All individuals intending to gain admission into the University of Reston’s MBA, MSIS, MCS programs must complete the entire checklist below.
This will involve preparing and submitting all required documents so that their admission applications can receive full consideration.
Submission of incomplete or incorrectly filled-out documents will delay the admission process. Original documents can be photocopied and attested when submitted to be accepted as original copies. Original documents submitted by applicants should be scanned and uploaded into the school’s online application portal.
The University of Reston Admissions application deadlines are:
Apply by June 15
Apply by October 14
Apply by January 15
University of Reston Graduate Degree Program Application Documents Required for All Students
- Student must complete and submit application form
- The specific graduate degree program’s applicable tuition fee.
- A $50 non-refundable application processing fee. This fee may be paid online or by cashier’s check or domestic or international postal money order. If the latter form of payment is used, the check or money order should be made out to the University of Reston.
- An official, sealed transcript from the college or university that granted the applicant their bachelor’s degree. This transcript should clearly indicate the cumulative grade point average (GPA) achieved for all undergraduate work completed. All applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in order to be considered for admission into the University of Reston’s graduate degree programs.
- A resume providing detailed information about an applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
- Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s capabilities for successfully completing a University of Reston graduate degree program. If an applicant is not working at the time of their application to the school, these letters of recommendation must be provided by faculty and/or senior-level administrative staff at the college/university letterhead where they received their undergraduate degree. In the event, they are working at the time of application; one of these letters may come from a manager or executive at their current employer.
- For all applicants living in the USA / US territories or outside of the USA whose native language is not English – An official TOEFL Test Score Report issued by Educational Testing Service (ETS) within six (6) months prior to the start of the academic term they would like to attend. All such applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 in order to be considered for admission into the University of Reston’s graduate degree programs. All applicants must submit their required application-related paperwork to the University of Reston Registrar Office at least three (3) weeks before the beginning of the academic semester they intend to enroll in.
Additional Documents Required for International Students
- All documents issued in a language other than English must be translated into English and notarized.
- A copy of the applicant’s passport. The passport must be currently valid with at least six (6) months remaining before it expires.
- Bank account statements that must be current within 6 months prior to the start of the first academic term they would like to attend.
- Submit official, sealed and translated academic transcripts. (Academic work completed outside of the U.S. at the secondary or university levels must be evaluated by a member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).
- For all applicants who earned their B.A. degrees outside of the USA and its territories – An official Academic Credit/Credential Evaluation Report issued by a reputable, US-based academic credentialing organization such as: World Education Services (WES): http://www.wes.org/fees/evaltypes.asp.
- Official language proficiency test scores (TOEFL OR TOEIC)
- I-20 Eligibility Form – University of Reston Admissions Office I-20 Certificate of Eligibility Form
Submit immigration documentation:
- I-94 cardForm – Arrival-Departure Record Card
- I-134 Form– Affidavit of Financial Support
- DS-160Form – Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application
- DS-157Form – Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application (must be completed by any male applicant between the ages of 16 and 54 who is filing for a nonimmigrant visa.)
- International applicants planning to bring their spouse and/or child/children with them to the USA during their period of study at the University of Reston must submit the following documents to the University’s Admission Office in addition to other more general requirements:
- A copy of their spouse’s passport. Note: the passport must be currently valid with at least six (6) months remaining before it expires.
- A copy of marriage certificate. If not in English, the same requirements for translated documents described above apply.
- A copy of each child’s passport. Note: the passport must be currently valid with at least six (6) months remaining before it expires.
- A copy of each child’s official birth certificate. If not in English, the same requirements for translated documents described above apply.
By submitting an application, an applicant indicates that they have: 1) carefully reviewed the University of Reston Catalog including all information pertaining to its graduate programs and the student code of conduct, 2) understand the requirements and options of the degree program they have applied to, and 3) agree to all of the above. Please, note that incomplete applications will not be processed. Emailed or scanned documents are not valid. Any supporting documents not submitted with the application file should follow in a timely fashion.
All documents requested by University of Reston will be sent to if not electronically filled:
University of Reston Admissions Office
205 Van Buren Street, Suite 140
Herndon, Va. 20170 USA
After Submitting Your Application
However, if it is determined that your application is not yet complete, the University will be unable to make a final admission decision until you and/or others submit all the missing materials such as transcripts, test scores, and any of the other required documents listed above. If your submitted application is deemed to be complete by the University of Reston Admissions Office, the school will make a decision regarding your application in a timely manner.
You may contact the Admissions Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions you may have regarding your submitted application or its status.