Requirements for select applicants.
DeVry welcomes students from diverse backgrounds. Additional information may be helpful as you explore DeVry admissions. You can read more about specific admission requirements in the academic calendar or for some specific information click on the links below.
- Mature Applicants
- International Applicants
- English-Language-Proficiency Admission Requirement
- Admission of Home-Schooled Applicants
- Applicants Seeking the General Business Option
- Applicants Not Seeking Degrees
Admission of mature applicants.
Applicants to Canadian freshman-level-entry programs who do not have a high school diploma, post-secondary diploma, or GED certificate, but who are at least 19 years old by the first day of class, may seek admission as mature students. However, mature applicants who place into skills development coursework are not admitted.
In addition to meeting all other admission requirements, mature applicants must:
- Demonstrate that they have been out of school at least one year prior to the first day of class, in accordance with requirements set by the campus president.
- Provide documentation of age, in accordance with requirements set by the campus president.
- Provide proof that residence has been maintained in Canada for at least one year prior to the first day of class, in accordance with requirements set by the campus president.
Students admitted as mature applicants who successfully complete, in Canada, all available semesters of their program and are transferring to the United States to complete a bachelor's degree program must meet U.S. campuses' prior education requirement. Enrollment limits for mature students are set by the campus president.
Admission of international applicants.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires certain financial and academic documentation prior to considering admission of international applicants. International applicants must:
- Provide certified copies of acceptable documents demonstrating the required level of prior education. Such documents may include high school transcripts, leaving certificates, scores on approved examinations or college transcripts. Foreign diplomas and supporting foreign transcripts not written in English must be translated into English by a certified translator and may require review by an approved educational credentials evaluation agency at the applicant's expense.
- Provide a signed document indicating that tuition will be paid in advance of each term. International applicants cannot receive Canadian federal or provincial financial assistance. In addition, international students cannot work legally in Canada without permission from the Citizenship and Immigration Canada
- Meet the requirements outlined in Admission of Nonnative Speakers of English, if applicable.
- Meet all other DeVry admission requirements. DeVry does not administer placement examinations beyond the boundaries of North America. International applicants residing outside Canada and the United States, who must be accepted prior to entering the country, must submit ACT/SAT scores, transcripts of prior college coursework, or acceptable documentation of prior mathematics and overall educational performance deemed appropriate for placement into the intended program.
After the above information is received, the applicant's acceptance status is determined. When the above documents are in order, the following must be presented to an immigration officer:
- Valid student authorization (Form IMM1294) obtained from the Department of Immigration
- Valid passport
- Letter of acceptance from DeVry
- Proof of financial support (i.e., bank statement, tuition fee receipt, or items that may be required by immigration)
Applicants should check with their consulate or embassy for other pertinent requirements.
International applicants must submit payment of the registration fee and first semester tuition prior to starting classes.
The level of career services offered to international students/graduates varies and depends on employment opportunities permitted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and/or on students'/graduates' visas. DeVry provides career-planning strategies to international students upon request.
English-Language-Proficiency Admission Requirement
In addition to fulfilling all other admission requirements, applicants from countries where English is not the primary spoken language, and applicants whose native language is not English, must demonstrate English-language proficiency by providing evidence of one of the following:
- Submission of a Canadian high school diploma or GED certificate (completed in English).
- Submission of a high school diploma, or post-secondary degree or higher, earned at an institution in which the language of instruction was English*.
- Submission of a post-secondary transcript verifying completion of 12 semester-credit hours of baccalaureate-level (excluding remedial or developmental) courses with at least a C (70 percent) average from an institution in which the language of instruction was English*.
- Submission of an earned Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 500 on the paper-based TOEFL, 173 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 61 on the Internet-based TOEFL.
- Submission of an overall band score of at least 5.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.
- Submission of an overall score of at least 4.0 on the International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) Academic-Plus exam.
- Successful completion of all three levels of the Global Assessment Certificate program.
- Successful completion of the Comprehensive English Program - Level 5 through the GEOS Language Academy.
- Successful completion of an approved external Intensive English Program.
- Submission of documents demonstrating successful completion of a DeVry-recognized intermediate-level English as a Second Language (ESL) course.
- Completion of either of the following, with a grade of B (80 percent) or higher, from a DeVry-recognized post-secondary institution or community college:
- The equivalent of DeVry's freshman English composition course.
- Two or more baccalaureate-level English writing or composition courses.
- Successful completion of the Comprehensive English Program-Level Five (5) through the GEOS Language Academy.
- Having attained acceptable scores on a DeVry-administered English-language-proficiency exam**.
All of DeVry's instruction and services are provided in English.
*Students who submit a high school diploma or a post-secondary degree (or higher) from an institution in which English was the primary language of instruction may submit a letter from their school's principal or registrar indicating the language of instruction at the school was English.
**International applicants requiring a Study Permit may not take DeVry-administered ESL tests.
Admission of home-schooled applicants.
In lieu of proof of high school graduation, home-schooled applicants must provide an academic portfolio indicating, at a minimum, successful completion of coursework deemed equivalent to the applicants' home province high school curriculum and evidence of completion of standardized examinations reflecting acceptable accomplishments.
Portfolios are evaluated by the dean of academic affairs or designee. Applicants with portfolios reflecting appropriate high school work may proceed with the admission process.
Admission of Business Administration degree program applicants selecting the General Business Option.
Plan II Applicants
In addition to meeting all regular admission requirements, applicants selecting this option must have earned a business-related credential approved by DeVry for articulation.
Among others, the following credentials are considered:
- A three-year bachelor's degree in commerce or bachelor's degree in business administration in India. The credential, as well as the granting institution, must be recognized by the appropriate agency in India, and the applicants' overall average marks in the program must have been at an acceptable level, as defined by DeVry.
- A higher national diploma meeting the requirements of the Scottish Qualifications Authority or other approved authority. The credential, as well as the granting institution, must be recognized by the appropriate national agency.
Plan III Applicants
In addition to meeting all regular admission requirements, applicants selecting this option must have earned a two-year diploma from a DeVry-recognized Canadian post-secondary institution.
Admission of applicants not seeking degrees.
Applicants wishing to enroll in courses for personal or professional enrichment, but who do not intend to pursue a program of study, must complete a nonmatriculated student enrollment agreement. Some general admission requirements and procedures may be waived, especially for high school students participating in an approved enrollment plan. Applicants must demonstrate that they possess the requisite skills and competencies for the intended coursework; an academic administrator will evaluate applicants' status by appropriate means. Applicants who did not demonstrate basic skills required for the chosen program, failed to meet DeVry's standards of academic progress, or are required to take developmental or prerequisite skills coursework may not enroll as nonmatriculating students.
Enrollment with nonmatriculating status is limited to course attempts totaling 24 semester-credit hours, and further restrictions may be imposed if students are not making adequate progress.
Nonmatriculating students seeking to pursue a program of study must submit a written request to the program administrator; meet all admission, financial and academic requirements for the intended program; submit a matriculating student application; and sign a new enrollment agreement before permission to pursue the program of study is granted.
Nonmatriculating students are not eligible for career services, housing assistance, part-time-employment assistance or financial aid.