Enrollment at Stratford University consists of an online application process. The institute offers a wide variety of options to the aspiring students to study both through online and traditional offline arrangements from one of their campuses. With an open admissions policy, the acceptance rate for the university is 100%.
They have a total of five campuses, three located in Virginia (Alexandria, Woodbridge, Falls Church), one in Baltimore, Maryland, and another campus located outside the U.S. in New Delhi, India. These campuses offer associate, bachelor, and master degrees in courses like Business Administration, Computer Science and Information Technology, Culinary Arts, Health Sciences, Hospitality Management, and Nursing.
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The application process for various programs are as follows
The application process for domestic undergraduate applicants requires the following steps:
Completed application for Admission. This may be completed on the University’s website or in the Office of Admissions.
Completed Enrollment Agreement which includes emergency contact information, acknowledgment of University policies, and student information release.
Submit proof of English Proficiency, if English is not the primary language.
Submit documents certifying successful completion of a secondary school program of studies, the attainment of satisfactory scores on the GED, or another state specified examination. Note: A 2.0 high school graduating GPA (using a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent is required for enrollment in Maryland. An average GED test score of 450 or higher is required in Maryland. The admission criterion may be waived by the department representative, (e.g., faculty lead, campus president) for an individual student; additional documentation provided by the student may be required. See below for additional information.
Students submitting international educational credentials must provide an original or certified copy of the documentation, along with an official evaluation from an evaluation agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services - NACES or the Association of International Credential Evaluators – AICE, or completed by the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) own International Educational Services. Education credentials recorded in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official translation completed by one of the aforementioned agencies. The evaluation alone will not serve as a translation.
Submit official transcripts or equivalent from all previously attended colleges or universities, if applicable.
Submit the completed Application for Admission and pay the non-refundable application fee. This may be completed on the University’s website or in the Office of Admissions.
Submit completed Enrollment Agreement which includes emergency contact information, acknowledgment of University policies, and student information release.
Submit official transcript, of bachelor’s degree/master’s degree transcript/or equivalent.
Students having a GPA less than 2.5 must submit a resume and a letter of intent explaining the low GPA and strategy for success in the master’s program.
A Letter of recommendation from a supervisor, In case the applicant does not have three years of working experience.
International applicants applying to a graduate degree program may be required to submit an updated copy of their resume. If Stratford University is the first university an international student attends in the U.S., a GMAT or GRE score is required. Exceptions to this requirement may be discussed with an admissions officer. Transfer students from accredited U.S. colleges and universities may have the GMAT or GRE requirement waived. Change of status applicants are not required to submit GMAT/GRE requirements.
Along with additional admissions requirements for international students, outlined in detail in the International student’s section further below. Acceptance requires a student to meet one of the following two criteria:
A 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for undergraduate work supportive of their field of study.
Evidence of graduate potential demonstrated by relevant professional work experience related to the field of study. This requires evaluation of work experience by the designated department representative, a personal interview, or submission of employment documentation or resume is required. The student may be required to complete undergraduate foundation courses.
The application process requires the following steps for students. Interested students may submit documents in person, via fax, e-mail, or U.S. post. For application documents, please contact the Office of Admissions at the appropriate campus.
All applicants must complete an Application for Admission and pay the non-refundable application fee. This may be completed on the University’s website or in the Office of Admissions.
Complete the Enrollment Agreement which includes emergency contact information, acknowledgment of University policies, and student information release.
A TOEFL score of 550 or an equivalent score on an internationally recognized test, if English is not the primary language.
Submit proof of an earned master’s degree in a specified field of study:
Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Business Futures must have an earned master’s in business administration, management, or related field(s) that demonstrates exposure to managerial functions; or a master’s degree in an unrelated field with significant business/managerial experience.
Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Enterprise Architecture must have earned master’s in the computing field such as information technology, software engineering, or related fields that demonstrate exposure to information technology.
Resume outlining a minimum of five years of significant professional work experience in the related field of study; this requirement may be waived or altered for an applicant by the Program Admissions Subcommittee.
A 750 word Statement of Purpose indicating the applicant’s interest in pursuing the advanced degree and the relationship to their future goals.
A 750-word research and writing sample; a specific topic is provided for each cohort.
Two letters of recommendation that demonstrate the capability to succeed at postgraduate level studies.
International students applying to post-graduate degree programs must adhere to the University’s additional admissions requirements for international students, outlined in detail in the International student’s section further below.
Further acceptance requires a student to meet the following criteria:
A 3.0-grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the master’s degree in the student’s field of study.
Approval and acceptance by the Programs Steering Committee’s Admissions Sub-Committee.
Successful completion of BUS801 Qualitative Research and Academic Writing with a grade of 3.0 or higher.
No more than 20% for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
Believed to help colleges interpret the applicants' overall academic performance, SAT scores weigh a lot of importance. However, since the SAT scores are not one of the mandatory factors to get admission to Stratford University, there is no particular data about the average SAT score or similar requirements to take admission to the university.
No official data about the minimum requirements concerning the ACT scores have been made publicly available by the university. However, candidates can submit their ACT scores for securing admission to Stratford University. The university doesn't put much emphasis on the same.
Grade Points Average (GPA)
The average high school GPA of the admitted students
For the undergraduate programs Stratford requires applicants to have a high school diploma, GED certificate, or its equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a scale of 4.0.
For the graduate programs the university requires completion of bachelor/baccalaureate, masters, or first-level professional degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or more. Whereas for postgraduate programs.
What Really Matters When Applying
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Transcript
College Prep Courses
Neither required nor recommended
For enrollment an applicant requires the following for admission into bachelor, master and doctoral programs which is further described in detail in their respective sections.
Official transcripts (high school diploma/GED certificate/bachelor degree/master degree)
Official evaluation of documents from a reputed evaluation agency (if applicable)
Proof of language proficiency (scores of TOEFL/IELTS/PTE if applicable)
Statement of Purpose (if applicable)
updated copy of resume (if applicable)
letters of recommendation (if applicable)
research and writing sample (if applicable)
Work experience (if applicable)
GRE or GMAT test scores (if applicable)
Interested applicants can also submit their documents in person, via fax, e-mail, or U.S. post. For application documents, applicants are requested to contact the Office of Admissions at the appropriate campus. Students who wish to upgrade from an undergraduate to graduate degree may do so through the Office of Admissions.
Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.
Application fees may vary by program and may be waived for certain students. Please check with the school.
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
Offer Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
Accepts Common App
Accepts Coalition App
The institute charges $50 for an application.
Applicants can submit their completed applications any time and can enroll for classes starting 5 times a year in January, March, May, August, and October.
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)
Credit for Life Experiences
Many universities in the US incentivize students by assisting them to earn university credit by opting for certain courses available in high school. There are many such programs for the students, and some of the popular programs are AP Credit, CLEP (Credit for Life Experiences), and Dual Enrollment (also known as Dual Credit). Different colleges follow different policies regarding these credits. Such programs also have various benefits for the students; they include a higher GPA, increased chances of completing a degree, and a shorter time to obtain a degree. In order to avail CLEP and AP credits, students can visit the collegeboard.org website and request to submit the scores to the university of their choice.