Official Transcripts

International students should be prepared to submit a translation and evaluation of their transcript, if requested by The Office of Graduate & Extended Learning. We accept translations and evaluations by members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org ) such as the World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. Indian applicants are required to submit individual mark sheets of their academic course work.  We do not accept consolidated reports.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Prospective international students for whom English is not the native language, and any applicant whose undergraduate degree is from a country where English is not the main language of instruction are required to demonstrate English Language Proficiency. Review the chart below for methods of demonstrating language proficiency. NOTE: Individual departments may require a score higher than the minimum acceptable score, so students should consult their departments.

Demonstrating Language Proficiency

Satisfactory Demonstration of Language Proficiency English Language Deficient
Demonstration of English Proficiency may be demonstrated by providing evidence of meeting one of these criteria: In the event that you cannot demonstrate English Language Proficiency and you are offered admission, you will be required to sit for a placement exam upon arrival at SUNY New Paltz. The exam may include:
  • An official score of 80* on the TOEFL iBT, 85 for MA English, or an 90 if your major is Second Language Education (TESOL). *Computer Science and Engineering applicants must provide a minimum of 74 on the iBT.
  • A test of grammar, reading and listening comprehension,
  • An official score of a 6.5* on the IELTS, or a 7.0 if your major is Second Language Education (TESOL). * Computer Science and Engineering applicants must provide a minimum score of 6.0
  • a writing sample.
  • An official score of 53* on the PTE Academic, 57 for MA English applicants, or 61 for Second Language Education (TESOL) applicants. *Computer Science and Engineering applicants must provide a minimum score of 50 on the PTE.
Based upon your performance on the exam, you may be required to register for additional English language instruction. All students must demonstrate the required level of English proficiency before being allowed to begin graduate coursework.
  • A passing score on a proficiency test upon arrival on campus. (Only given to students who have been offered Conditional Admission.)
If you need additional information, please contact Haggerty English Language Program at (845) 257-3595
  • A Certificate of English Language Proficiency from the Haggerty English Language Program at SUNY New Paltz.
  • Official transcripts indicating a college degree from a U.S. institution. If the degree was earned more than three years prior to submission of a graduate application, then the student must provide acceptable TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores.

Contact the Center for International Programs via e-mail (international@newpaltz.edu ) for information financial documentation, the I-20 process, international student orientation, housing, advisement and registration.