International Undergraduate Student Admissions (L.I.)

If you have any questions, email Kim Fair or call 631.687.4533.

Step One
Take the SAT or TOEFL exam and receive a minimum score of 1000 (SAT) or 550 (paper-based TOEFL) or 213 (computer-based TOEFL). St. Joseph's College requires an official copy of your SAT or TOEFL score. St. Joseph's College institutional code is 2841.

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

Step Three
Request official transcripts from all educational institutions attended to be sent in a sealed envelope to St. Joseph's College.

Freshmen should have their official high school transcripts sent directly to St. Joseph's College. Transfer students should have their official transcripts from high school and all postsecondary schools sent directly to St. Joseph's College. They should also 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 appropriate charges for that service. For more information, please visit the WES website.

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

Step Five
After you are accepted for admission and the College has received your appropriate financial documentation, St. Joseph's will issue a Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant Student Status).

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, please e-mail Kim Fair or call 631.687.4533.

Step Six
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. You will have to take this form to your doctor or health provider who should complete and sign it. In addition, you will need to complete the Meningitis Information Response form.

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

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

Necessary documentation


  • undergraduate/transfer application

  • official transcripts from secondary school

  • official copy of your SAT I or TOEFL scores

  • teacher evaluation/recommendation

  • personal essay

  • $25 application fee

  • application for a Form I-20 along with financial documents

Transfer Students

  • undergraduate/transfer application

  • official transcripts from secondary school

  • official transcripts from all postsecondary schools

  • foreign credit evaluation from World Education Services

  • official copy of your SAT I or TOEFL scores

  • $25 application fee

  • application for an I-20 along with financial documents

All documentation should be mailed to:

Kim Fair
Office of Admissions
School of Arts and Sciences
155 West Roe Blvd.
Patchogue, New York, 11772

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