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Graduate Admissions for International Students

St. John Fisher University welcomes applications from qualified international students for study.

Application Requirements

Applicants for graduate international study must submit the following:

  • Completed online application. Below are the required materials that must accompany the application when it is submitted.
    • Course-by-course credit evaluation must be provided for college transcripts from a transcript evaluation vendor verified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Review the list of NACES-verified vendors.
    • Results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if a student's first language is not English. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) for graduate study. For the Internet-based test, an applicant will need to score at least an 80. Results of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are also accepted. The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 6.5. Note: Foreign students who have received their undergraduate degrees from institutions in the United States are exempt from the TOEFL and IELTS.
    • Submission of Personal Goals Statement.
    • Two recommendation forms (Available within application)
    • A current résumé.

Once the items above have been received, an admissions decision can be made.

Additional Requirements for Accepted International Students

Once accepted, international students must complete the following:

  • Submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit payable to St. John Fisher University.
  • Complete and submit the I-20 Application for New Students [pdf] and the Statement of Financial Support [pdf] documents certifying the availability of adequate financial resources to cover a minimum of one year's financial expenses, which include tuition, room and board, fees, books, and miscellaneous expenses. Upon acceptance, international applicants will receive additional information regarding these specific documentation requirements.

The documentation submission deadline for international applicants is June 1 for fall admission (classes begin in September) and October 1 for spring admission (classes begin in January), unless currently in the U.S. in valid F-1 student status. Details and important timeline considerations are available on the Accepted International Students page.