International applicants must generally meet the same requirements. Waiver of the California RN licensure requirement is considered on an individual basis. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is mandatory of all applicants except those who are from English speaking countries or applicants who have attained a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from an accredited school in the United States.
The English Language Academy is available on campus for students interested in improving their speaking and writing skills in the English language.
The University of San Diego's minimum scores are:
237 on the computer-based test
580 on the paper-based test
83 on the internet-based test
Band score 7
International applicants are also required to have their transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (www.wes.org). A Course-by-Course Report from WES must be submitted with your application. Be advised that the evaluation will take at least 20 days, sometimes much longer. Please contact the agency for more information.