Application for AdmissionMaster of Arts or Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages We welcome your application for admission to the Graduate School of Valparaiso University. The mission of the Graduate School is to serve the advanced learning, professional development, and personal enrichment needs of individuals regionally and nationally. The Graduate School admits students that demonstrate the ability and motivation to succeed in an academically challenging environment.This form is meant to be completed ONLINE ONLY. If you would like a hard copy, please choose the Requesting Information link and one will be sent to you.You may mail any required materials to: Office of the Graduate SchoolKretzmann Hall 1141700 Chapel DriveValparaiso, IN 46383-6493 USAYou may contact us via:Telephone: (219) 464-5313Toll Free: (800) 821-7685Fax: (219) 464-5381Email: Graduate.School@valpo.eduApplication ProcedurePlease us the Tab key to move through the application to enter dataIn order for your application to be considered for admission, all required information must be received by the Graduate Office including: Certified transcripts of a bachelor's degree Two recommendation forms (MA only) A reflective essay (unless you completed it on the online application, MA only) Application Fee: $30 for US Citizens GRADUATE APPLICATION I. Program of Concentration Please indicate area of concentration: Select Area of Concentration MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION ALL STUDENTS 1. What is your academic background in English? Undergraduate English major or related (Writing, Journalism, etc.) Undergraduate English minor or related (Writing, Journalism, etc.) Graduate coursework in English: list degree or number of credits earned: Fewer than 15 credits (minor) in English or related field (Writing, Journalism, etc.) 2. If you have had fewer than 15 credits in graduate and/or undergraduate English, please list all coursework, grades, and credit hours in both English and related fields such as language, literature, writing, etc. If you have 15 or more credits, proceed directly to the next question. Title Credits Grade Title Credits Grade Title Credits Grade Title Credits Grade Title Credits Grade Title Credits Grade Title Credits Grade Title Credits Grade 3. If you do not meet the qualifications necessary for admission, what other reasons and/or work experience should be considered? Attach additional sheets if necessary. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS ONLY) Please indicate other experiences that demonstrate your proficiency with English language: English language immersion program (include copy of certificate) ESL Program and Level (include copy of certificate) TOEFL or IELTS score (if known) Other (please specify)