Admission Requirements and Procedures

For purposes of admission, an international student is defined as a student who is not a United States citizen or does not have permanent residency status (Green Card), or who is or will be temporarily in the U.S. in a non-immigrant status.

International Admissions Deadlines

Due to the additional processing time needed for international applicants, applications for admission and all supporting documents (i.e. transcripts, evaluations of coursework, tests and the Financial Guarantee Statement) must be submitted by the following dates for each semester:

Fall Admission: June 15
Spring Admission: October 15

For the application process to go as smoothly as possible, please read and take the following steps.

 Steps for First-Time Freshmen

  1. Complete the international application.

  2. Students whose native language is not English must submit proof of language proficiency by submitting results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The minimum score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is 79 (TOFEL iBT) or 550 (paper-based exam). The minimum score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is 6.5 or higher on the academic module. An SAT Critical Reading score above 450 may also be considered as the English Proficiency requirement, exempting the submittal of TOEFL or IELTS scores. Successful completion of level 109 at an ELS Language Center is also sufficient for proof of English proficiency.
     
  3. Students whose native language is English must submit Official SAT or ACT scores. Test scores should be sent directly to Cazenovia College. The College Board code for Cazenovia is 2078. The ACT code for Cazenovia College is 2696. Generally, United States embassies and U.S. Information Services (USIS) offices have information on testing sites and dates.
     
  4. Official high school transcripts and/or academic records: Applicants who have completed high school in the United States will need to request an official copy of all transcripts to be sent to Admissions. Applicants who have completed coursework, high school/secondary school or university-level, outside of the United States will need to have a course-by-course evaluation of transcripts completed and forwarded to Cazenovia College by a service, which may include one of the following:

SpanTran the Evaluation Company
2655 Le Jeune Rd. Suite 602
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 749-0333
www.spantran.com

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
(305) 273-1616
www.jsilny.com

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee WI 53203
414-289-3400
www.ece.org

Steps for International Transfer Students

  1. Complete the international application.
  2. International students who are transferring from an institution in the United States with less than 30 hours of college-level coursework will need to provide transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, along with high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.
  3. Transfer students whose native language is not English, and who are transferring from a university outside the United States must submit proof of language proficiency by submitting results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

    The minimum score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is 79 (TOFEL iBT) or 550 (paper-based exam). The minimum score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is 6.5 or higher on the academic module. An SAT Critical Reading score above 450 may also be considered as the English Proficiency requirement, exempting the submittal of TOEFL or IELTS scores. Successful completion of level 109 at an ELS Language Center is also sufficient for proof of English proficiency.

  4. Applicants who are transferring from another college/university and have 30 or more hours of college-level coursework will need to submit college/university transcripts, in addition to the Student Transfer Form for all previously attended institutions for admission consideration. International students who are transferring from a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course evaluation of transcripts completed and forwarded to Cazenovia College by a service, which may include one of the following:

SpanTran the Evaluation Company
2655 Le Jeune Rd. Suite 602
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 749-0333
www.spantran.com

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.     
7101 SW 102 Avenue                  
Miami, FL 33173                        
(305) 273-1616                             
www.jsilny.com                             

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee WI 53203
414-289-3400
www.ece.org

Please note: Applicants must complete the Student Transfer Form for all previously attended institutions for admission consideration.

After an offer of admission has been made to an international student, he/she will then be required to complete the following steps in order to receive the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) necessary to obtain a student visa for entry into the United States:

  1. Submit a non-refundable $200 enrollment deposit.
  2. The Financial Guarantee Statement (FGS) must be completed and returned to the Office of Admissions. The Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) will be issued once the applicant has been found admissible to the College and the FGS has been approved.
  3. Submit copy of passport with photo ID.

Post-Acceptance Information

Accepted students must complete the Financial Guarantee Statement (FGS) and return it to the Office of Admissions. A Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) will be issued once the applicant has been found admissible to the College and the FGS has been approved.

  • The College is required by immigration authorities to carefully check the financial resources of each applicant prior to issuing the Form I-20. Therefore, it is imperative that applicants are aware of the cost of attending Cazenovia College and have the necessary support funds for the period of enrollment. The minimum amount of financial support for study at Cazenovia College for the academic year is US $31,902. 
  • All items on the FGS must be answered accurately in order to avoid unnecessary delays in processing. The Office of Admissions must receive this document, along with proof of sufficient funds, according to the deadlines stated above.
    • Upon acceptance, paid deposit, and verification of financial ability, a Form I-20 will be issued to the student. An enrollment deposit of US $200 is required to reserve space in the residence hall and courses.

Scholarship Information

The United States government and the State of New York do not make financial aid available to international students. However, international students are eligible for a scholarship and grant at Cazenovia College, which are listed below:

  • Academic Merit - $20,000
  • Housing Grant- $2,500

Please note: These are already calculated in the total needed for the financial guarantee statement.