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Information for International Students

Thank you for your interest in ESF. At ESF, we value the global perspectives that our international students bring to the classroom and campus.

The entire ESF community is committed to your success. ESF offers our international students a supportive and safe environment which includes a residential community, an on-campus police department which is staffed all day every day, and a nearby health center.

Our Office of International Education offers a variety of activities from pre-arrival through to graduation, all designed to support you in and out of the classroom.

We welcome your application and are happy to assist you through your college search process.

International students may apply for entry as a first-year student if they will be enrolling immediately following the completion of secondary school or as a transfer student if they have previously completed college or university level coursework after graduation from secondary school.

In addition to submitting the application forms and credentials required of all applicants, international students will need to submit additional documentation of their proficiency in the English language, their ability to meet the financial obligations which will be incurred during the first year of attendance at the College and official academic records in English, or translation of these records by a SUNY-ESF approved agency.

Once the application is received, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will send additional information on how to set-up your ESF Applicant portal in order to track the submission of the documents required for consideration by the Admissions Committee.

For assistance, contact:

Mr. Thomas Fletcher
Associate Director of Admissions
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
SUNY – ESF
1 Forestry Drive
218 Gateway Center
Syracuse, NY 13210
trfletch@esf.edu
Voice: (315) 470-6600
Fax: (315) 470-6933

Application Filing Dates

Spring 2022

  • All applicants Recommended Filing Date: November 1, 2021

Fall 2022

  • Early Decision First-Year Deadline: December 1, 2021
  • Regular First-Year Recommended Filing Date: February 1, 2022
  • Guaranteed Transfer Recommended Filing Date: February 1, 2022
  • Transfer Recommended Filing Date: March 1, 2022

*Applications will still be accepted after this date and will be considered for admission on a space available basis.

Application Codes

SAT: 2530
ACT: 2948
TOEFL DI: 2530
FAFSA: 002851
NYS TAP: 0950