Application Checklist

  • Fredonia Graduate Students at graduation

 Department Requirements | International Student Requirements | Deadlines

Basic Requirements

Cumulative GPA: 3.0

  • May be offered conditional admission for lower GPA

Online application



$75 application fee

Statement of Intent

  • Minimum: 1 page (no maximum)
  • Topic: Educational & professional strengths & goals
  • Address to: Admissions committee


  • Unofficial transcripts accepted for review 
  • Upload to application
  • Institution name should appear on document
Two recommendation letters
  • Online (preferred): see application for details
  • Offline: both letter and form are required

Graduate Studies Office
E230A Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063

Department Requirements by Program

    Must obtain approval from a thesis advisor (thesis track)

Education (all)
   GRE Scores: May be admitted conditionally if taken within first semester
   New York State teaching certification: Must submit within first semester
   DASA training: Must submit within first semester

    Writing Sample
An eight-to-20 page research essay should demonstrate the applicant's interpretive, critical and writing skills. The paper must include a works cited page evidencing knowledge of proper citation format (MLA, Chicago, APA)

Music Performance, Theory/Composition, Music Ed. Recital Track

Speech-Language Pathology
    GRE scores
    See this link for detailed information about the application process

    English Essay

A graduate-level 800-1,200 word short essay in English which addresses the following question: "Describe your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in TESOL and support your rationale with specific information pertinent to your desired degree."

    LOTE Essay

Native Speakers of English: A satisfactory intermediate-level 800-1,200 word short essay in a language other than English (LOTE). Candidates may be accepted conditionally into the TESOL program without the LOTE essay. Matriculation into the TESOL program is contingent upon the satisfactory evaluation of this essay.

Non-native Speakers of English: A graduate level 800-1,200 word short essay in the candidate's language. This can be any academic paper (e.g., a paper from course).

    Additional Requirements for Non-Native Speakers of English

International Requirements

Click here for international application requirements.

Graduate Studies Office

E230A Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3808
(716) 673-3712 fax