Fredonia Welcomes International Students

International Graduate Applicant Information

At Fredonia, we value the diversity and cultural exchange that is created by our global community of scholars. We offer challenging academic work and an all-American campus experience. 

English Proficiency

Fredonia welcomes applicants of all proficiency levels. English language instruction is available through our on-campus partner, EC English

Full admission to a degree program requires proof of proficiency at the following levels:

  • TOEFL: 79 (iBT)
  • IELTS: 6.5

Our school code for reporting the TOEFL and IELTS scores electronically is 2539

We offer conditional admission to academically qualified applicants who either cannot yet meet the minimum English proficiency standard or do not wish to take an English proficiency exam. Conditional admission will be based on your attendance and performance at EC English. 


Transcripts must be provided in English. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to the application for review purposes. The State University of New York at Fredonia reserves the right to require a document evaluation (any provider on this list) if there are questions about grades, coursework, or other academic matters.

Recommendation Letters 

Recommendation letters are an important aspect of the graduate school application for Fredonia. The information provided in recommendation letters is used as evidence of your overall potential to succeed as a graduate student. 

You must identify your recommendation providers on the online application. Recommendation providers may complete their recommendations online or may send the recommendation letter (with the required offline recommendation form) to the Graduate Studies office.

International Applicant Forms

The consent form is required when an applicant wishes to have another person inquire about their application status and convey information to the applicant. 

  • Consent Form (FERPA)
    This form must be filed in the Grad Studies Office if you want information about your application to be released to another person.
  • FSA 4 Financial Statement 
    All international applicants must submit evidence of full financial support for all expenses at Fredonia as a condition of being issued immigration documents for F-1 or J-1 status (i.e., the Certificate of Eligibility, form I-20AB or IAP-66). Applicants must submit the FSA-4 form signed by both the applicant and the applicant's financial sponsor and an original bank statement verifying the available funds. Both of these documents must be originals with original signatures and seals.

Costs for one academic year:

Tuition costs are estimated at: $16,500
Living costs are estimated at: $15,500

Total: $32,000

If you have dependents, you need to show the following additional funds:

Spouse: $4,000
Child: $2,000


Graduate Studies Office

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