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International Application for Admission

Thank you for your interest in Goodwin University. By submitting this online application, you are one step closer to realizing your dream!

Information concerning birth date and gender is being collected for reporting purposes only and will not be used in the selection process for admission.

Your application will not be considered complete until all supporting documentation has been submitted. See the admissions requirements page for a full list of required documentation.

Personal InformationSave Progress

Semester you are applying for

Program of interest

Legal name as it appears on passport


Are you married?

At this time, Goodwin University is not prepared to offer married or dependent visas.
If this is a personal requirement, you may want to reconsider your application at this time.

Have you ever been found responsible for a disciplinary violation at any high school/secondary school, college or university you have attended, whether related to academic or behavioral misconduct, that resulted in your probation, suspension, or dismissal from the institution?

Have you ever been adjudicated guilty or convicted of a misdemeanor, felony, or other crime?

If you answered "yes" to either question, please explain below the incident(s), date(s) of occurrence and resolution of the incident(s) (fine suspension, probation, etc.):

Citizenship StatusSave Progress

Are you a United States citizen?

If no, what is your country of citizenship?

Are you a Permanent Resident of USA?

If "yes", enter Alien registration #

If you do not hold a permanent resident card, what type of US Visa do you have?

  • First Language

  • Primary language spoken at home

Permanent AddressSave Progress

Permanent Address (Cannot Be A P.O. Box)

Phone Number(s) / Email

Mailing Address (If different from permanent address. This is where your I-20 and admissions materials will be sent.)

Emergency Contact

English ProficiencySave Progress

(Not required for international applicants to the ESL Program)

Have you taken the TOEFL or IELTS test for your English Language Proficiency?

What was your score?

If you are providing proof of English proficiency based on one of these test scores, please note that the score reports must be official and come to Goodwin University International Admissions directly from the testing service. The scores must be less than two years old. TOEFL code #4135.

EducationSave Progress

Do you have a high school/secondary school diploma?

High school/secondary school diplomas do not include high school equivalency diplomas, adult high school/secondary school diplomas, or home school diplomas.

If you do not have a high school/secondary school diploma

Do you have a high school equivalency diploma, adult high school diploma, or home school diploma?


By providing my initials, I hereby certify that I have graduated from high school/secondary school or attained the equivalent credential.

Admission StatusSave Progress

Highest Education Level

Previous College Background (starting with most recent)

Family EducationSave Progress

Please check the following for parents that have received a degree from a college or university in their home country.

Parent 1

Parent 2

Legal Guardian

Are you the first member of your immediate family to attend college?

EthnicitySave Progress

Please provide the following race and ethnic data. This information is requested on a voluntary basis by the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Your answer will not affect admission to or registration in the University.

Do you consider yourself Hispanic or Latino (including Spain)?

Regardless of your answer to the prior question, please select one or more of the following categories that best describe yourself:

Additional DocumentationSave Progress

Electronic supporting documents must be submitted as PDF, JPEG, GIF, PNG or JPG files.

Academic Letter of Recommendation

(Not required for international applicants to the ESL Program)

Your letter of recommendation should speak to your academic capabilities and accomplishments, it can additionally cover talents and strength of character, preferably by a teacher or academic who has had you in class.

Financial Documentation

International Students must submit financial documentation stating how expenses will be paid while enrolled at Goodwin University. Documentation must demonstrate the ability to fund your education for one full academic year. Please note that you will also be responsible for all costs associated with your additional years required for completion of your degree.

Download International Certification of Finances Form (pdf)

Unofficial Electronic Transcripts

You will be required to submit all official transcripts translated and evaluated prior to registration.

Passport Information Page

Provide copy of valid passport information page.

Writing Sample Essay

(Not required for international applicants to the ESL Program)

Submit a 250-600 word essay on a subject of your choice or select from some of the topics below:

  • If you feel that you have a talent, interest, hobby or background that is meaningful to your identity and would complete the picture of you as an applicant, please share this story.
  • Discuss an event or milestone that celebrated or marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community or family and the influence this had on your development.
  • Share with us a lesson you have learned from failure. Describe a situation or time when you experienced failure and what you learned and took away from this experience.
  • Tell us what community means to you and how you see your experience of studying in the USA as contributing to your community in the future back in your home country.
  • ReferralSave Progress

    If you have been referred to Goodwin University through one of our partners, please select from the list below.

    • SchoolApply
    • HotCourses.com
    • Kaplan International
    • Stafford House
    • Other
    • None of the Above

    Applicant's StatementSave Progress

    I, the undersigned, apply for admission to Goodwin University. I agree that the information given on this application is true to the best of my knowledge. I realize that failure to disclose fully and accurately all facts relating to this application could be grounds for dismissal. I understand that if this application is accepted and I enroll at Goodwin University, my contract with the University will include, and I have an obligation to abide by, all the terms and conditions in the Academic Catalog, as well as all policies, rules and regulations of the University. THE COLLEGE'S POLICIES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS INCLUDE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURES AND AN AGREEMENT THAT ALL CLAIMS OR DISPUTES BETWEEN THE STUDENT AND THE COLLEGE WILL BE SUBJECT TO MANDATORY BINDING ARBITRATION AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER. I acknowledge that I have carefully reviewed the dispute resolution procedures and the Arbitration Agreement, and I understand that they affect my rights.

    Upon completion of my degree/certificate, I grant permission for Goodwin University to contact my employer to evaluate the effectiveness of the University's curriculum, strengthen its program and make certain the material covered is appropriate. I authorize my employer to release dates of employment, job title, description of responsibilities and salary information to Goodwin University. Individual student information will not be published externally or used for any purpose other than internal data analysis. Consolidated information will be utilized for the purpose of fulfilling regulatory graduate employment reporting requirements. Further, I hereby grant permission for the University to photograph or videotape me and/or my schoolwork products for use in college publications and marketing materials. This application and the commitments herein are made with my consent, and I hereby guarantee the payment of all financial obligations incurred.

    Parent or Guardian Statement (Required if applicant is a minor)Save Progress

    This application and the commitments herein are made with my consent, and I hereby guarantee the payment of all financial obligations incurred by the Applicant. I hereby agree to, all the terms and conditions in the Academic Catalog, as well as all policies, rules and regulations of the University, including the Arbitration Agreement and Class Action Waiver. Upon Applicant's completion of his/her degree/certificate, I grant permission for Goodwin University to contact the Applicant's employer and I authorize the Applicant's employer to release dates of employment, job title, description of responsibilities and salary information to Goodwin University. Further, I hereby grant permission for the Applicant and/or their schoolwork products to be photographed or videotaped and used in college products.

    For office use only:
    Admissions Officer Signature: _______________________________________

    Optional: Save Progress

    By providing an email address and password here, you will be able to come back at a later time to continue your application.

    Passwords must be between 8 and 15 characters long. Please include at least one of each of the following: uppercase letter, lowercase letter, number.

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    Goodwin University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer, fully committed to the goal of providing equal opportunity and full participation in its educational programs, activities, and employment without discrimination because of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other consideration not directly and substantively related to effective performance. This policy implements Federal and State laws, regulations, and executive orders. This information is collected for reporting purposes only and will not be used in the selection process for admission.