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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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:
Complete, sign and date the undergraduate/transfer application. Attach a check or money order of $25 for the nonrefundable application fee.
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.
Complete the application for Form I-20. Attach supporting documents that prove the financial ability of yourself and/or your sponsor(s).
Develop a professional résumé.
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 http://www.ielts.org)
St. Joseph's College also offers ACES English Workshop for qualified students who may need additional assistance with English.
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.
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.
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.
application for admission
official transcripts (if any) from U.S. institutions
official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions
foreign credit evaluation from World Education Services
application for Form I-20 along with financial documentation
Measles, Mumps and Rubella Immunization record
Meningitis Information Response form
All documentation should be mailed to:
St. Joseph's College
School of Professional and Graduate Studies
245 Clinton Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205