Special Information for International Applicants
Ithaca College encourages international students to apply and values the cultural diversity they bring to the campus community. The Office of International Programs provides cultural adjustment counseling, orientation to the United States, immigration assistance, and other support services.
See Office of International Programs
Proof of English Proficiency
All applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit official results of a test of English proficiency. The recommended minimum score is 80 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), and 6.0 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing). Applicants who have earned a bachelors degree at a college or university where English is the language of instruction may be exempt from the English proficiency exam requirement.
Documents and Credentials
Before an international student may enroll at Ithaca College, his or her visa eligibility and financial status must be reviewed by the Office of International Programs and the Office of Admission. A financial statement and supporting documentation must be received by the admission office at least eight weeks before the semester for which the applicant is seeking admission. These documents must show that all educational expenses for the duration of the student's stay in the United States -- including tuition, room, board, books, and international travel -- can be fully met by the student, his or her family and/or sponsor, and other sources of financial assistance. An I-20 form, which is required for the application for a student visa, is issued to candidates who have been offered admission, who have submitted their enrollment confirmation and advance deposit, and who have provided the requisite financial documentation.
All application materials for international students must be received by the individual program deadlines.