Additional Documentation for Graduate Applicants

Additional Documentation for Graduate Applicants

⊡ Statement of Purpose

This statement helps us assess your preparation and goals for study at IU South Bend and is an important part of your application. Generally, the Statement of Purpose must contain 300-500 words. The School of Nursing requires a 250-word essay describing and explaining professional career aspirations as an advanced-practice nurse. There are otherwise no requirements for what you must discuss in your statement; however, the questions in the section above may help you develop content.


⊡ Letters of Recommendation

Three Letters for Liberal Studies, English, Nursing, Public Affairs, Music, and Applied Math and Computer Science.

Two Letters for Accounting and Business Administration.

Check with your program about any specific requirements for recommendation letters.

  • You are urged to use the recommendation function in the electronic application.
  • Paper recommendations should be mailed directly to the Office of International Student Serivces.

⊡ Test Scores

Your department may require one or more of the following tests. Minimum scores required vary by individual and are determined by the graduate program.

For all required tests (including TOEFL), you must request that the testing agencies send official score reports to IUSB. You may also wish to submit photocopies of your test results to ensure receipt of scores.

  • GRE: IUSB's Testing Services Codes: 1339 Many graduate programs require that you take the Graduate Record Examination General (GRE) Test. Check your program requirements to determine if you are required to take the GRE.
  • GMAT: IUSB's Testing Services Codes: 82L-WC-58 MBA, MS MIT and MS Accounting require that you take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).