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International Students

International Students

Alfred State welcomes applications for admission from international students and is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

In addition to the admission application ( or, international students must also submit official academic and financial records. For students whose native language is not English, and whose medium of education was not English, evidence of English proficiency must be shown by taking one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam
  • Duolingo English test
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) examination 
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

All application materials must be submitted well in advance of the intended first semester at Alfred State.

Students who have completed college/university-level course work and would like to have their courses evaluated for possible transfer credit must submit to Alfred State an official college transcript and course descriptions (written in English) for courses to be evaluated. In addition, students must also provide a course-by-course credential evaluation completed by an approved credential evaluation service. The information available from World Education Service (WES), located at, provides information on the service we feel best meets the needs of the applicant and Alfred State. However, we will accept a course-by-course credential evaluation from an approved member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) []. Please note that course descriptions and the course-by-course evaluation are not necessary if an articulation agreement exists between your previous college/university and Alfred State.