International Adult Learner Admissions (B)

The degrees offered through the School of Professional and Graduate Studies are designed for adults who have completed postsecondary education and training and have acquired, through experience, the skills and knowledge appropriate to the degree.

If you have any questions, email Kevyn Piascik at, coordinator of international student services or call at 718.940.5830.

To facilitate the International Student Admission Process, we have listed the steps you should follow:

Step One
Complete, sign and date the undergraduate/transfer application. Attach a check or money order of $25 for the nonrefundable application fee.

Step Two
Provide evidence of completion of another educational program for which the high school diploma or its equivalent was required. This may include post-secondary education (university or higher educational institution), nursing diploma or professional license, etc.

Applicants submitting transcripts from foreign educational institutions are required to obtain a course-by-course evaluation from World Education Services (WES). Applicants deal directly with WES and are responsible for following the procedures of the service and payment of all fees charged for that service. For more information, please visit World Education Services.

Step Three
Complete the application for Form I-20. Attach supporting documents that prove the financial ability of yourself and/or your sponsor(s).

Step Four
Develop a professional résumé.

Step Five
If English is not your native language:

  • take the TOEFL test and receive a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79-80 Internet base total (for more information about the test see the official website for the Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • take IELTS exam and obtain a score of minimum 6 (for more information about the International English Language System, please visit

St. Joseph's College also offers ACES English Workshop for qualified students who may need additional assistance with English.

Step Six

After you have been accepted for admission to the College and we have received the appropriate financial documentation, you will have an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant Student Status) issued.

To apply for an F-1 student visa, which will allow you to enter the United States, you will need to submit Form I-20; a valid passport; a letter of acceptance from St. Joseph's College; evidence of financial support; evidence of English ability sufficient for course of study; evidence of intent to depart the U.S. after completion of studies; Form DS-156, Form DS-157 (if applicable); Form DS-158; a photograph; a Machine Readable Visa (MRV) surcharge fee; a visa reciprocity fee (if applicable, add a SEVIS fee) to the U.S. Consular Office in your home country. More information on applying for a non-immigrant visa may be found on the U.S. Department of State website.

If you wish to transfer to the College from another institution of higher education in the United States, contact Kevyn Piascik by email or at 718.940.5830.

Step Seven
All students accepted to the College who were born on or after January 1, 1957 are required to submit a proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella to register for classes. Download the Measles, Mumps and Rubella Immunization Record form. You must take this form to your doctor or health care provider who should complete and sign it. In addition, please read and complete the Meningitis Information Response Form.

Application Deadlines
The application deadline for international students is May 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.

For more information about available housing options, please see the Student Housing section of our website.

Necessary Documentation

  • application for admission

  • official transcripts (if any) from U.S. institutions

  • official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions

  • foreign credit evaluation from World Education Services

  • TOEFL Scores

  • application for Form I-20 along with financial documentation

  • résumé

  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella Immunization record

  • Meningitis Information Response form

All documentation should be mailed to:

William Vallar
St. Joseph's College
School of Professional and Graduate Studies
245 Clinton Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

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