Graduate Studies Application

Before you apply, please review the application deadlines for your desired graduate program. Deadline dates indicate a completed application INCLUDING ALL supporting materials (personal statement, resume, three professional letters of recommendation and official transcripts).

Below is a list of materials that you will be asked for during the online application process. These materials must be uploaded to your application before submission.

Application Fee: At the completion of your online application you will be directed to pay the $30 U.S. dollars (non-refundable) application fee.

Resume: You will be asked to upload your resume (in Word or PDF format). You must do so before you can submit your application.

Personal Statement: You will be asked to upload your personal statement (in Word or PDF format) before submitting your application. Prepare a typed personal essay, approximately 600 words in length, explaining why you would like to pursue a degree (or certificate) in your intended field of study and your qualifications in terms of academic preparation, work experiences, and skills for undertaking such professional study. Please refer to the specific program pages on our website,, for any further information regarding personal statement instructions.

Recommendations: Applicants are required to provide three professional letters of recommendation. You will be asked to input their name and email address in the recommenders section of the online application and the form will be automatically sent to them once you submit those fields. You will have the ability to resend this recommendation request or to change your recommender after they have been submitted by logging in to your applicant portal. These recommendations must be professional (supervisors) or academic (current or former college professors) in nature.

Education Information: You will need to provide official transcripts for all Colleges/Universities attended. Transcripts can be forwarded to the address listed at the end of this checklist.


English Language Proficiency: Applicants whose native or official language is not English are required to provide evidence of English proficiency through one of the following tests:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Assumption's TOEFL code is 3009. Minimum score requirements for the TOEFL are 7.0 internet-based, 540 paper and 200 computer (
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Minimum score requirements for the IELTS is 6.0 (

Please have your official scores mailed to Assumption College (DI Code: 3009) at the address listed at the end of this checklist. If you list your test scores on the application, you are still required to have original test scores forwarded to Graduate Studies. For more information, please visit the TOEFL website ( or IELTS website (

Transcript Evaluations: Transcript evaluations are required for all international applicants who completed their degree at a foreign university to determine U.S. degree equivalency. Transcript evaluations results must be sent directly from the evaluating company to the address listed at the end of this checklist. Below are a few suggestions for evaluation companies. Although Assumption College does not endorse these companies, several applicants have found this information to be helpful:

Graduate Studies Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
Assumption College
Admissions House
Graduate Studies
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Email Address:
Fax Number: 508.799.4412
Phone Number: 508.767.7387