Academic Regulations

General Regulations

  1. The university reserves the right to modify its regulations in accordance with accepted academic standards and requirements.
  2. Students are expected to acquaint themselves with the university’s overall academic policies and with the policies relevant to the specific academic discipline.


  1. The graduate division is open to all students regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, age or handicap who hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Specific admission requirements appear under each graduate division.
  2. All documents pertaining to admission to the graduate division should be submitted via
  3. Applicants for nonmatriculated status are required to submit a completed application for nonmatriculated status and all undergraduate and graduate transcripts. An application fee of $30 (CAD funds), payable to Niagara University, must accompany the application.
  4. English Language Proficiency: Nonnative English speakers seeking admission to Niagara University must verify their proficiency in English by
    NU Admission Requirement
    Exam Score
    TOEFL Paper 600
    TOEFL iBT 100
    IELTS 7.0
    TOEFL CBT 250
    taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A TOEFL score of 600 (paper exam) is required for admission. Students may take the TOEFL PBT until it is discontinued in their area and submit the scores for two years after the test date. Niagara University will also accept TOEFL internet-based, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the College English Test. Students meeting the admission requirements may also need to provide a writing sample and a conversation evaluation before classes begin.
  5. All credentials submitted for admission become and remain the property of the university.
  6. See specific program for additional admissions requirements.
  7. Challenge exams are not permitted at the graduate level.
  8. Misrepresentations on application forms may result in expulsion or degree revocation.