Admission Requirements & FAQ's

Admission Requirments

Requirements

Students who are not citizens of the United States of America may be admitted if they meet the standard admission requirements and can demonstrate the following:

  • Proficiency in the English language by presenting official records showing a minimum score of 550 (PBT—paper-based test), 213 (CBT-computer-based test) or 70 (iBT-Internet-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a minimum score of 75 on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), or successful completion of a basic composition course at a US college or university with a grade of “C” or higher for undergraduate students; “B” or higher for graduate students.In addition, Cleary University accepts the International English Language Testing Services examination (IELTS). Undergraduate students are required to have a minimum score of 5.5. Incoming graduate students are required to achieve a score of 6.5 or above.
  • Evidence of financial resources adequate to sustain monetary obligations in the United States.
  • The ability to secure the proper visa to stay in the United States.
  • Completion of all necessary forms in the International Student packet .

Undergraduate Application Process

Each applicant seeking admission to Cleary University must submit the following documents before his or her application will be considered complete:

  • A completed Cleary University online application.
  • $35 non-refundable application fee must accompany the application for Undergraduate Degrees.
  • Official college or high school records, translated into the English language and evaluated course by course. Transcript must be sent directly from World Education Services to Cleary University, Office of Admissions, 3750 Cleary Drive, Howell, MI 48843. The following website can assist you with this step: World Education Services.
  • Official copy of English proficiency test results. A satisfactory TOEFL score of 550 (paper based); 213 (computer based); 70 (Internet based); or MELAB score of 75 or above.

For applicants whose native language is English, a proficiency test is not required. Cleary University will also accept the successful completion of a basic composition course, equivalent to ENG 160, at a U.S. college or university with a grade of "C" or higher to meet the language requirement.

  • A copy of your passport, visa, I-94 card (which you will receive at your port-of-entry to the United States) and any previous I-20.
  • Affidavit of financial support. Proof of financial ability to pay all tuition and living expenses during your time of enrollment with Cleary University. This document must be notarized and accompanied by original bank and earning statements of the sponsor.
  • Affidavit of room and board (e.g. rental agreement). If a sponsor will provide room and board, the attached form must be notarized and accompanied by a copy of the lease or deed in the sponsor's name.
  • If the applicant is transferring from another school within the United States, an F-1 transfer student form is required. The form is called Transfer Verification Request and is included in the Cleary University International Student Packet.

It is necessary for the above requirements to be met before an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant [F1] Student Status) is issued.

Graduate Application Process

Each applicant seeking admission to Cleary University must submit the following documents and completed the nonimmigrant student packet before his or her application will be considered complete: 

Step One: Apply

Complete the online application. GRE and GMAT scores are not required.

  • A $60 nonrefundable application fee must accompany the application.  

Step Two: Submit Transcripts* 

Offical college or high school records must be translated into the English language and evaluated course by course. Transcripts must be sent directly from World Education Services to:

  • Cleary University, Office of Admissions, 3750  Cleary Drive, Howell, MI 48843. 
The following website can assist you with this step: World Education Services.

 

Step Three: Submit an Admissions Essay  

Your admissions essay should address the questions found by clicking here.  

Step Four: Submit A Resume  

 

Step Five: Speak With An Advisor

Once your application has been processed, an appointment will be set up for your with an academic advisor who will create your academic plan by discussing the programs, helping with course selection, and answering other questions you may have.  

*NOTE: MBA|CPT graduate applicants are required to complete a program description and estimate of costs disclosure worksheet.

It is necessary for the above requirements to be met before an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant [F1] Student Status) is issued.

 

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is there financial aid for international students?

    There are no specific financial aid opportunities for our international student population as predicated by the United States government. However international applications may be eligible for an exclusive Cleary University Business Scholarship (C.U.B.S) designed to assist incoming undergraduate students in emerging international markets.

    C.U.B.S are limited in each market and extremely competitive. Students must meet specific academic criteria and submit a formal application for consideration. In addition, students who are awarded a C.U.B.S are also required to perform academic work service to Cleary University while they are enrolled (ex. 5-10 hours per week).

    What English proficiency test should I take?

    Cleary requires applicants to take the TOEFL test. The MELAB test is also accepted.

    A satisfactory TOEFL score of 550 (paper based); 213 (computer based); 70 (Internet based); or MELAB score of 75 or above.

    In addition, Cleary University accepts the International English Language Testing Services examination (IELTS). Undergraduate students are required to have a minimum score of 5.5. Incoming graduate students are required to achieve a score of 6.5 or above.

    For students who score below the requisite admission criteria, they still may be admitted provisionally as long as they enroll in an English as a Second Language (ESL) course in their first session at Cleary University.

    For applicants whose native language is English, a proficiency test is not required. Cleary University will also accept the successful completion of a basic composition course, equivalent to ENG 160, at a U.S. college or university with a grade of "C" or higher to meet the language requirement.

    Do I need my transcripts evaluated and translated into English?

    Yes, your official college or high school records, translated into the English language and evaluated course by course. Transcript must be sent directly from World Education Services to Cleary University, Office of Admissions, 3750 Cleary Drive, Howell, MI 48843.

    The following website can assist you with this step: World Education Services.

    When do courses begin?

    Undergraduate

    Fall Term A - 9/15/14 to 10/16/14

    Graduate

    Spring Term A - 4/14/14 to 5/25/14

    Fall Term A - 9/15/14 to 10/16/14

    How long is a TOEFL/IELTS score valid?

    A TOEFL/IELTS test score is valid for two years.

    Do I need health insurance?

    To ensure student safety and security, while in the United States, students are required to purchase health insurance upon arrival. Health insurance fees cost approximately $400-$1,200 for 12 months (one year) dependent on the student's age. Payment for insurance is due upon arrival.

    Unlike many countries, the United States does not have socialized medicine.

    What documentation will I need when I arrive?

    A copy of your passport, visa, I-94 card (which you will receive at your port-of-entry to the United States) and any previous I-20. 

    Who should I contact when I arrive in the United States?

    Upon arrival at DTW airport, you may contact Rohit Laungani at 773.991.3261 as well as Raj Singh with Metro DTW Sedan who will transport you from the airport to a local hotel near campus at 734.945.6067

    Will I be able to work while enrolled as a student?

    Nonimmigrant Undergraduate F-1 Cleary University students may obtain approved on-campus employment. On-campus employment includes:

    • Employment by Cleary University.

    • Work at Cleary University extension site office.

    • Be in good academic standing

    • Not have reached program end date

    • Approved by Designated School Official

    Student may work up to 20 hours per week during school periods and up to 40 hours per week during school breaks.

    Student must be:

    • In-status Pursuing a full-time course of study

    • Pursuing a full-time course of study

    Nonimmigrant F-1 students are responsible for filing a non-resident tax return (1040-NR) at the end of each year the student is employed.

    Per USCIS regulations, nonimmigrant F-1 students may be eligible for off-campus employment AFTER ONE FULL ACADEMIC YEAR in what is known as Curricular Practical Training, or CPT.

    Graduate students enrolled in the Masters of Business Administration Program with the prescribed Curricular Practical Training component have the opportunity to work up to 40 hours per week as prescribed by their MBA program of study off campus in a business or company that will provide the necessary U.S. work experience.

    Student must be:

    • In-status Pursuing a full-time course of study

    • Pursuing a full-time course of study