In addition to the standard admission requirements pertaining to graduate study, international applicants must also submit the following materials for admission consideration:
Transcript Evaluation: International applicants may be required to have their transcripts evaluated by an approved credential evaluator to determine the credit equivalencies of previously completed coursework outside of the United States. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services has an approved list of credential evaluators on their website.
Financial Documents: International applicants must submit the SUNY Poly FSA-4 document along with a certified bank statement or affidavit of support. Please contact the International Admissions Office for the required minimum level of financial support that is required at the time of application.
Proof of English Proficiency: International applicants must demonstrate minimum levels of English proficiency through one of the following standardized exams:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- PTE Academic
Minimum Acceptable Scores – Utica Site Programs
TOEFL: Internet based score of 79 | Computer based score of 214 | Paper based score of 550
IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5
PTE: Overall score of 53
Minimum Acceptable Scores – Albany Site Programs
TOEFL: Internet based score of 100 | Computer based score of 250 | Paper based score of 600
IELTS: Overall band score of 7.5
International student applications should reflect the student’s name exactly as it appears on their passport. SUNY Polytechnic Institute is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.
Cancellation Policy for English Proficiency Exams
If SUNY Poly receives notification of an invalid English proficiency score for an international applicant, the applicant should submit a new, valid, official test score. Any application with a canceled score will be considered incomplete until SUNY Poly is in receipt of a new, valid, official test score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
For Accepted Students
If SUNY Poly receives notification of an invalid English proficiency score for an accepted applicant, the offer of admission will be withdrawn. To gain admission, the applicant should submit a new, valid, official test score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency meeting SUNY Poly’s minimum requirements by the prescribed application deadlines.
For Enrolled Students
If SUNY Poly receives notification of an invalid English proficiency score for an international student who has already arrived in the United States or is currently enrolled, his/her records will be reviewed and it will be determined if the student should submit a new test score, if a new test score should be waived, or if the student should be removed from the program.