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Undergraduate Admissions

If you have successfully completed your high school degree (12 years of primary and secondary education) or equivalent, you are considered an undergraduate applicant at NU.

Application requirements:

1. Official transcripts of academic work and completion certificates from high school and university attended (if any).

  • If transcripts are not in English, all transcripts must be sent to Niagara University via World Education Services, or WES. Transfer students need the 'Course by Course Report' evaluation by WES. Traditional freshman just need the WES standard document evaluation. 

2. Non-native English speakers must verify their proficiency in English by submitting:

  • A TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper exam) is required for admission.
  • Or: Students may take the TOEFL PBT (at least 550 score) until it is discontinued in their area and submit the scores for two years after the test date.
  • Or: Niagara University will also accept Internet-based TOEFL (at least 79-80 score) or the International English Language Testing System, or IELTS  (at least 6.0 band).
  • Or: The University will waive this requirement for applicants working with an accredited language program affiliated with Niagara University. Embassy English is our affiliated program.
  • If you attend high school where courses are taught in English, an SAT may be submitted in place of the TOEFL or IELTS.

3. Students can easily apply via either Common App or NU application page 


4. All students should be prepared to provide financial documentation for immigration purposes. See how to apply for student status by U.S. government here.