The university defines an international applicant as any non-U.S. citizen or any U.S. citizen whose high school degree, undergraduate degree or undergraduate coursework was earned outside the mainland United States.

Florida Tech recognizes international diplomas and credits taken at accredited secondary and post-secondary institutions once all appropriate official documentation and credentials are received and translated (where necessary). Students presenting diplomas beyond the high school level will have academic work evaluated by the Office of Online Learning with oversight by the Office of the Registrar. The Registrar will determine the exact number and nature of courses granted once the international evaluation is received. Florida Tech does not provide assistance in obtaining student visas or in translating documents.

Application Process

  1. Apply online: There is no application fee. Admissions requirements are listed on each program page and the application.

  2. Request official transcripts to be sent directly from your school(s). Official transcripts must come directly from the university or school and carry the official seal of the institution.

  3. Provide proof of English language proficiency if you are not a native English speaker (see Demonstrating English Language Proficiency below).

  4. Official transcripts that are not in English will require an English translation.

Documents should be mailed to:

Attn: Florida Tech Transcripts


9417 Princess Palm Ave.

Tampa, FL 33619-8313


Students who are not native English speakers must demonstrate English language proficiency. Students who are active-duty U.S. military servicemembers from all U.S. territories are exempt from this requirement.

International applicants must prove English language proficiency by at least one of the following:

One of these test scores (within the last two years):

  • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) with an earned score of at least 79

  • Paper-based TOEFL with an earned score of at least 550

  • IELTS with an earned score of at least 6.0

  • Pearson Test of English Academic with an earned score of at least 58

  • Cambridge English: Advanced with an earned score of at least 180 (Grade of C)

  • Duolingo English Test with an earned score of at least 100

  • China National Higher Education Entrance Examination (Gaokao) English portion with an earned score of at least 120/150 (96/120) no more than two years before attendance at Florida Tech

Attendance for three consecutive years and graduation from an accredited or state-approved U.S. high school where English is the language of instruction

Graduated with a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited mainland US college or university where English is the language of instruction

Successfully completed a total of 20 semester hours at a regionally accredited mainland U.S. college or university (mainland U.S. includes Hawaii and Alaska) including three semester hours of English that qualify as transfer credit for Florida Tech’s Composition and Rhetoric (COM 1101) course

Florida Tech’s admissions department will perform the credential evaluation once a student’s complete application file has been received, including determining equivalency of a student’s foreign credentials to U.S. degree programs. If warranted, the admissions department reserves the right to require an independent credential evaluation. If required, the applicant must submit a course-by-course certified credential evaluation from an approved agency. For a list of approved agencies, please click here and view Credential Evaluation and Translation Services.

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