International Students

Alfred State welcomes applications for admission from international students and is authorized under Federal Law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

International students must complete the International Student Application packet which is available on the Alfred State website ( In addition to the admission application, international students must also submit official academic and financial records. For students whose native language is not English, evidence of English proficiency must be shown by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores (critical reading and math) are required for entrance into the four-year, baccalaureate programs unless the student has successfully completed college-level course work following high school graduation. They are also required for students interested in intercollegiate athletics. All application materials must be submitted well in advance of the intended first semester at Alfred State.

Students who have completed college/university level course work and would like to have their courses evaluated for possible transfer credit must submit to Alfred State an official college transcript and course descriptions (written in English) for courses to be evaluated. In addition, students must also provide a course-by-course credential evaluation completed by an approved credential evaluation service. The information available from Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., located at, provides information on the service we feel best meets the needs of the applicant and Alfred State. World Education Service (WES) [] is also a good resource. However, we will accept a course-by-course credential evaluation from an approved member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) []. Please note that course descriptions and the course-by-course evaluation are not necessary if an articulation agreement exists between your previous college/university and Alfred State.