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International Admissions

Information for International Students applying for admission to Utica College.

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International study at Utica College

Utica College is a small private university with a very personal approach to learning. With a student to faculty ratio of 11:1, students receive a high level of attention from professors. We focus on experiential learning, offering our students a broad variety of real-world learning opportunities such as internships, collaborative research with faculty, clinical experiences, and community service.

How To Apply

Applying for admission to Utica College as an international student is easy. Just visit our admissions site and apply as a Freshman, Transfer, or Graduate student. Below are detailed admissions requirements for international applicants.

Admissions Details:

What we need from you:

  • A completed online application and personal statement
  • After completing the online portion of your application, please send the following documents to admiss@utica.edu:
     
    1. Official transcripts (mark sheets) of all secondary and post secondary academic work along with an explanation of the grading system (in English)
    2. Tests of English language proficiency, if English is not your first language. Utica College requires one of the following:
       
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 written, 213 computer-based, 79-80 internet-based;
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0; or
      • Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 60
         
    3. One letter of recommendation
    4. Offical examination results for school finishing or leaving examinations
    5. Copy of Passport
       
  • SAT (I or II) or ACT scores are not required for undergraduate applicants except for the following majors: Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy
  • Although a decision on your application can be made without financial documents, Utica College cannot issue you immigration documents necessary to obtain your visa until we receive the following completed documents from you:
     

Financial assistance:

Limited financial assistance is available for non-U.S. citizens.

  • Financial awards are granted on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and do not require a separate application. 
  • Private loans are available to students with either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident as a co-signer.
  • Limited student worker positions are also available on campus.

Transfer credit:

Students who have taken AP examinations or have completed the International Baccalaureate (IB), German Abitur, French Baccalaureate, or Swiss Maurita may be eligible for college credit and advanced standing.

Please note: Utica College will not provide evaluation of international transfer credits prior to acceptance of your application.

When to apply:

Utica College is on a rolling admissions system, meaning that we do not have an application deadline. However, we encourage all students to apply as soon as possible, as space is limited.

Since many programs will be fully enrolled by March, you are encouraged to apply by January 15. However:

  • Apply no later than December 15 if you plan to start in the January term.
  • Apply by February 1 to be considered for our nursing program.
  • Early Decision applicants: application deadline is November 1
  • Early Action applicants: application deadline is November 15

Tuition and Costs

For detailed costs of attendance for undergraduate students at Utica College, see our Tuition and Costs page
 

What we need from you:

  • A completed online application and personal statement
  • After completing the online portion of your application, please send the following documents to jrowe@utica.edu:
     
    1. Official transcripts (mark sheets) of all secondary and post secondary academic work along with an explanation of the grading system (in English)
    2. Tests of English language proficiency, if English is not your first language. Utica College requires one of the following:
       
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 written, 213 computer-based, 79-80 internet-based;
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0; or
      • Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 60
         
    3. Two letters of recommendation
    4. Offical examination results for school finishing or leaving examinations
    5. Copy of Passport
       
  • GRE/GMAT scores are not required for graduate applicants
  • Although a decision on your application can be made without financial documents, Utica College cannot issue you immigration documents necessary to obtain your visa until we receive the following completed documents from you:
     

When to apply:

Utica College is on a rolling admissions system, meaning that we do not have an applicaton deadline. However, we encourage all students to apply as soon as possible, as space is limited.

Tuition and Costs

For detailed costs of attendance for graduate students at Utica College, see our Tuition and Costs page

What we need from you:

  • A completed online application and personal statement
  • After completing the online portion of your application, please send the following documents to admiss@utica.edu:
     
    1. Official transcripts (mark sheets) of all secondary and post secondary academic work along with an explanation of the grading system (in English)
    2. Tests of English language proficiency, if English is not your first language. Utica College requires one of the following:
       
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 written, 213 computer-based, 79-80 internet-based;
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0; or
      • Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 60
         
    3. One letter of recommendation
    4. Offical examination results for school finishing or leaving examinations
    5. Copy of Passport
       
  • Utica College cannot issue you immigration documents necessary to obtain your visa until we receive the following completed documents from you:
     

We suggest that these documents be submitted with your completed application for admissions for faster processing.

Financial Assistance

  • Limited financial assistance is available for non-U.S. citizens.
  • Private loans are available to students with either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident as a co-signer.


Please note: Utica College will not provide evaluation of international transfer credits prior to acceptance of your application.

Credit Evaluations

All new applicants are required to provide a course-by-course evaluation of all foreign credentials from one of the external evaluating agencies listed below. Foreign credentials refer to transcripts from educational institutions outside the United States. When ordering your foreign credential evaluation, please be sure that your grade point average (GPA) is calculated and included in your agency evaluation.

Applicants are required to use the following NACES-approved agency:

When to apply:

Utica College is on a rolling admissions system, meaning that we do not have an applicaton deadline. However, we encourage all students to apply as soon as possible, as space is limited.

Tuition and Costs

For detailed costs of attendance for graduate students at Utica College, see our Tuition and Costs page

International Students are also billed separately for international health insurance with a wide range of coverage. This is not optional and more information can be found on our International Student Services site.

Visa Requirements for Incoming International Students

Students who are non-permanent residents of the U.S. are required by Homeland Security to obtain a visa, a process that involves several steps. If you are offered admission, you must complete each step prior to enrolling in your program of study. Upon admission The Office of International Education will process your Certificate of Eligibility for an F-1 visa, Form I-20, and send it to you by courier along with information about the process of obtaining a visa. Please note: Students should not enter the United States as a “tourist” during the time of their program because B-1/B-2 (WB/WT) tourist status does not authorize study.

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