International Adult Program Admissions - Long Island Campus

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 Coordinator of International Student Services Kevyn Piascik at or call 718.940.5830.

To facilitate the international student admissions 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 postsecondary 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 WES.

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 a 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 minimum score of 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 your appropriate financial documents, you will have a Form 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 a 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, please contact Admissions Counselor Titus Stewart at or call him 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 St. Joseph's website.

Necessary Documentation

  1. application for admission

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

  3. official transcripts from all post secondary institutions

  4. foreign credit evaluation from World Education Services

  5. TOEFL scores

  6. application for Form I-20 along with financial documents

  7. résumé

  8. Measles, Mumps and Rubella Immunization record

  9. Meningitis Information Response form

All documentation should be mailed to:

Lucille Curley
St. Joseph's College
School of Professional and Graduate Studies
155 West Roe Boulevard
Patchogue, NY 11772

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