How do I know if I should apply as an International Student?
|All US Citizens, Permanent Residents, or those seeking to apply for Permanent Residency
should apply through regular admissions.
What is the application deadline for admission?
|Complete applications are recommended by March 1 to allow sufficient time to process
the necessary documents and provide the best opportunity for course selection. Some
programs have limited enrollment and may close prior to the application deadline.
Applications must be received no later than June 1 for the Fall semester and November 1 for the Spring semester.
What are the admissions requirements for students applying directly from secondary
|Secondary school records must reflect academic achievement equivalent to the minimum
for admissions (B average) when converted to the American grading scale.
What are the academic requirements for admission for students transferring with post
Is there an ESL option on campus?
|We do not offer ESL preparation on campus. Prior to admittance students must demonstrate
English language proficiency.
How is English Language Proficiency evaluated?
There are several ways to evaluate English Language Proficiency:
- SAT score of 400 on the Critical Reading Section
- TOEFL score of 79 on the internet-based test (IBT)
- TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based)
- Completion of a college-level English Composition course with a grade of C+ or better
- IELTS score of 6
Applicants must meet the minimum score requirement in order to be admitted to the
Do you accept scanned documents?
|Yes, scanned financial documents are acceptable for admissions purposes; however,
admissions decisions and transfer credits are only evaluated with official academic
Do you offer conditional admission?
|Yes. If a student has a proven track record of academic success we can offer provisional
acceptance. Please note that I-20s will not be issued until all required documents
When will I know if I am accepted?
|Applicants should receive a decision on their application within three weeks after
all academic records and test scores are received by the Admissions office.
Is a tuition deposit required?
|Yes. A tuition deposit of $100.00 is required to hold your spot in the upcoming class.
Is summer admission an option?
|No, students can only be admitted to the Fall and Spring semesters beginning in August
Are there any programs that are not open to international students?
|Students attending on an F-1 Student Visa must be enrolled in either an AS or BS degree
program (enrollment in a certificate program is not an option for F-1 students). Nursing
and Dental Hygiene are also not offered to international students.
How can I check the status of my application?
Where do I send my official academic records?
Sealed official academic records can be sent to our processing center at the following
Farmingdale State College
Attn: Admissions Processing
Albany, NY 12204
Does Farmingdale offer financial aid to international students?
|Unfortunately, Farmingdale does not offer financial assistance to international students.
For students living on-campus, Tuition Access Grant (TAG) is available. International
students must be self-supporting and prove the ability to cover expenses for their
entire period of study. Currently, the yearly obligation is $33,000.00 (for students
with local sponsors who will provide room and board, the estimated cost of attendance
is $22,000.00) and students must prepay the first semester. Please note that additional
fees of approximately $18,000.00 are required for students entering the Professional
Is campus housing available?
|We have new and newly renovated residence halls on campus offering both traditional
and suite-style accommodations. Rooms are offered on a first-come, first-served basis
and we recommend you apply for housing as early as possible.
When do classes start?
|Classes typically begin the last week of August for the Fall semester and the third
week in January for the Spring semester. The academic calendar is available on the
FSC website to give you exact timing.
When will I get my I-20?
|I-20’s will not be issued until all required documents are received. Once cleared
academically and financially, I-20’s are sent to the mailing address provided by the
student via express mail.
How do I apply for my F-1 Visa?
|Once accepted, students will receive detailed instructions about how to apply for
the F-1 Visa. The length of time to process the Visa varies from country to country
which is why we strongly recommend having your application in as early as possible.
How do I pay for my SEVIS Fee?
|After acceptance, students must pay a SEVIS fee External link directly to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Students will receive instructions
about how to submit the necessary forms . Additional information can be found at .