PSU Graduate Application for Admission

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Please have the following available so you can complete your application in one session:

 

1.       Term you wish to begin your studies

2.       Program, including concentration, you desire

3.       Names of all colleges or universities you have previously attended, degree awarded, major, date degree  awarded, and dates attended

4.       Names and email addresses of at least 3 recommenders (except for Certificates)

5.       Professional resume in PDF or Word Format

6.       Statement of interest  in PDF or Word Format (not needed for Certificates)

7.       Approximate date and explanation for any criminal convictions

8.       Payment information for the application fee

 

In addition, International applicants may need some of the following:

 

1.       Copy of passport

2.       I-134 Affidavit of Support            

3.       Financial documents showing full financial support

4.       PSU Certification of Finances

5.       Visa type

6.       Visa issue date

7.       Copy of Visa

8.       Copy of most recent I-94

9.       Copy of most recent I-20

10.    Alien Registration number

11.     Copy of Alien Registration Card

12.    Copy of English Proficiency (TOEFL, GRE, IELTS Scores, ELS Language Centers)



Once you have all of your required documents and information, you should be able to complete the application in less than 15 minutes.

Biographical

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Name
If you have any previous last names please provide them here. They may be used to match your application to documents that arrive at the College of Graduate Studies.
Personal Data
NOTE:

Due to the on-line delivery format of certain programs, as an international student, you will not be able to study the following on-campus in the United States:

Master of Business Administration
Master of Science: Accounting
Master of Education: 
Education Technology Integrator
Library Media
Online Instructional Design
Social Security Number is required for citizens of the United States.
Mailing Address
Permanent Legal Address cannot be a Post Office Box.
Permanent Legal Address
Contact Information

Program of Study

Application Information

If you are applying for a certificate as well as a degree program, please select the degree program first.

Please Note: The application deadline for the MS in Athletic Training is January 15.
Please Note: The application deadline for the EdD is March 1.
Please Note:  As part of your application for admission into the Counselor Education or School Psychology program, you must sign up to participate in a group interview. 

Please Note: The application deadline for the EdD is March 1.
Please Note: The application deadline for the MS in Athletic Training is January 15.
History

Academic History

If you are pursuing a graduate certificate in conjunction with a master's or advanced degree program, the supporting documents are already on file and do not need to be submitted again.
Please list every institution of higher education where you have earned college credit, including Plymouth State University.  Please include dates of attendance and degrees or certifications earned. Also list any institution you have attended as a non-degree-seeking student.

Include additional colleges or universities by clicking the checkbox next to "Add another institution".

If you have a previous name, make sure that information is entered on Page #1.

Official transcripts from each institution must be sent to: Plymouth State University, Graduate Admissions, MSC 52, 17 High St., Plymouth NH 03264-1595. If your institution(s) offers electronic delivery of your official transcript, please provide them with the following e-mail address: psu-gradadmit@plymouth.edu.
College or University

Please enter your most recent degree here.

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College or University
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College or University
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College or University
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College or University
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College or University
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Tests
Scores from the GRE are required for the Master of Science degree in Applied Meteorology, Biology, and Environmental Science and Policy, and the Master of Arts degree in Historic Preservation.

Scores from the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests are required for applicants applying to an Educator Certification only program (no degree) who do not already have a master's degree.

International students who come from countries where English is not the primary language must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Pearson Test of English, or ELS Level 112.

Applicants who need to submit entrance exam scores must have official test scores sent to: Plymouth State University, Graduate Admissions, MSC 52, 17 High St., Plymouth NH 03264-1595.

Recommendations

Recommendations are optional for Graduate certificates
Recommendations are not required if you are applying to a Graduate Certificate program without a degree.
Waiver of Right of Access to Letter of Recommendation (optional)

The Family Educational Right and Privacy Act of 1974, PL 93-380 (commonly known as the "Buckley Amendment") allows a candidate for admission to waive her or his right of access to confidential letters or statements written on her of his behalf if the recommendation is used solely for the purpose of admission, and if the candidate, upon request, is notified of the names of all persons making such recommendations on her or his behalf.

I hereby waive my right to access these recommendations and appropriate attachments written on behalf of my application or prospective application for admission. The waiver is effective only insofar as the recommendation is used solely for the purposes stated above.

Recommendations

List the names and e-mail addresses of three individuals (colleagues, supervisors, instructors) who will provide official recommendations in support of your application.


Please Note:  When you provide the names and email addresses for individuals who you are seeking a recommendation in support of your application, they will receive an email from PSU Graduate Admissions with a recommendation form to complete.  They will also be given the opportunity to provide comments and/or upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

Alternate Recommendations

You may supply up to two alternate contacts. In the event that one or more of your recommenders declines to provide a recommendation, you will be notified and given the option to select an alternate.

Documents

If you are pursuing a graduate certificate in conjunction with a master's or advanced degree program, the supporting documents are already on file and do not need to be submitted again.
Please attach the following documents:
NOTE: Please make sure all attachments are less than 5MB.
(.doc, .docx, or .pdf)
(.doc, .docx, or .pdf)
This should be a formal, written essay that addresses your interest in and capacity for pursuing graduate study. Typical statements are between two and three typed, double-spaced pages in length.
(.doc, .docx, or .pdf)
The applicant may choose to create a writing sample for this application, or may use previously created work that has been submitted academically or written for professional reasons. The applicant must be the sole author of the sample submitted. The sample should be of publishable quality and demonstrate the applicant's ability to communicate in writing. This is required of applicants to the CAGS and EdD programs.
(.doc, .docx, or .pdf)
Art Education applicants must upload a studio portfolio consisting of 20 representative works. This portfolio can be a Zip archive, PowerPoint presentation, or other single file. This will be reviewed by the Art Education program coordinator. For more information, see the portfolio guidelines.
(.doc, .docx, or .pdf)
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For Athletic Training Post-Professional applicants, one year of experience as a BOC-certified athletic trainer is preferred. Students must possess current CPR/AED certification. All applicants must be in good standing within BOC and NATA, as well as fulfill requirements for state licensure.
Interview/Program Advising

Prospective students are encouraged to talk with an admissions team member or the coordinator of their program of choice before completing the application process.  Interviews are required for the following programs:

  • Eating Disorders – personal interview with program coordinator
  • Elementary Education – personal interview with program coordinator
  • School Counseling, School Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Couples and Family Therapy – participation in a group interview is required
  • CAGS programs – person interview with program coordinator
  • EdD programs – selected candidates will be invited to interview as part of the selection process

For applicants to the counseling, CAGS, and EdD programs, if you have had or have scheduled your interview, please enter the interview date and interviewer name (if known).
International Students

Please provide a copy of your Passport.

(.doc, .docx, or .pdf) Please include a scan of the identification page
Please provide a copy of your Alien Registration Card.
(.doc, .docx, or .pdf)
Financial Support

Plymouth State University will issue a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) based on documented evidence that funds exist to cover all expenses (academic and living) for one academic year. Funds must be guaranteed for international students studying in the United States. Applicants must complete an I-134 Affidavit of Support form available on the US Citizenship and Immigration services website, and/or provide appropriate financial documentation. Examples of acceptable financial documents include: current bank statements, certificates of deposit, notarized letters from bank officials. These documents may be submitted in combination to establish full financial support. Applicants must also complete and have notarized the PSU International Graduate Student Certification of Finances form.

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Visa-Holding International Students
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International Students Currently in the US
(.doc, .docx, or .pdf)
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Residency

Definition and Disclaimer

For the purpose of assessing tuition and fees, each student shall be classified as a New Hampshire resident or a non-New Hampshire resident. A person shall be classified as a New Hampshire resident if she or he has resided in the state of New Hampshire for purposes other than attending an educational institution for 12 months immediately preceding the student's entry or re-entry. Physical presence for this entire 12-month period need not be required as long as the conduct of the individual, taken in total, manifests an intention to make New Hampshire the permanent dwelling place. Reside, residency, or resident shall refer to domicile, i.e., a person's true, fixed and permanent home, or place of habitation, where she or he intends to remain permanently.


Proof of residency will be decided based on all facts submitted with qualitative rather than quantitative emphasis. The burden of proof rests on the student seeking classification as a New Hampshire resident. Any student who previously attended Plymouth State University, paid out-of-state tuition, and now claims New Hampshire residency should contact the Registrar to have resident status verified prior to registering for any coursework.


Misrepresentation in, or omission of, any evidence submitted with respect to any fact which, if correctly or completely stated would be grounds to deny classification as a New Hampshire resident, shall be cause for exclusion or expulsion from, or other disciplinary action by, Plymouth State University.

For New Hampshire Residents

Link to the NH Residency Confirmation Form will be emailed on submission of application.

For Non-Qualified Residents

International applicants who are residents of a foreign country, please select 'Foreign State'.

Additional Information

Providing this information will not affect your admission process. If you have any questions please contact the Graduate Admissions office at (603) 535-2237 or psu-gradadmit@plymouth.edu.

Source
Other Applications

Are you applying for admission to other graduate schools? (Please specify up to 6)

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Application Fee

Please note that this fee is non-refundable.  After clicking the, 'Submit & Pay Application Fee', you will be brought to the payment process at quickpay.com.