Transfer Admissions for International Students

Fisher welcomes applications from qualified international students for study.

Application Requirements

St. John Fisher University operates on a rolling admission plan. Applications are reviewed as they are received. A transfer application is complete once we have received:

  • A completed online application.
  • 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.
  • International students must submit at least one of the following:
    • Results of 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 on the paper-based exam, a 213 on the computer-based exam, or a 79-80 on the internet-based exam. Our school code for the TOEFL exam is 2798.
    • Results of the DuoLingo exam if a student's first language is not English. The minimum acceptable score on the DuoLingo exam is a 105.
    • Results of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if a student's first language is not English. The overall band score on the IELTS must be at least a 6.5.
  • Official high school transcripts for students who have completed less than 24 credit hours at the college level. If the transcript is not in English, it must include a translation and comprehensive course-by-course evaluation from a NACES-verified vendor.

Additional Requirements for Accepted International Students

Once accepted, international students must:

  • Submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit of U.S. $300 payable to St. John Fisher University.
  • Complete and submit the I-20 Application for New Students 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.