Granite State College: University System of New Hampshire

International Students

International students studying from their home country are eligible for acceptance to a fully online degree program. Individuals who are already in the U.S. with permanent resident status are eligible for acceptance. Granite State College does not currently accept students needing a J-1, F-1, or M-1 visa status requirements.

In addition to the regular admissions process, please be aware of the following guidelines that may apply to you as an international student:

Transcripts from Other Countries

Applicants who attended a college or university in a foreign country will need to have their transcripts translated and evaluated prior to full acceptance. The College uses the Center for Educational Documentation to perform international credential evaluations. A fee, based on the extent of the evaluation, will be charged.

More information is available by contacting the Center for Educational Documentation directly:

Center for Educational Documentation
P.O. Box 170116
Boston, MA 02117
Phone: (617) 338-7171
Fax: (617) 338-7101


English Proficiency

English proficiency is required for academic success at the College. If English is not your native language, you must demonstrate adequate English proficiency in order to be admitted.

Adequate proficiency is demonstrated by a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 (internet), 550 (paper-based), or 213 (computer-based); a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5; and/or acceptable Accuplacer scores. Any student not demonstrating adequate proficiency will be referred to an institution that offers courses in English for Speakers of Other Languages. Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Use code 0458.