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Admission of International Students

The College seeks to foster an awareness of and respect for cultural diversity and, to that end, encourages applications from international students from all parts of the world. The College participates in the F and J visa programs of the US government.

Directions to the International Student’s Application:

  1. Complete the online application at  All valid applications can be found there, such as the Common Application (Common App) and the Optional Saint Application. For scholarship consideration, a student’s completed application must be received by February 1.
  2. Submit official high school and college/university transcripts.  Students may be required to submit those transcripts to World Education Services, Inc. (WES) or Educational Credentials Evaluators (ECE). The evaluation results will be forwarded by WES and/or ECE to the College.
  3. Provide evidence of English proficiency, if English is not the student’s first language.  The College accepts scores from the SAT, ACT, International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.  TOEFL  minimum requirements are 80 on the iBT or 500 on the paper-based exam.  A minimum score for the IELTS of 5.5 is required for admission.
  4. Complete the Certification of Finances form. This indicates a student’s ability to finance his/her education and is necessary to issue the immigration form I-20.
  5. Submit a an essay on any of the prompted topics on the application
  6. Return completed health and immunization forms.  Upon notification of acceptance, international students born on or after January 1, 1957, must submit proof of immunity against measles, mumps and rubella directly to The College of Saint Rose Health Service Office. New York State public health law clearly defines immunity.  Prospective students should refer to the appropriate section of this catalog.
  7. Have the Mantoux (PPD) skin test done no more than six months prior to arrival. If the test is positive, follow-up x-rays are necessary to determine whether or not tuberculosis is active. Physician documentation concerning the results of x-rays and any required medication is needed prior to arrival on campus. If medication is indicated, treatment should be started before coming to the USA.
  8. Indicate decision to attend The College of Saint Rose by completing the Intent to Enroll Form and by forwarding a deposit.  Students should complete a $300 deposit if they plan to live on campus, or a $150 tuition-only deposit if they plan to live off campus, by May 1. For fall enrollment, the deposit is non-refundable after May 1. For spring enrollment, the deposit is non-refundable after December 1. Once the College has received the enrollment fee and all required forms, an I-20 will be processed and mailed to the student.