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International - Nonimmigrant Students

Application Deadlines

All application forms should be received by the Office of Admissions on or before the following dates:

  • March 1st for all Summer Sessions (only for domestic transfers)
  • June 1st for the Fall Semester beginning in August
  • October 1st for the Spring Semester beginning in January

Student Immigration Status (F-1)

The Form I-20 (application for F-1 student immigration status) CANNOT be sent to you until you are officially accepted as a matriculated (degree-seeking) student at SUNY Orange. All admissions paperwork must be submitted and all requirements met (see items 1-7 below) BEFORE the deadlines above. International students must be enrolled as full-time students (12 or more credit hours) each semester to maintain F-1 status.

1. Submit Application

  • Submit online application below
  • Submit all necessary
    forms/requirements as outlined below

 Apply Now (Online Application)

2. Submit Secondary (High) School Transcripts

Students must have the equivalent of a U.S. High School Diploma to be accepted to SUNY Orange.

Students who attended high school outside of the United States must submit a credential evaluation of their transcript. Evaluations must be completed by a member of the National Associate of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A full list of NACES members can be found here

 *Please note that there may be an evaluation fee.

3. Submit University or Post-Secondary Transcripts

Students who attended college outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of their transcript. Evaluations must be completed by a member of the National Associate of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A full list of NACES members can be found here

*Please note that there may be an evaluation fee.

If you are currently in the United States studying on a student visa (F-1), and wish to transfer to SUNY Orange, you must also submit the Transfer Student Form.

4. TOEFL Exam

Each application to SUNY Orange must present positive evidence of proficiency in the English language. If your native language is not English, you must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)*. One of the following minimum scores is required:

  • The Internet-Based TOEFL (IBT) - 73

  • The Computer-Based TOEFL (CBT) - 200

  • The Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT) - 533

*The score reports must be mailed directly from the testing service.

5. Submit Forms

Downlaod and complete the following forms in English as instructed (These forms will download off the www.suny.edu website):

  1. SUNY English Proficiency Report
  2. SUNY Financial Statement

The Financial Statement form must be notarized/certified. You must show evidence of sufficient financial support (at least $23,181 U.S. dollars) for one academic year. Please be aware that the same amount will be needed for the second year of study (See Estimated College Costs form below). Remember to attach all required verification on the statement form.

It is highly recommended that you retain a notarized/certified copy of the completed SUNY Financial Statement to present to the USCIS Official at the U.S. Embassy along with your student visa application. Check with the U.S. Embassy for information on the required SEVIS fee.

All tuition and fees must be paid in full at the time of registration, which is done in-person. You may choose to download the SUNY Orange Estimated Costs for International Students.

International Students are subject to the non-New York State resident tuition rate. See section on Tuition, Fees, and Other Expenses for more information. F-1 students are not eligible for financial aid.

6. Immunization Requirements

All full-time students must comply with New York State Public Health Law Section 2165 which requires all students born on, or after January 1, 1957 to demonstrate proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella. More information about the immunization requirement is available here

7. Placement Testing

All accepted students to SUNY Orange are subject to placement requirements for math and English. More information about placement testing or to complete the math placement questionnaire is available here

Semester Information

Fall Semester: August-December
Spring Semester: January-May
Summer Semester: May-August

Housing Information

SUNY Orange does not have dormitories or any other approved housing. Students who choose to live in the Middletown area will have to assume the responsibility of finding their own accommodations and making rental arrangements. If you plan to look for housing in the area, we strongly recommend that you begin your search 4-6 weeks in advance of your starting semester.

Students with Tourist Visas (B-1, B-2)

U.S. Immigration Law states that anyone who arrived in the United States on a Tourist Visa on or after April 12, 2002 are not permitted to enroll for a full course of study.

**For additional information regarding international admission, please contact Maynard Schmidt, Director of Admissions & Recruitment, at maynard.schmidt@sunyorange.edu.**