iMedia Admissions Requirements and Procedures

The admissions policy for the iMedia program is designed to select outstanding students who have demonstrated academic ability, professional leadership and managerial promise. Each applicant is considered in light of all completed academic work, test scores, evidence of motivation, credentials and letters of recommendation. Experience will be considered for prospective students returning to academe from the professional world.

Application materials are available from the Office of Graduate Admissions on the iMedia website.

The iMedia program enrolls cohorts each July/August. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please submit all required application materials as early as possible prior to enrollment, but no later than May 1. Applications submitted online must include:

  • Evidence of an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Recommended GPA of 3.0 or higher for undergraduate work.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate studies completed or taken.
  • A recommended combined verbal and quantitative score of 297 or higher on the Graduate Record Exam, a score of 3.5 or higher on the 6-point analytical writing scale taken within the last five years OR a recommended Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of 400 or higher taken within the last five years.
  • In certain instances, a student’s portfolio of work may be considered in addition to or instead of scores on standardized tests. Please contact Graduate Admissions if you have questions about whether your portfolio work could be used in lieu of test scores.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • A completed application form and personal statement with a $50 nonrefundable fee (paid online or with a check or money order made payable to Elon University).
  • Resume.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required unless English is the student’s native language or the language of instruction. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (Internet-based) is required. English translations of transcripts and explanations of grading systems are required.

Exceptions to these requirements may be considered under special circumstances.

Transcript Requests

Contact the registrar of each college or university attended to have an official copy of all transcripts mailed to Elon University. Transcripts should be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions, 2750 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244. Applicants currently enrolled should request a transcript showing completed academic work through the most recent semester of enrollment; a final transcript will also be required.


The Office of Graduate Admissions sends recommendation forms to each designated individual. Those requested to provide recommendations should be aware of the applicant’s academic abilities and professional potential; supervisors are preferred, not family and friends. Recommendations are confidential.

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