Applications for the graduate programs are available in the Office of Admissions located in Torrance Hall. If you're looking to apply online for admissions into Post University's Master's Degree in Human Services, CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A POST UNIVERSITY APPLICATION.
The completed application, along with official transcripts of all previously completed college or university-level work must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. In addition to submitting the application form, the fee, and all official transcripts, applicants must provide additional evidence of admissibility including at least two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's ability to undertake and complete graduate work. Note: applicants submitting an electronic application must submit all official transcripts, and letters of recommendation via mail.
Application materials should be mailed to:
Post University Graduate Admissions
800 Country Club Road
Post Office Box 2540
Waterbury, CT 06723-2540
International applicants must meet all regular requirements for admission. In addition, applicants must submit a satisfactory score of 550 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and provide a Declaration of Finance form, which documents the individual's financial responsibility. Qualified applicants who cannot demonstrate financial responsibility will not be admitted. At present, there is no financial aid available for non-U.S. students. All foreign documents and transcripts must be translated at the student's expense and verified by the educational institution in the home country or a U.S. academic credential evaluation agency. The University reserves the right to require additional evidence of competency or to require that students admitted to the graduate program take courses to develop their English language skills.
Admission decisions are conducted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. The preferred deadline date for receipt of application forms and documents is August 1 for the fall modules, December 1 for the spring modules and April 1 for the summer modules.
Admission to the graduate programs at the University is based on the applicant's academic record. Prospective students must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. The undergraduate record must demonstrate clear evidence of the applicant's ability to undertake and successfully complete advanced study in the graduate field. A one to two page, typed personal statement is required with every application. In general, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for admission but an applicant may describe in an essay reasons why this may not have been attained. In addition, a personal interview may be required for entry. Prospective students also may request a meeting with a graduate advisor to discuss the admissions process and requirements.
The University Graduate Studies Committee recommends all acceptance or rejection decisions to the program director. An applicant who does not meet the regular admission standards may be considered for conditional acceptance when the Committee has agreed in advance on an individual basis to make this option available to a prospective student. Such an applicant must complete two courses and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 with no grades below B to be considered eligible for regular acceptance. Upon admission, successful applicants meet with their assigned faculty advisor to review program prerequisites and program courses that are required for graduation.
Applicants who are denied admission to the graduate program may request a review of this decision. Such requests must be made in writing to the program director, and should include additional academic information such as scores from standardized tests. Depending upon the nature of the appeal, the director will consult with the Graduate Studies Committee for a final decision determination.
Graduate course credit completed with a grade of B or better at other regionally accredited institutions may be transferred into the University's graduate programs. The normal limit for transfer credits is nine semester credit hours. Requests for transfer of credit must be submitted to the graduate program director along with official transcripts from the institution(s) where the credits were earned. Ordinarily, transfer credit is granted only for courses demonstrated to be similar in content, level of instruction and objectives to the courses within the student's graduate program of study.
The purpose of the Financial Aid Office at Post University is to insure our availability and commitment to providing financial guidance to our graduate students in the realization of their goals. Financial assistance is available through a variety of resources. We encourage you to call or visit our office to address any questions or concerns that you may have. We will do our best to ensure that your questions are answered and that you have a clear understanding of the financial aid process.
In order to participate in any federal student financial aid program, an applicant must:
If you wish to be considered for financial aid you must,complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or renewal FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1. Be sure to indicate the Federal School Code for Post University, 001401. In order to allow adequate time for processing, it is recommended you file your FAFSA by March 15th. You may file the FAFSA on line at www.fafsa.ed.gov . First time applicants will need to request a Personal Identification Number (PIN) at www.pin.ed.gov.