NOTE: International students are not eligible for admission to programs at The Ranger School. However, we encourage international students to inquire about ESF's bachelor degree programs in Forest and Natural Resources Management.
In addition to the admission requirements that all prospective students must meet, international applicants must provide the following:
|Standard||Undergraduate Admission Score (Minimum)||Graduate Admission Score (Minimum)|
|TOEFL (computer-based) Scores accepted until October 2008||213||213|
As of September 2007
|79||80 (with no individual component score < 17)|
|IELTS||Total: 6 (with no less than 5 in Writing)||Total: 6 (with no less than 5 in Writing)|
|STEP EIKEN||Grade pre-1||(University level) Grade 1|
|Syracuse University - English Language Institute (ELI)||Successful completion of ELI "Level 4"||Successful completion of ELI "Level 4"|
|ELS||Successful completion of Level 112||Successful completion of Level 112|
|Previous college-level instruction in English||
Completion of at least one three-credit English course at an institution where the language of instruction is in English. ESL courses will not count toward meeting this requirement.
In addition to the entrance requirements for other international students, international students who are currently enrolled at a U.S. educational institution must obtain permission (usually through a Transfer-Out Form) from their current educational institution to transfer their SEVIS record to ESF. Students will also have to complete a SUNY-ESF SEVIS Transfer-In Form (F-1 Students / J-1) so that ESF is aware of when your current institution will release your SEVIS record to ESF so that a new I-20 or DS-2019 can be issued for the ESF program of study. Additional information about transferring your SEVIS record to ESF is available online.
An I-20, required for the F-1 student visa application, will be issued once a student has:
Documentation of sufficient funding may come from any combination of dependable sources, including scholarships, assistantships, fellowships, sponsoring agencies, personal funds, or funds from a student's family. Documentation of scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships must be in the form of an official award letter from the school or sponsoring agency; documentation of personal or family funds should be on an official signed letter of support from the bank that includes the U.S. dollar amount of support and certified bank statements which indicate that the sponsor has sufficient funds to meet a student's first-year expenses at ESF (the bank statement does not have to show the full amount of the account), or in the form of a legally binding affidavit. The Form I-134, "Affidavit of Support," can be used to document support being provided by a U.S. citizen or U.S. legal permanent resident. Government-sponsored applicants should submit a certified copy of the award letter that includes the U.S. dollar amount of the award per year, the duration of the award and a list of expenses covered by the award.
Once all of the above materials have been received, an I-20 will be issued and mailed to the prospective international student by either Undergraduate Admissions or the Graduate School.
ESF students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are required by SUNY policies to maintain comprehensive health insurance with medical evacuation and repatriation coverage for themselves (and their dependents in the United States) for the duration of their ESF program of study. International students are automatically enrolled in the SUNY Health Insurance Plan unless proof of comparable health insurance is provided to the Bursar's Office within 30 days of the start of each semester.
Immigration Related Inquiries:
(315) 470-6978 (Fax)
Graduate Admissions Inquiries:
(315) 470-6978 (Fax)
Undergraduate Admissions Inquires:
(315) 470-6933 (Fax)