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Requirements | Recommendation LettersForms | 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: 78 (iBT)
  • IELTS: 6.0 (with no subsection below 5.5)
  • iTEP: 3.5

Our school code for reporting the TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS scores electronically is 2539.


  Recommendation Letters


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
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/970/1/

 

 

 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:

  1. All information must be written in English
  2. Course and semester grades must be displayed in the 4.0 GPA scale
  3. 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 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
E230A Thompson Hall
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3808
(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.


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