How to Apply as an International Applicant
Step 2: Send Your Academic Credentials
Be sure to include your full name, date of birth, and home address on all correspondence. It is each applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application credentials are received.
- Submit your English Proficiency via an official score report for the TOEFL, SAT, ACT, IELTS, or PTE Academic.
- SAT and TOEFL Code: 2548, ACT Code: 2952
- View eligibility requirements.
- Submit your Academic Records.
- Freshman Applicants: Official secondary school records.
- Transfer Applicants: Official secondary school records and Official transcripts for each post-secondary institution attended. See transfer credit policies.
All transcripts must be sent directly from your high school or college, submitted in the original language (if not in English, they must be accompanied by an exactly worded and certified translation). Notarized copies of original documents will also be accepted, and your counselors may upload official transcripts electronically through your application system.
Step 3: Submit Your Financial Documentation
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). Shortly after applying, you 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:
- Bank Letter or Statement for Each Source of Funds (submitted in English)
- Copy of Passport
- View an AccessVIS tutorial
|Entry Term||Priority Deadline||Supporting Documents||Notification Schedule|
|Fall 2020 Freshmen||January 15 - Extended||January 15 - Extended||By April 1|
|Fall 2020 Transfers||March 1||March 1||Rolling|
|Spring 2020||November 1||November 1||Rolling|
*Encouraged to apply by October 1 to allow sufficient time for I-20 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
The State University of New York (SUNY) policy prohibits Stony Brook admission applications from inquiring into an applicant's prior criminal history. After acceptance, the College shall inquire if the student previously has been convicted of a felony if such individual seeks campus housing or participation in clinical or field experiences, internships or study abroad programs. The information required to be disclosed under SUNY policy regarding such felony convictions shall be reviewed by a standing campus committee consistent with the legal standards articulated in New York State Corrections Law. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the dean's office of their intended academic program.