Requirements | Forms | International Education Office
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International Applicant Requirements
International applicants are required to show proficiency in the English language sufficient enough to successfully participate in graduate study. Proof of proficiency may be shown by achieving the following test scores for Spring 2014 applicants:
- TOEFL: 64
- TOEIC: 594
- IELTS: 5.0
Our school code for reporting the TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS scores electronically is 2539.
Changes to required scores effective for Fall 2014 applicants:
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 institution strongly encourages exams that offer a detailed report to the institution, such as the Cambridge English Advanced exam, rather than simply a score report.
- Cambridge English: Advanced (recommended): 52
- TOEFL: 78
- IELTS: 6.0 (with no subsection below 5.5)
- iTEP: 3.5
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.
Applicants whose documents are not written in English and/or do not display grades on the 4.0 GPA scale will be required, effective for Fall 2014 applicants, to submit the World Education Services iCAP (International Credential Advantage Package).
- Document Authentication and Evaluation
The 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 here: http://www.wes.org/fees/icap.asp.
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.
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
702 Maytum Hall
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 website.