Jun 01, 2021

College Admission

  • State University of New York at Plattsburgh
  • 101 Broad St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, USA
College/University Education / Training

Job / Advertisement Description

Admissions Requirements for International Students


What We Look For:

SUNY Plattsburgh considers several factors when reviewing applications for admission from international applicants.

  • Quality of Previous Academic Achievement

    We believe that in order to be a successful student at SUNY Plattsburgh, you must have been a good student in your home country. You need to submit original documents or certified copies showing good academic achievement in high school, college or university.

    Most common credentials include transcripts (documents issued by high schools, colleges, or universities listing the courses taken with grades), or nationally accredited examinations (like GCSE “O” and “A” levels, Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) results etc). We will not accept any photocopies, scans or faxes of your academic documents. If you send us your documents through these forms, we will request the original document or certified copies from you again.

  • English Proficiency
  • SAT/ACT (optional)

    Although applicants are not required to take the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), it is highly recommended. Applicants who have submitted SAT or ACT results that demonstrate their academic ability at or above the level demonstrated by their high school transcripts are more likely to qualify for our academic merit scholarship.

  • Evidence of Financial Support

    In order to meet the standards set by the United States Citizenship and Immigration and Services (USCIS), you must provide official documents to prove that you have enough money to pay for your education. We provide a limited number of merit scholarships and on-campus housing grants to help lower the cost of attendance for international students, especially those with a record of extraordinary academic achievement. Early applicants get priority consideration.

  • Reference Letter

    One letter of recommendation is requested. Letters composed in English are preferred, but if necessary, we will accept letters written in other languages.

  • Essay

    Please compose a personal essay in English using at least 250 words. Please answer these questions in your essay:

    1. Why are you choosing SUNY Plattsburgh for your university study in the United States?
    2. Why are you choosing your particular major? What are your educational/career goals after graduation?
    3. Briefly describe your family and your home. How many siblings do you have? Who lives in your house?
    4. What do your parents do for a living?