International Application Requirements

If you are a Permanent Resident or not a citizen of the United States, use this convenient checklist to ensure you successfully complete the admissions process.

  • Official Transcripts
    Request all official transcripts (unopened, original transcripts from all undergraduate studies) be mailed directly from your previous college/university to Kettering University. The minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) for full admission is 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale, or its International equivalent, and provisional admission can be considered for GPA scores slightly below 3.0. We will not accept copies or facsimiles of transcripts, nor will we accept any transcripts except official transcripts mailed directly from your university to Kettering University. Engineering applicants must possess a degree in an engineering discipline from an ABET-accredited program or an international equivalent. A credential evaluation is required for International transcripts.
  • Transcript Credential Evaluation
    A Course by Course credential evaluation of undergraduate transcripts is required for admission. The fee for this service will be at the expense of the student. We accept evaluations from companies that are recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluating Services (NACES).
  • Copy of Passport
    Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a Bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), MELAB (offered by University of Michigan), or complete level 112 at an approved ELS center. Please have official scores sent to Kettering University's Office of Graduate Studies, Code 1246. Photocopies will not be accepted. Our minimum score requirements are: TOEFL: Paper-based: 550, Computer-based: 213, Internet-based: 79; IELTS: Minimum Ban score of 6.0; MELAB: 76. (Note: Standardized admission tests such as the GMAT or the GRE are not required for admission.)
  • Statement of Financial Support
    International student applicants who wish to study on-campus must document their ability to meet all educational and living expenses for the entire period of intended study. Applicants for online study are not required to submit proof of financial support. We require an original certified bank statement in U.S. currency reflecting $45,536 in a savings account. Neither scholarship funds nor financial aid are available for international students at Kettering University. If your educational expenses will be funded by a parent or family member, you will also need to provide an Affidavit of Financial Support.
  • Letters of Recommendation
    Two letters of recommendation are required for the Engineering programs and the Lean Manufacturing program only.

Mail all admission materials to:

Office of Admissions
Kettering University
1700 University Avenue
Flint, MI 48504-6214 USA