Academic Catalog

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 support, orientation to the United States, immigration and visa assistance, and other support services. For more information, please visit the Office of International Programs website.

The Physician Assistant Studies, M.S. program is only able to consider for admission students who are United States citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States. Applicants must provide a copy of their permanent resident card ("green card") prior to admissions. Permanent residency status of "pending" is not eligible for admission.

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), 54 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), 105 on Duolingo English Test 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.

International Transcripts

Applicants who attended a college or university outside of the United States are required to submit official transcripts issued by the college or university in the original language. A certified English translation must accompany the transcript if the original language is not English. Applicants may also be asked to submit a course-by-course credential evaluation from a NACES member agency. For more information, visit the NACES website.

Application Deadlines

All application materials for international students must be received by the individual program deadlines.