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How do I apply?

To apply as an international student, follow the same steps to apply as all Pace University graduate applicants.

Your Next Steps

  • If you complete the online application you will pay the fee online with a credit card

    • Transcripts from every accredited college or university attended (not just the degree granting institution) must be sent either to Pace University, directly from the academic institution electronically or by mail, or forwarded by the applicant in sealed envelopes from the academic institution.
    • Academic records issued in a language other than English are required to be translated and attested to by the institution of origin or a Pace-approved translation agency accredited through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
    • Transcripts are considered official only if they are sent directly to Pace University from the educational institution of origin, or forwarded by
    • Applicants may upload unofficial copies of all transcripts to the application dashboard for the initial processing and review of your application. If you are admitted, your offer is contingent upon the receipt and verification of all official printed transcripts.
    • Applicants who have earned a degree or completed coursework at Pace University will not be required to submit a transcript from Pace University and are required to indicate on the application that they have attended Pace. Transcripts from all other institutions attended are required and must be submitted to be considered for admission.

    Please note: Pace University partners with several electronic transcripts networks: Credentials, Parchment Exchange, National Student Clearing House, and eSCRIP-SAFE. Whenever possible, Pace prefers to receive transcripts electronically. Confirm with your prior institution to determine if they participate in any of these networks. If a send-to e-mail address is required, please use

    • Letters should be from academic or professional references that can knowledgeably comment on your ability to successfully complete graduate study.
    • Please note that three letters of recommendation are required for the PsyD in School-Clinical Child Psychology, the MSEd in School Psychology, and the MSEd in Bilingual School Psychology.
    • Applicants to the MS in Human Resource Management program who are requesting a waiver of the GMAT/GRE based on work experience are required to submit one letter of recommendation from their employer verifying the dates of employment and the work performed.
    • Applicants to the PhD in Mental Health Counseling program must submit three letters of recommendation, two of which must be academic in nature, indicating your potential for achievement in doctoral study and potential to complete doctoral work and/or counseling skills. The letters of recommendation should address your intellectual ability, written and communication skills, maturity, initiative/independence, and creativity/ originality.
    • A resume or outline describing at least the past five years of your employment history and any significant community, professional, or college extracurricular activities.
    • Include recognitions and achievements (e.g. licenses, publications, and awards).
  • A personal statement explaining to the Graduate Admission Committee why you would like to pursue the program of graduate study you have chosen. Additional information regarding your academic performance, as well as professional experience, may also be included in the supplement.

Electronic Transcript Networks

Pace University participates with several electronic transcripts networks: Credentials, Parchment Exchange, National Student Clearing House, and eSCRIP-SAFE. Whenever possible, Pace prefers to receive transcripts electronically. Confirm with the prior institution to determine if they participate in any of these networks. If a send-to email address is required, please use

All of your application's supporting documents must be sent directly to:

Pace University
Application Processing Center
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Or faxed to: (914) 773-3851


Students who do not qualify for one of the English Proficiency exam waivers listed below must present proof of English proficiency by submitting scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson PTE academic academic that are no more than two years old.

Please note that students that have been in the United States for less than 6 years will be required to submit an exam indicating proof of English proficiency.

In general, a minimum TOEFL score of 80, a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, or a Pearson PTE academic score of 54 is sufficient to demonstrate the required proficiency in English for admission directly into Pace University programs.

Pace University accepts MyBest™ scores for the TOEFL iBT® test, in addition to TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date.

TOEFL codes for Pace University

  • New York City Campus: 2635
  • Westchester Campus: 2685

For students affected by center closures

For international students affected by testing centers closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Pace University has temporarily approved the use of the Duolingo English test in place of the in-person TOEFL, IELTS and PTE English proficiency exams. Duolingo English tests will be accepted for all Fall 2021 applications.

The exam cost is $49 (USD) and may be taken from any computer that has a camera, audio and reliable internet. The exam portion of the Duolingo English test contains a series of speaking, reading, writing and listening exercises. Following the exam, there will be an interview portion that will ask you to respond to various prompts in 30 to 90 seconds. The exam will take about 45 minutes to complete and you will need either a passport, driver license, or national or state ID to show the camera. The score results are generally received within a few days of exam completion.

A verification email will be sent to you a few days after completing the exam containing a link to send your score to Pace University.

For additional information, please review the frequently asked questions.

Additional ways of providing proof of English proficiency

Proof of Citizenship from a country where English is the official language, i.e. Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Canada, Christmas Island, Cocos, Cooks Islands, Dominica, England, Fiji, Grenada, Grenadines, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Keeling Island, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montserrat, N. Marianas, Nevis, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Sierra Leone, South Africa, St. Christopher, St. Helena, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, American Virgin Islands, Zambia