International student welcome ceremony

Fredonia Graduate Studies Welcomes International Students

English Proficiency

Fredonia welcomes applicants of all proficiency levels. English language instruction is available on campus. Please contact Robyn Halicki ( in the International Pathway Program for more information.

Full Admission English Proficiency Requirements:

  • TOEFL: 79 (iBT) or
  • IELTS: 6.5 or
  • Duolingo English Test: 105 or
  • C1 Advanced (Cambridge English Advanced):  176 or
  • C2 Proficiency (Cambridge English Proficiency):  180 or
  • PTE: 53 or
  • Successfully complete the International Pathway Program or
  • If an applicant has earned a post-secondary degree in which their courses were taught in English, the English language proficiency requirement may be waived (e.g. Student has a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. university)

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


A transcript evaluation is required for transcripts originally printed in a language other than English and with original grading scales other than the 4.0 standard (you may obtain a transcript evaluation from any provider on this list). Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to the application for review purposes. Please contact the Graduate Studies office with questions about this requirement.

Recommendation Letters 

Recommendation letters are an important aspect of the graduate school application for Fredonia. The information provided in recommendation letters is used as evidence of your overall potential to succeed as a graduate student. 

You must identify your recommendation providers on the online application. Recommendation providers may complete their recommendations online or may send the recommendation letter (with the required offline recommendation form) to the Graduate Studies office.

International Applicant Forms

Please submit the following information AFTER you have been offered admission to the International Student Services office. More information about obtaining a student visa to study in the United States can be found here.

  • Passport with photo
  • FSA 4 Financial Statement 
    All international applicants must submit evidence of full financial support for all expenses at 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: $18,000
Living costs are estimated at: $14,000

*All first-semester international students will be assessed a one-time international fee of $180

Total: $32,000

If you have dependents, you need to show the following additional funds:

Spouse: $4,000
Child: $2,000

Digital Viewbook for International Students

Fredonia International Viewbook
Download the Viewbook PDF

Cambridge English

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