Group photo from International Student Reception in Rosch Hall

International

At Fredonia, we value the diversity and cultural exchange that is created by our global community of scholars. We offer challenging academic work and an all-American campus experience. The Office of International Admissions is here to assist throughout the application process and in the transition into the State University of New York at Fredonia.

At Fredonia, we value the diversity and cultural exchange that is created by our global community of scholars. We offer challenging academic work and an all-American campus experience. The Office of International Admissions is here to assist throughout the application process and in the transition into the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Direct Admission

Direct Admission means that the student meets all the requirements for the academic program and can demonstrate English proficiency as noted: 

  • SAT verbal score of 480, or
  • TOEFL score of 79, or
  • IELTS score of 6.5, or
  • Demonstrated English Proficiency at High Intermediate Level*

* Fredonia has a TOEFL and IELTS waiver agreement that allows students to enter university without a TOEFL or IELTS score, provided the student successfully completes the EC English Intensive program.

Conditional Admission

Conditional admission means that the student meets all requirements for the academic program except for the English language requirement. The student can then be admitted to the academic program on the condition that he/she enrolls in the EC English language program at Fredonia until the required English language level has been reached.

Concurrent Admission

Concurrent admission means that the student meets all requirements for the academic program except has a low to intermediate English language proficiency. Concurrent admission students will take a combination of English language courses at EC English and major courses at Fredonia in the same semester. Concurrent admission is rare and requires academic department approval. Student's interested in the Concurrent Admission option should contact: international.education@fredonia.edu for further details.

Additional Requirements for Auditions, Portfolios and Interviews

Some programs require additional processes for entry. Find the program you are interested in to read over the additional steps.

Requirements for School of Music
Audition requirements for Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Composition, Music Therapy, and Sound Recording Technology

Requirements for Theatre and Dance
Audition requirements for Musical Theatre, Dance, Acting, and theatre Production and Design

Requirements for Visual Arts and New Media
Portfolio requirements for Animation & Illustration, Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Film & Video Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, and Sculpture

Pre-Professional Programs*

(interview upon selection)

  • 3+4 Optometry
  • 3+4 and 4+4 Medical: LECOM
  • 3+ and 4+ Pharmacy: LECOM
  • 4+4 Medical: Upstate Medical

*Students interested in any pre-professional programs should be in touch with David Steiner as soon as possible to discuss application requirements.

If you cannot make it in person for a campus visit, our virtual tour lets you see the beauty of Fredonia’s campus, academic buildings, and residence halls.

 

Virtual Tour

Our admissions offices are located on the 6th floor of Maytum Hall, near the Central Street entrance to campus.

GPS address:  280 Central Avenue   Fredonia, NY  14063

 

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High school transcripts

Include a certified translation if the original is not in English.

  • First-Year applicants should provide secondary school transcripts and proof of graduation. 
  • Transfer applicants should provide university transcripts and transcript evaluation through a NACES certified company. A list of acceptable providers can be found here

 

Financial Statement Form

Submit the Financial Statement form and original documentation proving you have funds to pay for all educational and living expenses for the first year of study.

 

Passport

A clear photocopy of the identification page of your passport. 

 

Demonstrated English proficiency

TOEFL, IELTS, or SAT required for full admission.

 

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Eligibility for EOP/EDP is determined by the Fredonia Admissions Office. 

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The easiest, fastest and most secure way to apply is online; paper applications are also available. Fredonia accepts The Common Application and the SUNY Application.

There is a $50 application fee. For information on fee waivers please contact your high school guidance counselor or the application processing center. Please follow these steps to complete your application to Fredonia.

First-year applicants Transfer applicants
  • Completed application (SUNY application or Common Application)                                                                                         
  • Completed application (SUNY application or Common Application)
  • Personal essay (SUNY application part II)
  • Official Transcripts from ALL colleges you have attended
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Students with fewer than 30 credit hours are required to submit a high school transcript and official SAT/ACT test scores for the application review.
 
  • Official SAT/ACT Test Scores (from the Testing Center or High School)
    • CEEB Code and SAT Code: 2539 
    • ACT Code: 2934
  • All transfer students are required to submit proof of high school graduation. An official high school transcript, copy of diploma, or GED certificate are appropriate.

 

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