How to Apply

Preparing Educators of Students with Autism (PESA)

International Applicants

Deadlines

Fall: June 1
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1

Criteria

Applicants to this program must meet the following admissions criteria.

Application Fee

$65.00

Payment Information

You can pay the application fee online with the following credit cards.

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Discover
Admissions Questions
Graduate Studies Office
  • (812) 856-8504
Program Information
Aimee Polk

Special Education Department Administrative Assistant

  • (812) 856-8123

  1. 1Prepare Your Application

    The Graduate Studies Office will complete applications after the deadline up until a few weeks before the semester starts. This does not guarantee your application will be reviewed by faculty as different programs have different availabilities. If you are applying after the deadline or for a semester without a posted deadline you should confirm with the department that they will still be reviewing applications before applying.

    A complete application consists of not only the application but also required transcripts, letters of recommendation, test scores, personal statement, and anything else required. In order to have met the deadline all materials must be received by the deadline date.

    Your application for admission will need to include the items listed below. It typically takes applicants several months to complete their applications. Here are some tasks you can begin working on right now to reduce the time it takes to complete your application: 

    • Order official transcripts now
    • Register to take the GRE if your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.00
    • Register to take the TOEFL

    We will begin to build your application file as soon as your first application item arrives in our office. You do not need to wait until all materials are ready before you start the application process, nor do you need to wait to submit the online application until after you have taken the TOEFL. Leave the test score of the application blank if you have not yet taken the test.

    GRE Scores

    This program only requires GRE test scores if your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.00. An official score report must be sent directly to us from Educational Testing Service before the application deadline. Our school code is 1324. If it has been more than five years since you took the GRE, you will need to take it again in order to apply to most programs. 

    You may learn more about the GRE and find testing locations throughout the world through the Educational Testing Service.

    Official Transcripts

    Submit one official transcript from each college or university you attended where you attempted 9 or more credits. Transcripts may be sent to us by either the institution or you; however, transcripts must arrive in a sealed, official envelope. Loose or opened transcripts will not be accepted. For important information about how to submit your academic records, please see the Office of International Services

    You do not need to submit transcripts from Indiana University. We will be able to access your IU transcript directly.

    Personal Goal Statement

    Your personal goal statement is an important part of the review process for our faculty members as they consider your application. They want to know about your background, work experience, plans for graduate study and professional career, qualifications that make you a strong candidate for the program, and any other relevant information. This document should be prepared using a word processing program (not handwritten) and should be 300 to 500 words. You can upload your personal goal statement as a PDF file or as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) into the online application itself. No other file formats will be accepted into the online application.

    TOEFL Scores 

    All international students whose first language is not English must submit recent scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). You must have taken the TOEFL within the last two years prior to your application, and we do not accept substitutions for the TOEFL. Use the school code 1324 when submitting your scores to Indiana University. 

    • Written version: Score of 550 is ordinarily required
    • Computer-based version: Scores of 213 is ordinarily required
    • Internet-based version: Score of 79 is ordinarily required

    You can learn more about the TOEFL and find testing locations throughout the world through the Educational Testing Service

  2. 2Complete Your Application Online

    Complete and submit your application online.

    Faculty members in the program to which you are applying will make initial decisions about admissions. After faculty members review applications, they make their admissions recommendations to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, who makes the final decision.

    Note that faculty members will not review your application until it is complete. After you submit your application online, you will receive an email listing all of the supporting documents that have yet to be received (if any). We recommend that you submit your application well in advance of the deadlines to allow time for all materials, including official transcripts, to arrive before the deadline.

  3. 3Look for an Email

    You will get an email if your application is incomplete, or if you’ve been admitted or denied.