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International Admissions Directions

Find all the information you need in our printable Comprehensive International Student Brochure (.pdf) .

The following list will help you organize your application and the supporting documentation required for timely consideration of your application. Please read all the instructions carefully. All forms can be downloaded for you to complete and mail to the attention of Jeanne Soto, Assistant Director of Admissions, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Laffin Hall 209, Farmingdale, NY 11735. (Jeanne.Soto@farmingdale.edu)

A complete application consists of the following:

State University of New York application for Undergraduate Admissions:

  • Apply Online
  • An Application fee of $50.00 must be paid by a credit card to SUNY ASC (SUNY Applications Services Center).

Complete the forms listed below and return them to Jeanne Soto:

  • Academic Records
    Official secondary and post-secondary school records must be submitted in original language along with certified translation. Farmingdale requires that documents are translated and evaluated by a member of NACES (http://www.naces.org/). WES (http://www.wes.org) is a preferred evaluation agency.
  • Test Scores
    Send an official score report for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) directly to the Admissions Office. TOEFL must be taken by all students whose native languages are not English unless they have completed a college- level writing course at a U.S. college.
  • Financial Documents
    A carefully completed Declaration and Certification of Finances form FSA 4 (http://www.suny.edu/student/downloads/Pdf/FSA-4.pdf). Currently $30,000.00 is required for each year of study. Please note that Farmingdale State College does not offer financial aid or scholarships to international students.
    If funds are being provided by family and/or sponsor(s), each sponsor must complete an Affidavit of Support form in its entirety and submit it along with financial documents
    http://www.farmingdale.edu/academics/centers-institutes/international-education/pdf/affidavit.pdf. This form must be notarized.
    Submit a separate original bank letter or statement for each source of funds. Account statements and letters (current within the last 6 months) must show actual amount in account and be in U.S. dollar equivalency.

International Students Already Studying In The U.S.

F-1 students are required to submit:

  1. Photocopies of all FORM I-20s issued (pages 1 & 3 of SEVIS I-20s, pages 3 & 4 of Pre-SEVIS I-20s)
  2. Photocopy of both sides and current I-94
  3. Photocopy of the passport page that includes your identification photo (U.S. Visa page and home country's page)
  4. International Students Transfer Report completed by your current school's Designated School Official (DSO) or
    International Student Advisor

Please review the Bachelor and Associate degree programs offered: http://www.farmingdale.edu/academics/bachelor-degrees.shtml, http://www.farmingdale.edu/academics/associate-degrees.shtml.
Click on the following link for a list of academic programs we offer: http://www.farmingdale.edu/academics/index.shtml

On the SUNY application, indicate your curriculum choice exactly as listed to avoid a delay in processing, which could jeopardize your opportunity for admission. You may apply to only ONE program. The academic year at Farmingdale State College begins in August and ends in May. All programs accept new students for the fall semester.

Dental Hygiene and Nursing applicants must be U. S. Citizens or Permanent Residents in order to be considered for admission.

Decisions on applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore, it is to your benefit to mail all materials immediately upon completion, since programs fill up quickly. To ensure adequate time for the processing of International Student applications, please note the Admissions Office must receive the completed applications by June 30 for FALL admissions and November 1 for SPRING admissions.

All International Applications and student mail should be forwarded to:

Jeanne Soto
Assistant Director of Admissions
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Laffin Hall 209
Farmingdale, NY 11735-1021