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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. 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.
  • 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 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 for international applicants are available on the International Student Services site.

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