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The admissions policies of Everglades University were developed to ensure that all students have a reasonable expectation to complete their chosen degrees. In order for Everglades University to provide career education in highly technological fields, applicants should demonstrate to the University both the ability and motivation to succeed.

Admissions Procedures

Students desiring to enter the University should contact the Admissions Office or click here to submit an application online. Students should submit their applications well in advance of the date they desire to enter the University to permit proper scheduling and assure availability. Local applicants are encouraged to visit the University in person. The University uses a rolling admissions policy. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance or rejection to the University. All admissions services are conducted on an equal opportunity/equal access basis.

To view our Admissions Office hours by campus, please visit this page.

The University reserves the right to deny admission to any prospective student that in their judgment poses an undue risk to the safety or security to the University and the University community. This judgment will be based on individual determination taking into account any information the University has about a prospective student’s criminal record including the presence of secondary school students on the campus.

Additionally, the University reserves the right to evaluate the individual circumstances regarding registered sex offenders, and in certain cases refuse admission to the University. When a prospective student receives a registered sex offender designation, the University reserves the right to place the admissions process on hold, contingent upon the review and approval from a designated acceptance committee.

Admissions Requirements for Undergraduate Students

In order to be considered for enrollment at Everglades University, all applicants must:

  • Complete an application for admission AND
  • Provide verification of high school graduation or verification of GED completion (subject to validation by University Official)
    OR
  • Provide verification of graduation from an accredited college or university OR
  • Provide verification of graduation from a foreign institution comparable to a U.S. secondary school or university AND
  • Provide a non-refundable fifty dollar application fee AND
  • A student should make arrangements to take Everglades University’s entrance examination or provide results of a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing exam (ACT). The University’s requirements for admission are a score of at least 15 on the University’s entrance exam, or a combined score of 800 on the SAT, or a composite score of 17 on the ACT. Students taking the SAT after March 2005 are required to have a combined score of 1200. Florida’s CLAST exam is also acceptable with passing scores or exempt scores (997,998,999) in computation and reading. Any student entering the University with an earned college degree is not required to take an entrance examination. Everglades University reserves the right to accept ten percent of its applicants who do not meet the appropriate entrance test score requirements.

Home-School Applicants

Applicants must hold a University recognized High School Diploma or GED equivalence.

International Students Undergraduate Admissions

Everglades University is proud of the international character of its student body and welcomes students from other nations. All international students must be fluent in English. Applicants may be asked to furnish proof that they can read, write, and speak English fluently. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

International student applicants must meet all admissions requirements for undergraduate students and the following requirements for admission to Everglades University:

  • Successful completion of a secondary school program equivalent to high school in the United States or graduation from a college or university found to be equivalent to graduation from a college or university in the United States.
    All documents submitted in evidence of high school graduation or the equivalent and college credits must be notarized and accompanied by a certified translation if not originally issued in English. Acceptable certified translations may be issued by one of the following organizations: official national government entity such as Ministry of Foreign Relations or Ministry of Education, American Embassy, a U.S. National Cultural Center, or other authorized translator.
  • Certification of financial ability to meet tuition and other necessary expenses or ability to qualify for financial aid as an eligible non-citizen.
    (And when determination is made by the Director of Admissions)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 500 or higher on the paper TOEFL; or 173 or higher on the computer TOEFL if a student’s primary language is not English.

Applications for international students can be obtained through the Admissions Office. Students should apply at least two to four months prior to the start of the program to allow time for processing especially if a student visa is needed.

International students are required to pay for each semester (period of financial obligation), including tuition, books, and education fees, prior to the start of each semester. International students attending Everglades University on a student visa must be enrolled as full-time students.

Admissions Requirements for Graduate Students

In order to be considered for enrollment for a Master’s Degree level program at Everglades University, all applicants must:

  • Complete an application for admission.
  • Provide verification (official transcript) of an earned Bachelor (minimum) or Graduate Degree from a college accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 at the baccalaureate level on a 4.0 scale or 3.0 at the masters level on a 4.0 scale.
  • Earn a minimum GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 500 or a minimum GRE (Graduate Record Examination) score of 290 (1,000 using the previous reporting scale) is required. Applicants with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale at the baccalaureate level will not be required to complete an entrance examination. Additionally, if the student has completed at least 6 semester credit hours at the graduate level with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale will not be required to complete an entrance examination.
  • Complete any necessary prerequisite courses.
  • Provide a non-refundable fifty dollar application fee.

Prerequisite Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Prerequisite courses required for MBA students are: ACG 2001 (Accounting Principles I); ACG 2011 (Accounting Principles II); and STA 2014 (Statistics).
  • Prerequisite courses required for MAS students are: ASC 1100 (Introduction to Aeronautics); ASC 1010 (History of Aviation); and ASC 2320 (Aviation Law and Regulations).
  • Effective as of January 1, 2012, Prerequisite courses required for ME students are: ACG 2001 (Accounting Principles I); ACG 2011 (Accounting Principles II); and FIN 2001 (Financial Management).
  • Prerequisite courses required for MPH students are: HSC 164 (Introduction to Health and Wellness Systems); HSC 2732 (Introduction to Understanding Clinical Research); and HSC 100 (Medical Terminology).

Applicants entering with an accredited bachelor’s degree in the discipline or closely related discipline will not be required to complete the prerequisite courses. Prerequisite courses are for those applicants with a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated discipline.

Admissions Waiver Requirements

Students not meeting all of the undergraduate or graduate admissions requirements may be granted a waiver. If accepted for admission, a student must maintain satisfactory academic progress per the University policy. Everglades University reserves the right to accept ten percent of its applicants who do not meet the minimum entrance test score requirements, taking into account other factors that may indicate a student’s qualifications for admission.

International Students Graduate Admissions

Applicants to a Master’s Degree program, whose native language is not English, are required to demonstrate English language proficiency before they can be admitted. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. International student applicants must meet all admissions requirements for graduate students. Additionally, international students who have not attended a high school, college, or university in the United States are required to adhere to the following procedures:

  • Successful completion of a secondary school program equivalent to high school in the United States and graduation from a college or university found to be equivalent to graduation from an undergraduate program at a college or university in the United States.
    All documents submitted in evidence of high school graduation or the equivalent and college credits must be notarized and accompanied by a certified translation if not originally issued in English. Acceptable certified translations may be issued by one of the following organizations: official national government entity such as Ministry of Foreign Relations or Ministry of Education, American Embassy, a U.S. National Cultural Center, or other authorized translator.
  • Certification of financial ability to meet tuition and other necessary expenses or ability to qualify for financial aid as an eligible non-citizen.
    (And when determination is made by the Director of Admissions)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 500 or higher on the paper TOEFL; or 173 or higher on the computer TOEFL if a student’s primary language is not English.
    Applications for international students can be obtained through the Admissions Office or by visiting the University website at www.EvergladesUniversity.edu. Students should apply at least two to four months prior to the start of the program to allow time for processing especially if a student visa is needed.International students are required to pay for each semester (period of financial obligation), including tuition, books, and education fees, prior to the start of each semester. International students attending Everglades University on a student visa must be enrolled as full-time students.