New International Student Welcome

International Undergraduate Applicants

Thank you for considering Fredonia!  We try to make the application process as quick and easy as possible for our applicants.  Please follow the instructions listed below,should you have any questions or need any assistance please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly at Admissions@Fredonia.Edu

How to Apply 

The easiest, fastest and most secure way to apply is online using the SUNY Application or the The Common Application. Choose one or the other, but please do not submit both. The fee for applying is $50/application.  Once your application is submitted our Assistant Director of International Admissions will contact you via email to help you submit the required documents.

If you cannot apply on-line, you may also download a paper SUNY Application here.

Fredonia accepts the SUNY Application and The Common Application.

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Application Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

First-Year applicants are students who have never taken a college level course after graduating high school. If you have taken even one course after high school graduation you must apply as a transfer.

  • Please submit:

    • Secondary school transcripts
    • Proof of graduation (when evailable)
    • 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, SAT, IB English, Pearson Test of English or the A-Level English Exam will be required. Eligible students will either receive direct admission or admission into our Pathway Program. Please see below for additional details. Our school code for reporting the TOEFL and IELTS scores electronically is 2539.

Transfer applicants are students who have taken college level courses after graduating high school but have not obtained a Bachelors degree.

  • Please submit:
    • Proof of high school graduation
    • University Transcripts
    • Course descriptions - You may email a link to your college catalog course descriptions or submit a word document with all of your course descriptions.
    • Transcript evaluation through a NACES certified company for any college level courses taken outside of the United States. A list of acceptable providers can be found at http://www.naces.org/members.
    • 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, SAT, IB English, Pearson Test of English or the A-Level English Exam will be required. Eligible students will either receive direct admission or admission into our Pathway Program. Please see below for additional details. Our school code for reporting the TOEFL and IELTS scores electronically is 2539.

Second Baccalaurate applicants are students who have already obtained a Bachelors degree but are interested in obtaining a second degree from Fredonia. Please apply as a transfer student and we will update your application accordingly.

  • Please submit:
    • Proof of high school graduation
    • University transcripts
    • Course descriptions - You may email a link to your college catalog course descriptions or submit a word document with all of your course descriptions.
    • Transcript evaluation through a NACES certified company for any college level courses taken outside of the United States. A list of acceptable providers can be found at http://www.naces.org/members.
    • 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, SAT, IB English, Pearson Test of English or the A-Level English Exam will be required. Eligible students will either receive direct admission or admission into our Pathway Program. Please see below for additional details. Our school code for reporting the TOEFL and IELTS scores electronically is 2539.

English Proficiency Requirements

  • Direct Admission: Direct Admission means that the student meets all the requirements for the academic program and can demonstrate English proficiency by submitting one of the following:
    • SAT verbal score of 480 or,
    • TOEFL score of 79 or,
    • IELTS score of 6.5 or,
    • C1 Advanced (Cambridge English Advanced) score of 176 or,
    • C2 Proficiency (Cambridge English Proficiency) score of 180 or,
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 53 or,
    • Having obtained 30 successful credit hours from a college or university within the United States.
  • Pathway Program Admission: Admission into Fredonia's Pathway Program means that the student meets all requirements for the academic program except for the English language requirement. The student will be admitted into the Pathway Program for the major of their choice and will be enrolled in English classes as well as credit bearing courses. Upon succesful completionof the English and credit bearing classes the student will fully matriculate into their degree program. To meet the minimum requirements for the Pathway Program, please submit one of the following:
    • TOEFL score of 45
    • IELTS score of 4.5

Cost and Scholarship

Fredonia is proud to offer approximately $8 million in merit and need based scholarships to academically qualified new and returning students each year! International applicants will be reviewed for all merit based awards at the time of acceptance and will be notified shortly after. For more information please visit us at Scholarship Information

We estimate the total costs for one year at Fredonia (to include room, board, tuition, fees, meal plan etc.) to be $32,000

  • Tuition costs are estimated at: $16,500
  • Living costs are estimated at: $15,500
    • *All first semester international students will be assessed a one-time international fee of $180
  • If you have dependents, you need to show the following additional funds:
    • Spouse: $4,000
    • Child: $2,000

Questions?

Please contact the Office of Admissions for any questions. We can be reached at Admissions@Fredonia.Edu and 1.800.252.1212. We look forward to working with you!


 

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.

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