Step 1: Choose a Program
- The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree offers students tools and insights into the management of business today. Students will explore quantitative and qualitative tools of management and will examine the dynamic environments managers must face, both inside and outside the organization. An emphasis on leadership and team building offers the human skills students will need as managers and leaders.
- The Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management (MBA in HCM) program offers focused and comprehensive coursework in the foundations of the U.S. health care system, health care marketing, financial management for health care organizations, quality management in health care, and health information systems. The result is a program that offers the business benefits of a traditional MBA, but does so in the specific context of the U.S. Healthcare system.
- The Master of Science, Information Systems Management (MSISM) program will provide you with both the knowledge and experience of emerging technologies and innovative business models that will set you apart from your peers. Your technical skills will expand and you will be exposed to the latest in managerial concepts. This combination of skills will build in you those characteristics most often sought-after in managers being hired to lead companies into the future.
Step 2: Send in Required Documentation for Acceptance
Please provide the following documentation to your International Admissions Officer/DSO:
- Copy of Passport
- Financial Guarantee: International applicants who expect to hold F-1 Visa status are required to demonstrate financial ability to pay for tuition, fees, and living expenses for one full year of study at Coleman University. Living expenses vary per month depending on individual lifestyle. The minimum living expense estimate of $1,642 per month is for a single student with a frugal lifestyle. The minimum guarantee of funds is $26,628 USD.
Students with dependents should be prepared to spend more: at least $820 per month more for a spouse and $330 per month more for each child. This estimate does not include the cost of dependent health insurance coverage, which can be quite expensive. If students are accompanied by dependents, the estimated living expenses for dependents will appear on the immigration document.
All supporting financial documents must be in English or accompanied by a notarized English translation, showing available funds. The financial documents cannot be older than three months at the time of submission in order to be considered valid. Appropriate documents reflecting financial ability include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Bank Letter, stamped and signed by a bank official, and specifies the date, monetary currency, and name of the account holder; or
- An individual sponsor who is not a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or non-immigrant legally present in the U.S., must sign a Notarized Bank Letter/Affidavit of Support and attach supporting financial documents; or
- An individual sponsor, who is a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or non-immigrant legally present in the U.S., must submit a completed I-134 Affidavit of Support Form with supporting financial documents.
- English Proficiency: Any applicant whose first language is not English must certify proficiency in English when applying to Coleman University. The results of these tests help applicants determine whether they are prepared to undertake graduate study conducted in English. Such applicants must submit scores received on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Applicants who hold a bachelor’s or higher degree from a university located in the United States or in another country in which English is both the primary spoken language of daily life (e.g., Australia, Barbados, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, United Kingdom) and the medium of instruction, or who have completed at least two years of full-time study at such an institution, are exempted from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.
- Letters of Recommendation, Professional or Academic (2)
- Statement of Purpose (Minimum 250 words)
- Current Resume
- Transcript/Degree Evaluation: All transcripts that are not from a U.S. institution must be evaluated by an outside agency, such as International Educators Research Foundation (IERF). A course-by-course evaluation is required and the transcript must be converted to the American Grade Point Average system. Transcripts in a language other than English must also include an official English translation. There is no need to send a copy of your official international transcript to Coleman University. The translation and evaluation fees must be paid directly to the agency performing the service. Go to www.ierf.org for more information.
Additional documentation if you are already in the United States:
- Copy of current visa
- Copy of I-94
- Copy of most recent I-20 (if applicable)
Step 3: Application Fee for International Students
Once you are accepted by Coleman University, the one-time non-refundable International Student Support Services (ISSS) Fee of $500 is due. This fee can be paid by credit or debit (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). You may make payment by phone or in person.
You may also pay by wiring funds to Coleman University directly. Please be advised that funds must be received and posted in the Coleman University bank account before processing can continue.
Below is the wire transfer information:
Wells Fargo Bank
9360 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123
Routing #: 121000248
Account #: 449-679-9578
Account Name: Coleman University General Account
International SWIFT BIC WFBIUS6S
Step 4: I-20 and/or Change of Status Issued
You will receive an Admissions Acceptance Packet, I-20 or change of status, Acceptance Letter, and a schedule of coursework to take with you to your visa interview.
- Please contact your International Admissions Officer/DSO with the date of your visa interview.
- Once the visa interview is held, please contact your IAO/DSO again providing information regarding your visa interview. If your visa was approved or denied, you may reapply for a different intake date one time, under the current application, with no additional fees.
- If you are currently in the United States on a different visa, you will need to apply and be accepted at Coleman University. We will issue an I-20 and assist you with the steps to take in applying for the I-539 Change of Status.
- If you are currently in the United States on an F1 Visa, we will assist you with the steps to take in order to transfer your SEVIS record. Please make sure to indicate if your status is active, completed, or terminated; as this does make a significant difference in the process.
Provide your IAO the scheduled date and time of your arrival in the U.S.
Step 5: Arrival in the United States of America
Enter the United States no more than 30 days before your program of study begins and no later than the program start date listed on your Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status.
Immediately contact your International Admissions Officer (IAO) when you enter the United States.
Attend New Student Orientation –Orientation is mandatory. If you do not attend orientation you will not be able to register. Your registration paperwork will be completed and your first quarter tuition will be due at that time. Once you are registered, you may begin attending classes.
Additional Information for International Students:
Tuition for graduate studies at Coleman University is $395 per Unit. The Graduate Degree Programs are 65 total units with an optional 5 Units of Master’s Field Work (MFW). The total tuition is $25,675 (65 units) or $27,650 (including 5 units, MFW).
A payment structure of $1,975 per module (5 weeks) is available. Payments are due prior to the start of the new module, before you begin attending classes for that module. You may pay tuition and fees by credit/debit, cash, or electronic transfer. Although this payment structure option is available, it is suggested that the entire amount of tuition and fees be paid at the time of initial registration.
Fees Specific to International Students
International students are charged a one-time, non-refundable International Student Support Services Fee of $500. The fee is used to provide comprehensive services and activities to support international students enrolled at the university and is due upon acceptance.
English Proficiency Requirements
Coleman University does not require the GMAT or GRE for admission.
All international applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and receive a score of 500 or above, or 80 on the Internet Based Test (IBT), or minimum of 6 on the IELTS.
Financial Assistance for International Students
Financial aid is generally not available to new international students, and financial assistance to continuing students is extremely limited. Once you have attended Coleman University and have established an outstanding academic record, it may be possible for you to apply for scholarships through your academic department. Awards are based on academic achievement, but the availability of these funds is very limited. For information regarding Financial Assistance for International Students, please consult your International Student Adviser.
Master’s Field Work
If a student on an F-1 visa finds a job that is related to the field of study, the student’s CPT may be authorized by the PDSO to participate in master’s field work (MFW) courses as an integral part of an established curriculum. Master’s field work is defined to be alternative work/study, internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum that is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the University. Students enrolled in MFW courses must complete an additional five units of study. Graduation requirements for students participating in the Master’s Field Work Courses include five 1 unit courses, with deliverables about the nature of their employment. MFW must relate to your major and the experience must be part of your program of study. The job can be full time and is not restricted by a weekly 20-hour work limit. Attendance will be monitored during MFW. Off-campus employment is restricted by regulations of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.