An international applicant, that is, neither a citizen nor a permanent resident of the U.S., must meet our regular admission requirements, as well as those listed below.
If written in a foreign language, all transcripts and other documents must be accompanied by an official English translation and certification of equivalency to the American education system. Bachelor degrees that are three years in length will not be recognized as equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor degree by William James College. You can have both, the translation and equivalence certified by the World Education Service (WES). For detailed information visit
Applicants who are non-native speakers of English and have not taken the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please note: the GRE is required of all applicants to the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology PsyD Program. Applicants to other programs are encouraged to submit GRE scores to enhance their application.
Upon acceptance to the program, international students will be sent a Foreign Student Certification of Finances (FSCF) form which must be submitted by every student who does not hold a permanent resident (immigrant) visa in the United States. Since international students are ineligible to borrow Federal student aid, and private loans may be difficult to obtain, the FSCF is required to confirm that all of the necessary financial supports are secured for the duration of study, and to issue the INS I-20 form. International applicants must plan and secure funding sources for the length of their stay in the U.S. before applying. This includes living expenses, health insurance and travel. Once enrolled, there are no opportunities to earn income through employment in or outside campus
International applicants must provide a copy of their visa before beginning the program.