Additional Admission Information for International Students
Early completion of the application is crucial. International applicants should keep in mind the following priority deadlines for completed applications: for the fall semester the deadline is January 15; for the spring semester, it is November 1.
Original certified transcripts with grades from secondary school and college courses are required. These transcripts must be in the original language and accompanied by an English translation with an explanation of the marking system. Secondary school records must reflect academic achievement equivalent to the minimum for admission when converted to the American grading scale. A minimum g.p.a. of 3.00 is required of international students who wish to transfer from other colleges in the United States. A minimum of one full year of study in a parallel program reflecting a g.p.a. of 3.00 or higher is required of transfer applicants whose secondary school achievement falls below the standard required for freshman admission (See transfer credit policies).
All persons whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency by satisfying one of the following:
- TOEFL minimum score of 80 IBT
- TOEFL minimum score of 550 PBT (paper-based test)
- SAT Critical Reading score of 430 or higher
- IELTS score of 6.5 or higher
- Proof of attendance at Stony Brook's Intensive English Language Center with completion of the advanced level.
- For transfers, completion of an English composition or writing class with a grade of C (2.0) or higher at a college or university within the U.S.
It is also necessary to provide financial documentation, which indicates that the applicant's sponsor(s) has sufficient funding to pay for all educational and personal expenses while in the United States. The amount considered as sufficient funding may vary from year to year. For forms and details, visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/admissions
It is assumed that all international students require on-campus housing unless documented evidence of alternate living arrangements is filed with the application.