International Education Institute
IEI Admissions Criteria
▢ Application and Essay(s): see below for details
▢ Application Fee of $100 USD
▢ Copy of Passport Information and Picture Page
·Please have official transcript mailed directly to us from the school
▢ 2 Teacher/Advisor Recommendations
·Please have original recommendations mailed directly to us from the school
*if possible, please have translated copy included to speed admissions process.
▢ English Proficiency Test (TOFEL, TOEIC, IETLS, SLEP)
·Please have official test scores sent directly to us from the testing center
▢ Skype Interview with IEI staff
▢ Financial Statements or Bank document showing sufficient funds
▢ Signed Contract
*For Undergraduate and Graduate Students, a resume is also required.
*For Scholars or Educational Professionals, a Curriculum Vitae (CV) is required.
Essays should be typed and double-spaced on separate sheets of paper or they can be submitted as pdf files.
Essay 1: Tell us about yourself. Please include information on your family, background, interests, and what you want to be when you grow up.
This essay is for all middle and high school students. It should be between 800-1200 words.
Essay 2: Why do you want to study internationally? Particularly in the Midwest?
This essay is for all high school students and above. It should be between 500-700 words.
Essay 3: Why do you want to attend college? Is there a college or university you have in mind? What do you hope to study and what would you like a degree in? And how does that help you reach your life goals?
This essay is for all undergraduate and graduate students. It should be between 1000-1500 words.