International Students –
All academic documents from international institutions must be official. Official documents are defined as original academic records issued by the institution attended that bear the actual (not photocopied) signature of the registrar or appropriate official and the seal of the issuing institution. These documents must be for each year of university-level study. If your university or college issues the academic documents in a language other than English, you must submit the certified copy of the original documents in the ORIGINAL LANGUAGE PLUS A CERTIFIED ENGLISH TRANSLATION. Do not submit a translation only. All translations must be complete and literal translations of the original records. Records issued only once by institutions should be photocopied and certified as official copies either by the school officials or legal authorities. Do not send the original of an academic document that cannot be replaced. You must obtain a properly certified photocopy. A certified photocopy of the original diploma/certificate of graduation must also be submitted. If your university or college issues the diploma/certificate of graduation in a language other than English, you must submit the certified photocopy of the original document in the ORIGINAL LANGUAGE PLUS A CERTIFIED ENGLISH TRANSLATION. Do not submit a translation only. All translations must be complete and literal translations of the original records.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores –
GRE scores is not required for our Pittsburgh Biomedical Informatics Program.
TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo –
Applicants who are citizens of countries where English is not the official language (and the Province of Quebec in Canada) are required to submit evidence of English language proficiency by submitting the official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A minimum result of 100 iBT or 250 computer on the TOEFL or a minimum result of Band 7.0 on the IELTS or a 120 or higher Duolingo score is required for admission to the program. Only officially reported results are accepted (which means that scores must be less than two years old); photocopies of results are not accepted. A waive, if requested, may be considered if an applicant submits the ECFMG (English Certificate for Foreign Medical Graduates). Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree or a higher degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States may request a waive from submitting English language proficiency test results, as requests will be considered in some cases. To submit TOEFL scores, use Institution Code 2927.
Note: Individuals applying to the Biomedical Informatics Track of the Intelligent Systems Program must also submit an application to the ISP (in addition to submitting an application to the Biomedical Informatics Degree Program.) Refer to the ISP website at www.isp.pitt.edu.