Health Sciences Bulletin


Special Admissions

Deferred Admissions

An applicant who is unable to enroll for the term specified in the admission letter may be able to receive approval to defer the offer of admission until the following academic year according to each school’s policy. The applicant must submit a written request for a deferment of admission which will be reviewed by the appropriate academic program. A student who does not enroll within 12 months of the first day of classes of the term of the original offer of admission must submit a new application and a new application fee.


In addition to meeting the academic requirements for admission to a graduate or undergraduate program in the Health Sciences, international students are also expected to fulfill the following University and federal immigration and naturalization department regulations:

  1. It is necessary to provide financial documentation, which indicates that the applicant's sponsor(s) has sufficient funding to pay for all educational and personal expenses while in the United States. The amount considered as sufficient funding may vary from year to year. For details, visit

  2. Official transcripts and records must be submitted as documentation of academic work. If transcripts are in a foreign language a certified English translation is required in addition to the original documents. All transcripts from a foreign country must also be evaluated by a certified agency in the United States, such as World Education Services ( before starting the admission application process. Applicants to undergraduate programs must submit a course-by-course evaluation. Applicants to graduate programs may submit a document-by-document evaluation. Please note that the submission of official transcripts evaluated through the WES ICAP (International Credential Advantage Package) service is not required.
  1. The TOEFL iBT Speak or IELTS Speak test is required for admission. A minimum score of 90 is required for the TOEFL iBT Speak with a minimum score of 22 in each subsection and a minimum score of 7 for the IELTS Speak test with no subsection below a 6. The Educational Testing Service of the College Entrance Examination Board administers the TOEFL iBT Speak. They are given several times each year at centers in all major cities of the world. The examination must be taken prior to the date for which admission is sought. For further information, contact Educational Testing Services, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, 609-771-7100 or  Applicants may take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS Speak) tests instead of the TOEFL iBT Speak. Further information is available bycontacting the IELTS web site,

For further information international students should email the Health Sciences Office of Student Services at


The Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Respiratory Care programs offer four-year programs that enable students to declare a lower-division major in Clinical Laboratory Sciences or Respiratory Care in the freshman year. During the freshman and sophomore years, lower-division majors must fulfill the entrance requirements for their respective upper-division programs.


The Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree is designed to prepare students for entry in the clinical and non-clinical fields of healthcare. Students can eventually pursue a clinical degree if they determine it is an area they wish to pursue and relevant prerequisites are met. The curriculum requires students to receive a broad liberal arts education during their first three years. While many of the courses provide relevant education and information about healthcare, the intent is to graduate students who are both liberally educated and knowledgeable in health sciences. Students can be admitted as freshmen to the Bachelor of Science degree.


Stony Brook University offers an integrated eight-year program for students interested in attending medical school following their undergraduate degree. The Scholars for Medicine (SFM) track offers selected students in the Honors College, WISE Program or University Scholars Program an opportunity to complete a combined Bachelor’s/MD course of study while participating in pre-medical classes and activities. Students accepted into any of these tracks are reserved a seat in Stony Brook University’s School of Medicine upon graduation provided they complete all applicable program requirements.


Stony Brook University offers an integrated eight-year program for students interested in attending dental school following their undergraduate degree. The Scholars for Dental Medicine program (SFDM) offers selected students in the Honors College an opportunity to complete a combined Bachelor’s/DDS course of study while participating in pre-dental school classes and activities. Students accepted into the program are reserved a seat in Stony Brook University’s School of Dental Medicine upon graduation provided they complete all applicable program requirements.


The School of Nursing Scholars Program offers a select number of students early assurance of a seat in the nursing program upon successful completion of core requirements and foundation courses. During freshman and sophomore year, Nursing Scholars will participate in lower division nursing seminars and School of Nursing activities, and will develop relationships with faculty mentors and advisors. 


Non-matriculated study on a part-time basis is available in some schools of the Health Sciences for individuals who may not be interested in or ready to pursue a degree. Non-matriculated students cannot be graduated in this status; however, courses and grades earned may be applied, on a limited basis, toward a degree program should a student subsequently be admitted as a matriculated student. Tuition and fees are the same as those for matriculated students. However, these students are ineligible for most financial aid programs. For more information about non-degree study, please contact the appropriate school.


The School of Health Technology and Management offers full-time non-degree programs such as EMT-B, EMT-Paramedic, Phlebotomy, Medical Dosimetry, Anesthesia Technology, Radiation Therapy, Radiologic Technology, and others. Programs are subject to change depending on advances in healthcare and the prevailing needs of the profession. For information call (631) 444-2254.


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