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The State University of New York at New Paltz has a century long tradition of providing an affordable and high quality education to international students. Today, more than 600 students, representing over 70 nations, play an important role in educational and cultural fabric of the SUNY New Paltz campus community.


 

FALL 2019 #YOUAREWELCOMEHERE SCHOLARSHIP

SUNY New Paltz is proud to offer the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship, which recognizes promising international students with a vision for enhancing intercultural understanding. SUNY New Paltz will select two first-year undergraduate international students to receive an annual, renewable scholarship to cover 50% of their tuition (normally $16,650 USD per year) beginning in the Fall 2019 semester. Apply today!

 

 

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Any student who is not a US citizen nor permanent resident of the United States is considered an international student and will require a non-immigrant visa to study legally in the United States.

 


If you graduated, or are about to graduate from a secondary/high school and have never matriculated/attended any universities, then you will be considered a freshman.

  • Official Transcripts: An official transcript (documentation of a student's permanent academic record including the courses that have been completed and the marks that have been received for those courses).  If your school or national education department does not provide transcripts, please provide a certified record of the courses and examinations taken, this would include Government Examination certificates (such as GCSE-"O" Level, IGCSE, and “A" Level).
  • Personal Statement: A personal statement is required. The essay that is a required part of the SUNY Supplemental Application or the Common Application is acceptable. You may also use the SUNY International Applicant Essay form - form for your essay. You may choose any topic for your autobiographical essay.

You must submit official secondary/high school transcripts - in the original language and in a translated English version.

  • Letter of Recommendation: A letter of recommendation from an academic teacher or school counselor.
  • English Proficiency: SUNY New Paltz does not require the SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS as part of the admission decision process; however, providing these scores can be helpful in establishing English proficiency and proper course placement. Conditional Admission is offered through the Haggerty English Language Pathway Program for any student who qualifies academically yet does not meet the following recommended score levels:  

Recommended score levels:

  • SAT -  Evidenced based Reading and writing - 550
  • ACT - Score between 24-36
  • TOEFL - iBT score of 80 or better
  • IELTS - score of 6.5 or better (no sub-scores lower than 6.0)

*International applicants who are completing high school in the United States must provide the results of either the SAT or ACT

 

If you were admitted and attended a college/university (inside or outside of the US) you are considered a transfer student.

Transfer applicants must apply directly to a major program.  Many majors have specific admission requirements. Please go to our transfer student’s website http://www.newpaltz.edu/admissions/transfer.html for this information.

  • Official college/university transcripts from your college/university. If you attended more than one college/university, you must submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities.
  • Foreign Course Evaluation: We recommend that transfer students obtain an evaluation of your non-US university transcript(s) from a credential evaluation service that is a member in good standing with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES). You can visit naces.org for information about these services.
  • High School transcript: You must also submit your high school transcript in both the original language and a translated English version if you have less than 45 completed college credits.
  • Personal Statement: A personal statement is required. The essay that is a required part of the SUNY Supplemental Application or the Common Application is acceptable. You may also use the SUNY International Applicant Essay form for your essay. You may choose any topic for your autobiographical essay.
  • Letter of Recommendation: A letter of recommendation from an academic teacher or school counselor.
  • English Proficiency: SUNY New Paltz does not require the SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS as part of the admission decision process; however, providing these scores can be helpful in establishing English proficiency and proper course placement. Conditional Admission is offered through the Haggerty English Language Pathway Program for any student who qualifies academically yet does not meet the following recommended score levels: 

Recommended score levels:

  • SAT -  Evidenced based Reading and writing - 550
  • ACT - Score between 24-36
  • TOEFL - iBT score of 80 or better
  • IELTS - score of 6.5 or better (no sub-scores lower than 6.0)
 

The Haggerty English Language Pathway Program

Students applying to undergraduate and most graduate degree programs at SUNY New Paltz may be admitted without proof of English proficiency if they meet all other admissions standards. Upon arrival, these students will be tested and placed into academic or ESL courses as needed.  These students will be:

  • issued an I-20 from SUNY New Paltz for the appropriate degree program, but that I-20 will indicate that the student is not yet proficient in English and that she or he will be tested for English proficiency upon arrival.
  • eligible to enroll in an academic course if they are placed in our advanced levels and meet the required criteria.
  • eligible to undertake a full-time program of degree study upon completion of the Haggerty English Language Program or upon achieving the needed proficiency based on TOEFL or IELTS test scores.
  • invited to the Haggerty English Language Pathway Program Summer 5 week program. This optional program is a way to get a head start on developing language proficiency.

Visit our website at: http://www.newpaltz.edu/esl/

 

US Citizenship and Immigration Services requires evidence of sufficient funds for the duration of an international student's academic program. Official financial/bank statements indicating sufficient funds are required to support one's education at SUNY New Paltz for a period of at least one year.  Bank statements amounts should total no less than $37,610 US, to cover all school fees, as well as additional books, supplies and personal expenses. Financial documentation must be in English and must be in United States Dollars (USD) or shown at the applicable conversion rate.  

Submit the SUNY Foreign Student Financial Form with copies of financial documents verifying the availability of funding for undergraduate study in the United States.

 

Submit a copy of your valid passport from home country (photo page only)

Submit a copy of your valid student visa (photo page only) if you are currently in the US.

 

Fall Enrollment

May 1

Art/Visual Art Education - April 15

SUNY New Paltz reserves the right to alter application due dates without notice.

Spring Enrollment*

December 1

Art/Visual Art Education - October 15

 

* Instructions for freshmen applying to a January term:

  • Apply as “International Freshman” for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • Follow up with an e-mail to bishopj@newpaltz.edu. In the e-mail, indicate your desire to have your application changed to Spring 2019.  The changes willl then be made here on the SUNY New Paltz campus and the review process will begin.

The deadline for spring is December 1, but we recommend applying sooner, in order to process all necessary immigration documentation

SUNY New Paltz reserves the right to alter application due dates without notice.

 

After the completed application and all required documentation have been received and reviewed, an admission decision will be made. 

Applicants who are accepted will receive written notification of their acceptance with the Pre-Enrollment Deposit (PED) invoice.

  • Confirm Enrollment/Pay Deposit - Upon receipt of the PED, the SUNY New Paltz international student adviser will forward accepted applicants an enrollment information packet, including the I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status.
  • Enrollment Information Packet – Review all materials in your acceptance packet. Make sure to return important forms:

Pre Arrival Form

Housing Request Form

Airport Pick Up Request

Student Health Report

Review Visa – SEVIS fee info

  • Follow your status on your MyNewPaltz.edu Log in information provided upon application submission.

  • Submit final high school transcript - all applicants.

  • Submit final college transcript - transfer students.
 

International Undergraduate Admission
State University of New York at New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, New York
USA

Telephone: 845-257-3595
Fax: 845-257-3608

Email: intadmissions@newpaltz.edu  

 

Haggerty English Language Pathway Program
State University of New York at New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, New York
USA

Telephone: 845-257-3595
Fax: 845-257-3608

Email: esl@newpaltz.edu

 

Tuition: $8,325.00
Mandatory University Fees: $692.00 
Foreign Student Health Insurance: $625.00*
Room & Board: $6,731.00


Semester Total: $16,373.00
Year Total: $32,746.00

*Required to document for issuance of I-20 for Visa: $38,180.99 USD – reflects all school fees, as well as personal expenses, books and supplies.

*Fee includes insurance coverage for 12 months. Student will be reimbursed for unused time.