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Contact Graduate Admissions

Office: Welcome Center
Phone: (585) 385-8161
Fax: (585) 385-8344

International Graduate Applicants

Applicants for Graduate International Study must submit the following:

  • Completed Application Form [pdf] or Online Application. The application must be signed and dated and all required information must accompany the application when it is submitted.
  • Non-refundable application fee of US $30 payable to St. John Fisher College
  • Course by course credit evaluation for their college transcripts from an approved international transcript evaluation service such as World Education Services
  • 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, with the minimum section requirements of 20 in reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Note: Foreign students who have received their undergraduate degrees from institutions in the United States are exempt from the TOEFL.
  • Required test scores for specific Graduate Programs (GRE or GMAT)
  • Submission of Personal Goals Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A current résumé

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

Additional items required for Accepted International Applicants:

  • Non-refundable enrollment deposit payable to St. John Fisher College.
  • Accepted international applicants must complete and submit the New International Student I-20 Application [pdf] and the Statement of Financial Support/Certificate of Finances [pdf] documents certifying availability of adequate financial resources to cover a minimum of one year's financial expenses, which include tuition, room & 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 August 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 for international applicants are available on the International Student Services site.

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