Admission Process

Grantham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in admitting students to its programs or in administering its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs or other University-administered programs. Admission policies are based on inclusiveness – Grantham believes everyone should have the opportunity to pursue a college degree.

Grantham accepts applications on a continuous basis throughout the year. You have the option of enrolling as a degree candidate or on a course-by-course basis (non-degree). Enrollment with non-matriculating status is limited to course attempts totaling 24 semester credit hours.

Identification Verification

In determining whether an applicant possesses the necessary readiness and qualification and should be admitted to one of Grantham’s academic programs, the University reserves the right to consider and evaluate a wide range of factors and information including the applicant’s background and public information. This background screening is conducted to verify the applicant’s identity, academic intent and academic qualification, and may include the following publicly available information:

  • Professional/Employment History
  • Previous or current address and information about a person’s residence
  • Personally Identifiable Information
  • Status of Citizenship
  • Educational Background
  • Social Information

This information, being available through public record, is used in screenings in conformity with all federal and state laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Student Identity Verification Policy

Grantham University has established processes to verify that a student registered in a course or program is the same student who participates in and completes the course or program and receives the academic credit. The Student Identity Verification Policy is applicable to all Grantham students beginning with the application for admission and continuing through graduation, transfer or withdrawal from the University.

Identity Verification Methods

Students enrolled in courses or programs are subject to one or more of the following student identity verification methods:

  • Secure, Individual Login and Passcode
    Students are assigned a secure, individual GID number and initial password upon enrollment to Grantham University. Upon initial login the student will be required to provide a unique password for security purposes. These assigned identifiers are used to access Blackboard, Grantham’s learning management system (LMS), to complete coursework and GLife Student Portal to access course grades and related information.
  • Proctored Examinations
    Use of a Grantham University approved proctor or a virtual, third-party proctoring service, is required for examinations that are noted in course syllabuses.
  • Administrative or Academic Practices
    Students are subject to identity verification through use of personally identifiable information provided by the student upon application to the University. Students must provide their assigned Student Identification Number, along with other requested sources of personally identifiable information when contacting the University. In addition, faculty and staff may commence verification of student identity following review of student work, and changes in academic performance or writing style may be monitored and prompt a request for identity verification.

English Language Proficiency Tests

Applicants with secondary or previous education in a foreign country must demonstrate English language proficiency. Proficiency may be demonstrated by submission of acceptable TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS or proof that the language of instruction for the secondary or post-secondary credentialing institution was English. Transcript evaluations may be completed on unofficial transcripts; however, official documentation must be received and verified before admission may be granted and the applicant may enroll.

Undergraduate: A minimum score of 500 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 61
on the Internet Based Test (iBT), a 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS) or 44 on the PTE Academic
Score Report

Graduate: A minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 71 on the
Internet Based Test (iBT), 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS) or 50 on the PTE Academic Score Report

Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL program has phased in the Internet-based version of the TOEFL test – TOEFL iBT. If you take the TOEFL iBT, you must score 61 or higher to gain admission to the University. The TOEFL iBT measures how well you read, listen, speak and write in English, and use these skills together.

The Paper-based TOEFL Test

The paper-based TOEFL test measures: Listening Comprehension, Structure and Written Expression, and Reading Comprehension. A minimum score of 500 on the paper-based version is required for admission to the University.

Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)

In lieu of the TOEFL, you may submit scores from the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC). A minimum score of 750 is required for admission to the University. Complete information on the TOEIC is available at

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

In lieu of the TOEFL, you may submit scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A minimum score of 6.5 is required to gain admission to the University. Complete information on the IELTS is available online at

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