Applicants from Canada and Mexico
Applicants from Canada and Mexico are not required to submit an application fee. Applicants from Canada or Mexico who apply for admission to any of Kettering University’s Distance Learning Graduate Programs must complete/submit the following information:
- Complete Admissions Application online at https://www.kettering.edu/futurestudents/graduate/application.jsp.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam with a score of at least 550 (paper-based), or 213 (computer-based), or 79 IBT (Internet-based), or IELTS if the applicant's native language is not English and/or the applicant has not earned a Bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution.
- Any other admission materials as required by the respective degree program.
- Official transcripts from an accredited U.S. university or equivalent.
International Applicants Admissions Checklist
Please follow these instructions if you are not a citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States, Canada or Mexico. This convenient checklist can assist you in completing your admissions packet. To ensure that you include all necessary materials for your desired program, refer to the specific degree program admission requirements in this catalog. An admission decision will only be made for students who have completed their undergraduate program.
Application for Admission
Complete and sign the Application Form available online at https://www.kettering.edu/futurestudents/graduate/application.jsp.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 (U.S. Dollars) is due at the time you submit your application packet. Please make all checks payable to Kettering University. Checks or money orders must be issued in U.S. funds and drawn from a U.S. bank account.
A Document-by-Document credential evaluation of undergraduate transcripts is required for admission. A Document-by-Document evaluation identifies and describes each credential in terms of its principal elements: name of credential, requirements for entry and program length, and expresses an equivalency in terms of U.S. education. 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). For this listing please go to www.naces.org/members.htm
All application packets should contain a copy of your passport if available.
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). 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, Computerbased: 213, Internet-based: 79; IELTS: Minimum Ban score of 6.0.
Statement of Financial Support
International student applicants must document their ability to meet all educational and living expenses for the entire period of intended study. We require an original certified bank statement in U.S. currency reflecting $43,000 ($54,000 for MBA) 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. This form is available by contacting the Graduate Office at email@example.com.
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 admission is 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale, or its International equivalent.
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.
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required for the Engineering programs and the Manufacturing Operations program only.
NOTE: Admission tests (GMAT, GRE) are NOT required.
Mail all materials to:
For MBA, Engineering Management, and Operations Management Programs ONLY
Students entering these programs must have completed courses in specified areas. A course in these areas must have been passed with a C or better. Applicants who do not have this background may either complete the required prerequisite courses through Kettering University in these areas, or demonstrate their knowledge by successfully passing appropriate qualifying exams at Kettering University.
International Admission Deadlines
Due to the length of time required to process international admission packets (including receiving an I-20), we recommend that you submit your materials at least two terms before you wish to begin taking classes.
Deadline dates are:
Summer Term: March 15
Fall Term: June 15
Winter Term: September 15
Spring Term: December 15
Notification of Admission
Applicants will be notified by personal letter of the Admission Committee’s decision. Once all materials are received at Kettering University, please allow approximately six (6) weeks for processing your application and to receive notification.
Note: This decision simply grants or denies admission into the graduate program. Issuing an I-20 is a separate process and may require additional information. For information regarding the I-20 process, contact the Office of International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (810) 762-9801.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 (U.S. dollars) is due for all international applicants at the time the student submits application materials to Kettering University. Please make all checks payable to Kettering University. Checks or money orders must be issued in U.S. funds and drawn from a U.S. bank account. Neither scholarship funds nor financial aid through Kettering University are available for international students.
International applicants must demonstrate and provide evidence of their ability to meet all educational and living expenses (tuition, room and board, etc.) for the entire period of their intended stay before Kettering University can issue a Certificate of Visa Eligibility (Form I-20). Evidence may include a statement from a legitimate financial institution reflecting a minimum of $43,000 (MBA $54,000) (U.S. dollars) in a savings account to pay expenses while attending Kettering University. Medical insurance, including repatriation and evacuation coverage, is required for all international students and must be purchased through Kettering University.
Prior to registering for classes, full payment for tuition must be made for the term in which the student is enrolling. Funds remitted or provided for payment must be drawn from a U.S. Bank.
A limited number of teaching assistantships and research assistantships are available for resident students. These are awarded on a competitive basis.
An applicant must meet all admission requirements and be fully admitted in order to be eligible for an assistantship. The major departments select assistants according to the qualifications of the applicants and the needs of the departments. Applicants who are interested in being considered for a graduate assistantship should contact the degree granting department when notification of full admittance has been received. Kettering University does not discriminate by reason of an individual’s race, color, sex, creed, age, handicap, or national origin.
Please note that not all graduate degree programs are available for assistantships within specific departments. The department sponsoring the assistantship has final approval and may require a specific major.
Each engineering department may grant a given number of fellowships per year to resident students. Recipients are selected according to each department’s own criteria. The provost makes the final decision on the number of fellowships to be awarded and which candidates receive fellowships. The maximum award for a fellowship covers half of the student’s tuition for two graduate courses (8 credits) per term.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA):
For financial aid consideration, students remain in good standing when they maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. Students falling below the minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and the minimum last term GPA of 3.0 are placed on Financial Aid Probation or Suspension as appropriate.
Maximum timeframe for degree completion:
Within 6 consecutive years.