL total test score of 100, DUOLINGO score of 120.

Reading Section, minimum score of 24
Listening Section, minimum score of 26
Speaking Section, minimum score of 26
Writing Section, minimum score of 24

Graduate Requirements

  • The minimum GPA requirement for most graduate programs is a 3.0*
  • Nursing Education, M.S. and Nursing Executive Leadership, M.S. require a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Most graduate programs require a minimum 77 TOEFL, 6.5 IELTS, or 100 DUOLINGO or ELS level 112
  • The MPH program requires a minimum 85 TOEFL, 6.5 IELTS or 105 DUOLINGO or ELS level 112
  • GRE or GMAT score within the 50% percentile for Education majors

English Requirements

International students for whom English is a non-native language must submit a DUOLINGOIELTS (International English Language Testing System), or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Students who receive a score lower than the minimum requirement will be required to enroll in an Intensive English Language Program (IELP).

  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Minimum TOEFL 77, IELTS 6.5 or DUOLINGO 100
  • Minimum ELS level 112
  • GRE or GMAT score within the 50% percentile for Education majors
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