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Professionals

You may be eligible for this category if: 1) you are a professional holding a U.S. master’s degree or higher or foreign equivalent degree that relates to the field you will be working in; or 2) you have a U.S. Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent degree and at least five years of progressively responsible experience in your field after receiving your Bachelor’s degree.

Advance Degree Professionals

You may be eligible for this category if you have a U.S. master’s or doctoral degree or a foreign equivalent degree that relates to the field you will be working in; or you have a U.S. Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent degree and at least five years of progressively responsible experience in the field.

Requirement to show that you have an advanced degree:

  • Copies of official transcripts;
  • Certified copies of the actual degree, diploma, certificate or similar award;
  • Any other official documentation from the school’s Office of the Registrar;
  • An evaluation from an educational evaluation agency, if you obtained your degree outside the United States;
  • If you only have a Bachelor’s degree, letters from your current and/or prior employers showing at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in your field after you received the degree;

Note: If qualifying based on a Bachelor’s degree followed by 5 years of progressive experience, your Bachelor’s degree must be a direct equivalent (i.e. a four year degree) to a U.S. Bachelor’s degree.

Requirements to show that your advanced degree is related to the field in which you will be working includes:

  • A letter from you or your prospective employer describing your current or proposed job;
  • Documents describing your company and its work;
  • A copy of your company’s annual report, if one is issued.