Statement of Purpose
You are required to submit a statement of purpose with your application. This statement (500 words maximum), should clearly and succinctly describe why you are choosing to attend graduate school and why you have the ability to take on the challenges of graduate school a Guilford College.
Guilford College requires that applicants submit an updated copy of their resume. The resume must be included with the application. Please endure that your resume has all the work and extracurricular activities you engage in that will give the committee the most information about your background and qualifications. Your resume will be the only place that lists this information.
Letters of Recommendation
Applicants for graduate degree study must include two letters of recommendation. You must list recommenders on your application in order to submit the application. Recommendations must be received directly from your references or must be sealed in an envelope with the recommender’s signature across the seal and included in your application packet. Recommendations must be sent to the following address:
Office of Graduate Admissions
5800 West Friendly Ave
Greensboro, NC 27410
Applicants are required to receive acceptable scores on the GRE General examination. While Guilford does not have a range of scores that would be deemed acceptable, our admissions process is wholistic. In other words, we examine the applicant as a whole rather than base admission on one criteria.
Scores must be included on the application and applicants must provide test result information directly from the testing service. The ETS code for the Guilford College is 5261. Guilford does require you to record your scores on the application but student copies of scores will not be accepted for application review.
Additional materials that may be required:
- Taken an official TOEFL (paper-based) and earned a score of at least 550, or taken an Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) and earned a score of at least an 80 or show proof of successfully completing an Intensive English language before attendance at Guilford College. Guilford’s TOEFL code is 5261.
- Taken an official IELTS and earned a score of at least 6.5 (no more than two years before attendance at Guilford College).
- Successfully completed level any advanced level English language training program prior to starting the graduate program.
An International Student Financial Affidavit must be completed to document the applicant's ability to meet all educational and living expenses for the entire period of their intended study. Supporting documentation must also be submitted.