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Admissions requirements

To enter the UMass Dartmouth Global Student Program all students must meet both the academic and English language requirements. Full details on all entry requirements can be found below.

If you do not find your country listed or have other questions, please e-mail us at Admissions@umassdglobal.com

Undergraduate academic requirements

Country UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate GSP entry requirements:
- Qualifications/ grades equal to a USA Successful completion of Year 12 with GPA of 2.0

Argentina

Bachiller with a 6/10

Australia

Year 12 with a C or 50% average or higher

Bahrain

Tawjahiya Secondary School Certificate with a 50% average or higher

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with a 40% average.

Botswana

Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education with a 2nd Class, 2nd Division or C average

Brazil

Brazilian Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Certificado de Ensino Médio) with a 5/10

Brunei

Third class honors (C) or see GCE 'O' Level criteria

Cambodia

Successful completion of Diploma of Upper Secondary with a minimum of 5 passes and an overall grade C average.

Chile

Licencia de Educación Media (academic) with 4 or higher

Canada

Successful completion of Grade 12 with a 60% average.

China

Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate with a 70% average or higher

Colombia

Título de Bachiller 6 or higher

Ecuador

Bachiller with a 6/10

Egypt

General Secondary Education Certificate with a 65% average or Good

Fiji

Fiji School Leaving Certificate (Form 6) with a 6 average

France

Baccalauréat Général with an overall score of 10 OR see IB

Ghana

Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination with D average or Credit

Hong Kong

HKCEE (Form 5) - D or higher in 5 subjects
HKDSE - Minimum level 2 in 4 academic units

India

All India Senior Secondary Certificate (CSBE/CISCE) with C2 (6 pass with credit) or higher in 3 academic subjects

Indonesia

SMU3 with an average grade of 5 or higher in 4 academic subjects

Iran

Peesh-daneshgahii (High School Diploma) with 12 average or higher

Israel

Teudat Bagrut with 55% average or better

Japan

Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with a 3 GPA

Jordan

Completion of Tawjihiyah with a 60% average grade.

Kazakhstan

Successful completion of Attestat with 3.5 average or higher

Kenya

Successful completion of KCSE with a minimum of 5 passes and an overall grade C average, including a ‘D’ in English (for approved English entry).

Korea

Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo (High School Certificate) with a 70% average or higher or Rank 6 or less rank (Mi)

Kuwait

Completion of Tawjihiyah with a 60% average grade.

Laos

Baccalaureat II with an overall score of 12

Malawi

Successful completion of MSCE

Malaysia

SPM with C6 or higher in 5 subjects

Mauritius

See GCE/ O’Level criteria

Macau

See criteria for China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or GCE/ O’Level

Mexico

Certificado de Bachillerato with a 6.0 average or better

Mongolia

School Leaving Certificate (Gerchilgee) with 4.0 (C) average or higher

Morocco

Successful completion of Secondary School Diploma

Myanmar

Basic Education Standard Exam Diploma (Academic & Vocational) with a 3 or 55% average

Nepal

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with 35% (third division) or higher

Nigeria

Completion of SSCE (WAEC/ NECO) minimum of 5 passes and an overall average of C6 or equivalent, including a D7 at English (for English entry) OR see GCE/ O’LEVEL requirements

Oman

Thanawiya Amma (General Secondary School Certificate) with 65% average or better

Pakistan

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with 55% minimum overall score

Panama

Diploma de Bachiller with a 71% or better

Peru

Bachillerato Académic with 11 or better

Philippines

Al - Thanawiya Aama Qatari with 80% average or better

Russia

Attestat o srednem (polnom) obschem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) with a 3.5 average or higher

Saudi Arabia

Senior Certificate with Matriculation with 'D' average or matriculation endorsement with 50-59%

Singapore

GCE O Level - 5 academic subjects with D or lower
- AS/A levels with an average of E grade

South Africa

Completion of National Senior Certificate with a with 'D' average in a minimum of 4 subjects, or successful completion of Year 11 with a 'B' average in a minimum of 4 subjects.

South America

Satisfactory completion in the Bachillerato

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka A Levels with S grade (Ordinary Pass) in 3 subjects or 45% and above.

Sweden

Avgångsbetyg with 'G' grade in 3 subjects

Taiwan

Senior High School Graduation Certificate with a C (60%) average or higher

Tanzania

Certificate of Secondary Education with minimum E/5 average

Thailand

Matayom 6 with 60% average or higher

Turkey

Lise Diplomasi with a minimum 3 points (orta) or 60% average

UAE

Completion of Tawjihiyah with a 70% average grade

Uganda

Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7,8) average OR see GCE/ O’LEVEL requirements.

Ukraine

Attestat with Grade 4 or higher on the 12 point scale or Attestat with Grade 3 or higher on the 5 point scale

United Kingdom

- See GCE/ O and AS/A LEVEL requirements.

USA

Successful completion of Year 12 with GPA of 2.0

Vietnam

Completion of Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông with a minimum score of 5

Zambia

Zambian School Certificate Examination with 6 or higher average or SEE GCE/ O’LEVEL requirements.

Zimbabwe

5 passes and an overall grade C average in Zimsec O Level/Cambridge School Certificate (CSC) or SEE GCE/ O’LEVEL requirements.

Other accepted qualifications

GCE-O-Level

- Completion with an D or 7 in a minimum 5 subjects

AS/A-Level

- AS/A levels with an average of E grade

Accredited Foundation Year

- University accredited Foundation courses, equal to NQF level 3: equivalent to high school year 12.

IB

Completion with an overall 22 or IB Score 3.5

* This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. 

ADVANCED PROGRAM: Applicants with an American GPA (equivalent) of 2.7 or higher may be eligible for the UMass Dartmouth GSP 2 semester program. Eligibility will be determined based upon academic assessment and will require a personal interview with the UMass Dartmouth GSP Executive Director upon arrival for final approval.

For countries not listed, please contact Admissions@umassdglobal.com. This information is correct at the time of printing.

Graduate academic requirements

Graduate GSP Academic GPA Required Bachelor's Degree Required GMAT or GRE

Graduate GSP: MBA

A GPA equal to a 2.6 on the USA scale of 4.0 ***

A completed 3 or 4 year Bachelor's Degree from any discipline

NOT REQUIRED*

Graduate GSP: MS Engineering

  • Civil & Environmental
  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical

A GPA equal to a 2.6 on the USA scale of 4.0 ***

A completed Honors or 4 year Bachelor's Degree from one of the following disciplines:

  • Any Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

NOT REQUIRED

Graduate GSP: MS in Computer & Information Science

A GPA equal to a 2.6 on the USA scale of 4.0 ***

A completed Honors or 4 year Bachelor's Degree from one of the following disciplines:

  • Any Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

*Students with a Bachelor's degree from any other discipline with work experience in the computing field may be considered.

NOT REQUIRED

Graduate GSP: MS in Physics

A GPA equal to a 2.6 on the USA scale of 4.0 ***

A completed Honors or 4 year Bachelor's Degree from one of the following disciplines:

  • Any Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

NOT REQUIRED

* GMAT is not required for entry to the Graduate GSP; however, a GMAT score of 400 is required for progression to the MBA. During the Graduate GSP GMAT Prep is available to all students at no cost.

English Language Requirements

If you have achieved one of the English test results in the table below, and meet the relevant academic requirement for your country, you will be eligible for the Undergraduate or Graduate GSP. 

For more information, contact Admissions@umassdglobal.com.

UMass Dartmouth requires official TOEFL results. Results can be sent through the ETS website using the UMass Dartmouth school code number 3786.

English language qualification ESL for Undergraduate  Study†

 

Undergraduate GSP: 3 Semesters with Academic English Undergraduate GSP: 3 Semesters Undergraduate GSP: 2 Semesters Graduate GSP**

IELTS

4.5

5.0 with no band lower than 4.5

5.5 with no band lower than 5.0

6.0 with no band lower than 5.5

6.0 with no band lower than 5.5

TOEFL Computer - iBT

49

59

70

75

72

GCE "O" Levels

n/a

D

C

C

n/a

SPM

n/a

D7

C5

C5

n/a

HKDSE

n/a

English: Level 2

English: Level 3

English: Level 3

n/a

HKCEE/HKALE

n/a

English "E" Grade

English "D" Grade

English "D" Grade

n/a

Pearson Test

38

46 (with no band lower than 38)

50 (with no band lower than 45)

56

56 (with no band lower than 45)

*The English language entry requirement for the Undergraduate GSP may be waived if the language of instruction was English for your previous studies.

** The English language entry requirement for the Graduate GSP may be waived if a students post-secondary degree was studied in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, UK or USA. 

***GPA grading within a scale of 4.0 do vary per educational system; please contact UMass Dartmouth GSP for additional information on your application.

†The ESL program provides students with the English language and academic skills to succeed in the UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate GSP. The American Language & Cultures Institute (ALCI) at UMass Dartmouth combines preparation for success in a college or university classroom with intensive English study. Students experience a curriculum that focuses on academic study skills, university majors and hands-on coursework. In addition, through our Language & Cultures Studio courses, the ALCI offers further guided English instruction that integrates student excursions, community involvement and travel in New England.