If you plan to use Financial Aid at some point while you are attending the Academy, please go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ and fill out the 2012-13 FAFSA. This will help speed up your admissions process. Note: please include the Academy’s federal code (021706) on your application.
A student applying for admission to the master’s program is required to submit the following for review:
|Requirements / Description|
|Application Form||A completed application form accompanied by a $50 application fee. The fee is non-refundable and constitutes part of the admission credentials.|
|Transcripts||An official, sealed copy of all college transcripts. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admissions. Applicants who do not satisfy the required minimum GPA stated will be referred to the Admissions Committee. The Committee may request additional documentation, including test scores (e.g. GRE, MAT, or GMAT taken within the last five years).|
|Recommendation||Three Recommendation Forms and the FERPA Release. This portion of the application process is not complete until both forms are received.|
|Personal Statement||The applicant must prepare a written personal statement presenting (in narrative form) an autobiography, career plans, and expected goals for pursuing the M.S.S. at the United States Sports Academy. The Personal Statement should be between 300-400 words, saved as a .doc file and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the Writer's Guide for the Personal Statement for further instructions. In addition, the essay must be written in accordance with guidelines set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (most recent edition) or Concise Rules of APA Style (most recent edition). For more information, go to http://www.apa.org.|
|International Application Fee*||$125 non-refundable International Application Fee|
|TOEFL Results*||Official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) verifying a minimum score of 550 for full-standing admission or a score of 500-549 for conditional admission. The computer-based TOEFL score for full standing admission is 213. An internet-based score of 79 or above is required for full-standing and a score of 61-78 is required for conditional admittance.|
|Official Report*||Official report from an Approved Educational Credential Evaluator|
* Applies to International Students only.
**View the Testing Codes and Facilities
Certificates of Eligibility are issued for a 12-month period of time for M.S.S. students. International students who have been enrolled on a full-time basis with a satisfactory grade point average for a period of one year will be eligible to have their I-20s renewed for a subsequent 12-month period. International students studying in their own countries do not need to apply for an I-20. An international applicant must submit the following to Student Services for issuance of a Certificate of Eligibility, which is issued to accepted degree-seeking students only:
Financial Resource Evidence. Documentary evidence in the form of a certified letter from a bank, a sponsoring government agency, a sponsoring company or another acceptable third party source stating the amount of financial resources available and/or amount guaranteed to provide for transportation and normal living expenses for the period of time to be spent in the United States.
SEVIS Fee. Effective 1 September 2004, students are responsible for paying the $200.00 SEVIS fee for non-immigrant students and visitor exchange. See http://www.fmjfee.com for information.