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international admissions

printApplying to Stony Brook is as easy as 1, 2, 3!


  • Apply using the Common Application. It includes required member questions, an essay of at least 250 words, and an online Teacher/Counselor Evaluation. The fee is $50.


  • English Proficiency: An official score report for the TOEFL, SAT, or IELTS. Stony Brook's code is 2548. See requirements here.

  • Academic Records:

    • Freshman and Transfer Applicants: Official secondary school records.
    • Transfer Applicants: Official transcripts for each post-secondary institution attended. See transfer credit policies here.

All academic credentials must have an official seal, stamp or signature of a school or government official, and be submitted in the original language (if not in English, it must be accompanied by an exactly worded and certified translation).

All items must be sent to:

Stony Brook University
UG Processing - INTL
279 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204-2755

Include your name, date-of-birth, city and state on all materials sent to Stony Brook University. It is each applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application credentials are received.

financial credentials

  • International applicants must document their ability to meet educational and living expenses for one-year of study so that Stony Brook University can issue a Certificate of Visa Eligibility (I-20). Currently, students must show proof of $38,950 (as of January 2014; subject to change).

    In early October, applicants will receive login instructions for accessVIS, Stony Brook's portal for visa and immigration services. In accessVIS, you must upload scanned copies of the following documents:

    • Affidavit of Support Form pdf
    • Bank Letter or Statement for Each Source of Funds (submitted in English)
    • Letters of Employment Verifying Income (for each sponsor, submitted in English) 
    • Copy of Passport
    Specific requirements for each of these items can be found in accessVIS. Submit all required documents early in the admissions process to avoid delays in visa processing.


Already studying in the US?
The following items will be required in accessVIS:
    • F-1: photocopies of all Form I-20’s (pages 1 & 3 of SEVIS I-20’s; pages 3 & 4 pre-SEVIS I-20’s)
    • J-1: a photocopy of DS-2019
    • Photocopy of both sides of current Form I-94 (stapled in your passport upon arrival in the U.S.)
    • Photocopy of U.S. visa page with picture photo


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Freshman Applicants:

Spring 2015: November 1
Encouraged to apply by October 1 to allow sufficient time for I-20 processing.

Fall 2015: January 15
Send supporting documents by March 1

Transfer Applicants:

Spring 2015: November 1
Encouraged to apply by October 1 to allow sufficient time for I-20 processing.

Fall 2015: March 1


Related Links:

College Board
World Education Services
Printable Applications