International Students

International Students

International students are admitted for the Fall or Spring semesters. The standard admission procedures apply to international applicants. Candidates for transfer from accredited institutions may be admitted with advanced standing upon presentation of certified credentials.

In addition to submitting a complete Admissions Application form, applicants should submit the following materials for full consideration for Admission:

  • Official secondary school transcript in English
  • Official transcript of any and all prior college work (if applicable)
  • Official copy of English Proficiency Test Scores** and or SAT/ACT scores. Paul Smith’s College accepts the following minimum English proficiency scores:
    TOEFL - 550/81/213 (paper/internet/computer), TOEFL Test Code - #2640
    IELTS – 6.5
    EIKEN – Grade Pre-1
  • **The official English proficiency results must be forwarded to the Office of Admission. This requirement may be waived if the student’s native language is English, or if the student has attended a high school where English was the primary spoken language.
  • An essay and two letters of recommendation are highly recommended for all applicants.
  • International applicants should refer to the admissions website for additional requirements and information regarding supporting documentation for I-20 and student visas.

International students must have their transcript evaluated and translated. Paul Smith’s College accepts transcripts translated by companies specializing in this process, such as:

International students wishing to receive transfer credit must also pay for a course-by-course evaluation of their transcript. In general, fees for these services range from $80-$200 and are paid by the student.

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