International Admissions Requirements

Conditional Admissions

For students who are seeking admission but have not achieved the minimum required scores on the IELTS or TOEFL, RMU has developed several partnerships that offer conditional admission or TOEFL/IELTS waivers.  If you are a student at one of the partners below, please let our international admissions team know that when you are applying:

English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Pittsburgh: 

  • Students who have completed ELI levels 5 or 6 with 85% or better in most courses in the ELI’s full-time Intensive English Program and an overall average of 80% in all classes may have their IELTS/TOEFL requirement waived.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in the ELI may be considered for conditional admission if they plan to complete ELI levels 5 or 6.  The conditional admission may be upgraded to full admission when the student has completed levels 5 or 6 in the ELI’s full-time Intensive English Program with 85% or better in most courses in the ELI’s and an overall average of 80% in all classes, and provided that the student does not violate his/her immigration status.

ELS Language Center: 

  • Students who have completed ELS Level 112 may have the IELTS/TOEFL requirement waived.
  • Students who are enrolled currently in an ELS program and intend to complete Level 112 are eligible for conditional admission if they meet all other criteria for admissions. Upon completing the program, the conditional admission may be upgraded to a full admission provided the student does not violate his/her immigration status.

International Undergraduate Freshman Applicant Checklist

Priority Deadlines: April 1st for Summer attendance, May 1st for Fall attendance and November 1st for Spring attendance 

Following the checklist below will assist you in the application process.

  1. Apply Online - it's free!
  2. Bank Statement Accompanied by a RMU completed and Signed Financial Statement
  3. Official transcripts (academic record) of secondary education with English translation
  4. Copy of your passport
  5. Testing for non-native English speakers
  6. An SAT is required for all Actuarial Science, Nursing, Statistics, and Predictive Analysis applicants.

Note: The Institutional Code for Robert Morris University for TOEFL and SAT is 2769.

Costs and Scholarship Opportunities

Academic scholarships are awarded to international students at the point of acceptance to the university. These awards are based solely on GPA which is converted to a 4.0 scale by International Admissions.

For tuition, room, board and fee costs, please see our cost of attendance.

International Transfer Applicant Checklist

(If you've attended a college/university for credits)
Priority Deadlines: May 1st for Fall attendance and November 1st for Spring attendance

  1. Apply Online - it's free!
  2. Bank Statement Accompanied by a RMU completed and Signed Financial Statement
  3. Official transcripts (academic record) of all colleges and universities attended
    An official course catalog description and/or syllabi for all courses completed at a college outside of the U.S is required.  An English translation must be submitted for those not in English.
  4. Official transcripts (academic record) of secondary education with English translation*
  5. Photocopies of all previously issued I-20s
  6. Photocopies of passport, I-94 card and Visa page
  7. Download, complete and return by fax or email the Transfer In Form after you have received your acceptance letter.
  8.  A course description of all international courses completed.
  9. Testing for non-native English speakers

* These requirements will not be necessary if the student has completed a minimum of 30 credits at a U.S. institution.

International Graduate Applicant Checklist

Priority Deadlines: May 1st for Fall attendance and November 1st for Spring attendance
Following the checklist below will assist you in the application process.

Graduate Admission Requirements

  1. Apply Online - it's free!
  2. Bank Statement Accompanied by a RMU completed and Signed Financial Statement
  3. Official transcripts (academic record) of undergraduate education with English translation
  4. Third party International and Foreign Credential Evaluation
  5. Two (2) letters of professional reference
  6. Current resume
  7. Statement of purpose
  8. GMAT - if you are applying for M.B.A. or M.S. in Business
    • Minimum score required for admission: 470
  9. GRE - if you are applying for M.S. in Engineering Management
    • Minimum score required for Engineering Management: Quantitative 150, Verbal 146
  10. Testing for non-native English speakers
    • TOEFL - 79 iBT, 550 pBT all schools
    • IELTS
      • School of Engineering, Math and Sciences: 6.5

      • School of Business: 6.5

      • School of Education and Social Science: 7.0

      • School of Communication and Information Systems: 7.0

    • Duolingo English Test (DET) - 100
    • PTE - 53

Note: The Institutional Code for Robert Morris University for TOEFL and SAT is 2769.

Applicants from mainland China may be asked to participate in a video interview and short writing sample with Vericant. While not mandatory, the interview provides an opportunity to showcase your skills and will form part of your application package. To learn more and schedule an interview, visit Vericant's website.

Mail your completed application and supporting materials to:

Application Deadlines: May 1st for Fall attendance and November 1st for Spring attendance
Robert Morris University 
Admissions 
6001 University Boulevard 
Moon Township, PA 15108-1189 USA

Any questions or concerns may also be directed to:

International Admissions 
Phone: 1-412-397-5210 or 1-412-397-5284
E-mail: intladmissions@rmu.edu