Requirements | Recommendation Letters | Forms | International Education Office
SUNY Fredonia is home to many students from all over the world. You may find this
link useful in your search for scholarships in the USA: http://www.usastudyguide.com/Financial_aid.htm
International Applicant Requirements
SUNY Fredonia seeks to determine an applicant's academic English proficiency in speaking,
use of English (vocabulary and grammar), reading (dealing confidently with different
types of text), listening (to a range of spoken materials delivered in a variety of
styles and accents), and writing (article, essay, letter, proposal, or report). The
following tests are accepted:
- Cambridge English: Advanced (recommended): 52
- TOEFL (effective for Spring 2015 admission only): 78 (iBT)
- TOEFL (effective for admission to Summer 2015 and later terms): 79 (iBT)
- IELTS (effective for Spring 2015 admission only): 6.0 (with no subsection below 5.5)
- IELTS (effective for admission to Summer 2015 and later terms): 6.5
Our school code for reporting the TOEFL and IELTS scores electronically is 2539.
Recommendation letters are an important aspect of the graduate school application
for SUNY Fredonia and elsewhere. The information provided in recommendation letters
is used as evidence of your overall potential to succeed as a graduate student in
graduate school. When deciding who can write a letter on your behalf, consider asking
someone who can talk about you as a prospective graduate student (e.g., academic performance,
research experience, extra curricular activities, leadership skills, etc.).
External resource on recommendation letters
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides suggestions regarding the process
of requesting recommendation letters
International Applicant Forms
The consent form is required when an applicant wishes to have another person inquire
about their application status and convey information to the applicant.
- Consent Form (FERPA)
This form must be filed in the Grad Studies Office before information about your application
can be released to another person.
- Document Authentication and Evaluation
Transcripts submitted for admission consideration must meet the following criteria:
- All information must be written in English
- Course and semester grades must be displayed in the 4.0 GPA scale
- The cumulative GPA must be displayed in the 4.0 GPA scale
- The World Education Services iCAP (International Credential Advantage Package) course-by-course evaluation identifies
and describes each diploma or certificate, indicates the periods of education, provides
an equivalency for each document, lists all courses (subjects) with U.S. semester
credits, and gives a grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. Apply for an evaluation
The FSA-3 form is required for all applicants whose native language is not English.
- FSA 3 English Proficiency Report
International students must show proof of English competency. Please note that applicants whose native language is English are exempt.
Download the FSA-3 form
This form may be uploaded directly to your online application.
- FSA 4 Financial Statement
All international applicants must submit evidence of full financial support for all
expenses at SUNY Fredonia as a condition of being issued immigration documents for
F-1 or J-1 status (i.e., the Certificate of Eligibility, form I-20AB or IAP-66). Applicants
must submit the FSA-4 form signed by both the applicant and the applicant's financial
sponsor and an original bank statement verifying the available funds. Both of these
documents must be originals with original signatures and seals.
Costs for one academic year:
Tuition costs are estimated at: $16,500
Living costs are estimated at: $15,500
If you have dependents, you need to show the following additional funds:
Download the FSA-4 form
This form and supporting documentation must be mailed directly to the SUNY Fredonia
Graduate Studies Office at the following address:
SUNY Fredonia Office of Graduate Studies
E230A Thompson Hall
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3712 (fax)
If you have further questions about these requirements, please contact the SUNY Fredonia
International Education Center at (716) 673-3451, or send them an inquiry from their