Complete ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.
Before we can process your application, you will need to pass the programming pre-test. For this simple test you are required to write code in one of the following languages: Java, C++, C#, or C. See sample test. Instructions on how to take this test can be found in the email we sent to you that confirmed your initial qualifications for our program (Subject: Phase 1a MIU MSCS Initial Approval.)
NOTE: In countries where a proctored local programming test is required, a local fee may be charged.
Applicants who fulfill all other entry requirements but are lacking current knowledge of programming and Object Oriented (OO) software methods may enter the Preparatory Track. This track is NOT a substitute for the full coverage of these topics which the students are expected to have completed during undergraduate courses.
Additional Items to send:
AFTER we notify you that you passed the Programming Pre-test, you will need to submit the items listed below.
Please submit requested items as pdf files, and upload them on your personal application portal.
Please allow 3-4 business days for us to post your documents.
When we receive items 1-4 below, we will inform you about your status, so please upload them as soon as possible AFTER you receive an email stating that you passed the Programming Pre-Test:
Please prepare a new resume according to the resume template. Any programming experience mentioned in your resume should include details as to when and where you did the programming, and which programs you used. Upload a pdf file of your new resume to your personal application portal.
2. Scans of Official Transcripts and Diplomas
Upload scanned PDF versions of transcripts (mark sheets) and diplomas (certificates of graduation or degree awards) of any graduate or undergraduate studies from ALL colleges, universities, and accredited institutes that you have attended. Please include an English translation if they are not in English. Please also include a grading conversion table, if available. Your transcript must be accompanied by the Course Description Worksheet (See point 3 below).
Upload pdf files to your personal application portal. The uploaded scanned PDF transcripts will allow us to process your application more quickly. Later in the admissions process, we will require the originals of your transcripts. (See point 5 below.)
3. Course Description Worksheet
This form must accompany your transcripts. If the form is not filled out accurately, it may delay the processing of your application.
Upload a pdf file of your Course Description Worksheet according to the above instructions. Please type in your answers directly on the form and upload pdf files to your personal application portal with your other documents. PDF version.
Directions for completing the worksheet are given on the form. Note: You will need to look at your College or University transcripts in order to fill out this worksheet.
4. Professional Programming Experience Form
Upload a pdf file of your Professional Programming Experience form according to the above instructions. Please type in your answers directly on the form and upload to us on your personal applications portal as PDF files with your other documents. PDF version.
If you have more projects, just add them to the list with the same format.
5. Official Transcripts Sent Directly from Your University
In addition to scanned transcripts (described above) which you will upload to us, please request that each college or university you attended send us an official sealed paper or official electronic copy of your transcripts.
PLEASE NOTE that although we will begin to process your application using the scanned documents you submit, we are NOT able to send final acceptance and visa documents (Form I-20) until we receive sealed official transcripts directly from your college or university. Please do NOT send your personal copy of the transcripts by postal mail. Faxed transcripts will not be accepted.
Please have your college or university mail the transcripts to:
Computer Professionals ProgramSM Admissions, Transcripts
ID# ___(enter your ComPro Application ID# here)___
Maharishi International University
1000 N 4th St.
Fairfield, IA 52557, USA
You may want to request that your college or university send the transcripts by special courier if the two to three-week delay caused by using regular postal airmail service will interfere with your ability to apply for a visa in time for the upcoming entry.
If your university has the ability to send official transcripts electronically directly to our Admissions Office, we will accept these at email@example.com.
6. Personal Information Form
Please answer all questions on the Personal Information Form, including the essays and then press the SEND DATA button. Please submit the form as soon as possible so that you may have so we know that you are interested in continuing with the application process.
7. Standardized Test Scores and IT Certifications
Applicants from India with less than two years programming work experience are required to take the GRE for admissions to our program. For applicants from other countries, we strongly encourage you to take it–but it is not required. A high GRE score may decrease the amount you are expected to pay upon enrollment. Also, taking the GRE increases the likelihood of obtaining a student visa for our program.
We offer $1000 scholarships to individuals who score at least 90% (166) on the quantitative section of the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) general test, if it was taken no more than 24 months ago.***
To submit scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE – institution code 4497), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or any IT certifications in programming/OOP from companies such as Sun, Cisco, or IBM, please upload the scanned certificates on your personal application portal.
8. Copy of Passport Photo and Identity Page
Please scan the page of your passport which contains your photograph and personal information, and upload the PDF on your personal application portal. We can complete the processing of your application without the passport copy, but we need to receive it before we can send a Form I-20.
Please ask your supervisor (if you are currently employed), or a professor (if you are in college or have just completed college) to submit a recommendation for you. The recommendation must be submitted no more than 6 months prior to the date of your enrollment with us. It may be completed online here. A written recommendation is also acceptable via email. You may also upload a scanned PDF version on your personal portal.
10. Processing Fee (not to be paid until final acceptance is given)
There is a $50 non-refundable processing fee that the Computer Science Admissions Office must receive before your final acceptance email package / I-20 package can be emailed to you. (NOTE: Please DO NOT send this payment until your Acceptance Email is received!)
NOTE: We will continue to process your application without the fee. You may send the other requested items on this checklist, and wait to send the fee after you receive the Acceptance email from your Admissions Representative.
The fee may be paid by any of the following three methods:
- It can also be paid using MIU’s secure payment center at https://www.miu.edu/payment If you use this method:
- At the payment site, click the “$50.00 MSCS/Compro Processing Fee” button.
- Fill in your ID # in the field “Student’s Applicant ID”.
- Click “Continue” to go to the second page.
- In the “Purpose of Payment” field fill in “MSCS processing fee.”
- Complete the rest of the information requested and submit the form.
- Or, you may pay with PayPal online:
Please mail to:
Maharishi International University
Computer Professionals Program Admissions Office
1000 North 4th Street
Fairfield, Iowa, 52557
Don’t forget to include your name, ID number, birth date, and e-mail address.
**If you are living in PAKISTAN: Please note that we do NOT accept bank drafts from Muslim Commercial Bank as they do not have a US affiliate bank.
Questions? Email one of our Admissions staff.