Admission Requirements

Application for Admission

To apply for admission, please complete and submit an Application for Admissions using one of the following two options:

Option 1 – Online

Complete the Online Admissions Application form by clicking below and submit the supporting documents to info@sdgku.edu.

Option 2 – Offline

Complete the Admissions Application form by clicking below. Once completed, attach the form and supporting documents to an email with the subject line stating “New Student Application for Admissions” and send to info@sdgku.edu.

Please Note:

You will receive a confirmation email from SDGKU with instructions on how to proceed with your application and enrollment within 7 working days of the day the application was submitted. Completing the application online will ensure a quicker turnaround time and a more streamlined application process.

If you are applying for an academic program, such as a bachelors a masters you will be required to submit a “Statement of Purpose” that clearly explains why you desire to enroll at SDGKU and the benefits you expect in your personal and/or professional life from studying at SDGKU. Please make sure to limit the length of your statement to 100 words.

If you are applying for a non-degree program a statement of purpose is not mandatory, however it is recommended.

GMAT exam results are considered as an admissions criterion for applicants to the Master of Science in International Management (MSIM) program.

Please read the admission requirements below to begin gathering the information that will be requested during the enrollment process.

Transcripts

For Bachelors and Masters degree applicants, please submit to SDGKU by mail all original Transcript(s) of Academic Records from the school(s) that you have attended and earned academic credits from. Non-degree program applicants are required to submit their unofficial high school transcripts or diploma or unofficial university transcripts.

  • Bachelors and non-degree programs applicants should submit their official high school transcripts or GED.
  • Masters programs applicants should submit transcripts from the university that issued their undergraduate degree.

A scanned copy of these documents will be requested during the admissions process.

Originals of all Transcript(s) of Academic Records in a sealed envelope should be sent directly to the following address:

San Diego Global Knowledge University
Attention: Registrar
1095 K Street, Suite B
San Diego, CA, 92101
USA

You will not be able to proceed to the enrollment phase of the admisison process until SDGKU has received and approved your original Transcript(s) of Academic Records.

Transcript(s) of Academic Records as well as all other admission documents submitted to SDGKU will be kept permanently by SDGKU and will not be returned to the student at anytime during or after their program(s) of study.

Personal Identification Document

Submit a scanned copy of one of the following personal identification documents:

  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • Citizenship or residency card
  • Birth certificate

Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Submit a current version of your curriculum vitae/resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Please limit the length of the document to 3 pages.

Color Photo

Submit  a digital color photo. Photos must meet the following requirements:

Content: Please crop the photo to be your headshot only. No sunglasses of any type are permitted; prescription eyewear is aceptable.

Picture format:

  • .png
  • .jpg
  • .gif

English Language Proficiency Certification

Degree program applicants that are non-native of an English speaking country are required to provide evidence of one of the following english language proficiency certifications:

Students enrolled in non-degree programs are not required to show proof of English language proficiency.

A minimum total score of 57 on the paper-delivered Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 61 on the Internet Based Test (iBT); 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS); 44 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report; 95 on the Duolingo English Test; or 53 on the 4-skill Michigan English Test (MET), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE), or a high school diploma completed at an accredited/recognized high school (where the medium of instruction is English).

A minimum total score of 60 on the paper-delivered Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 71 on the Internet Based Test (iBT); 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS); 50 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report; 100 on the Duolingo English Test; or 55 on the 4-skill Michigan English Test (MET), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE).

A minimum score on the College Board Accuplacer ESL Exam Series as follows:

  • ESL Language Use: Score of 85
  • ESL Listening: Score of 80
  • ESL Reading: Score of 85
  • ESL Sentence Meaning: Score of 90

ESL Writeplacer: Score of 4 Comprehensive

A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam.

English Language Proficiency as a Workskill (ELPW) examination, level 2 score minimum for bachelor’s programs; level 3 score minimum for master’s programs.

A minimum B-2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge.

A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of “C” or higher at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities where the language of instruction was English. A “B” or higher is required for master’s degree.

New Student Enrollment Agreement

In the enrollment phase of the application process, all applicants must complete and submit the New Student Enrollment Agreement (NSEA) for their respective program or course. This document establishes students as enrolled in the university, describing important university policies, program costs (tuition and fees), start and completion dates, as well as general responsibilities as agreed upon between the student and university. Once a NSEA is signed and returned by the applicant, an Official Admission Letter is sent by SDGKU to the applicant.

Choose Your Modality

San Diego Global Knowledge University offers all of its programs in the 100% online modality. This means you can study remotely from anywhere in the world that has an Internet connection!

We also offer the hybrid modality on selected programs. This requires students to occasionally attend class at the SDGKU campus.

Please make sure to speak to an admissions representative for specific hybrid class requirements and schedules.