International Students

SUNY Adirondack is a great place for international students to earn an education in the United States. Our campus is surrounded by incomparable natural beauty, with major U.S. cities like New York City and Boston within a four-hour drive. 

We offer one of the lowest tuition rates in the region, so while we can’t offer financial aid to international students, we strive to make higher education as affordable as possible. With more than 30 degree programs, your great future can start right here at SUNY Adirondack. Before applying, please read the information below. Please note: Depending on which application you choose (SUNY Adirondack application or SUNY application), there are slight variations in the documents you need to submit to our College Access Office. A detailed cost breakdown is also listed below. If you have any questions, please feel free to email admission@sunyacc.edu or call 518-743-2264. The College Access Office is here to help you succeed!

Follow the below steps to navigate the international student application process:

Step 1: Apply 

There are two ways to apply. We outlined the options for you below. Please submit only one application. For example, if you submit a SUNY application, you do not need to submit a SUNY Adirondack application.

Option 1: Apply through the SUNY Adirondack application (it's FREE to apply!). After submitting your application, you must email the following documents to the College Access Office:

OR

Option 2: You can also complete the SUNY Application (there is a $50 application fee through the SUNY website). After submitting your application, you must email the following documents to the College Access Office:

Regardless of which way you apply, you must then complete the following steps:
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Step 2: English proficiency

Complete and submit either a TOEFL exam (internet-based score of 61 or higher required); IELTS exam (overall band score of 5.5 or higher); or Duolingo English Test (overall score of 90 or above) to the College Access Office. In addition, students must submit English proficiency exam results per the following table: http://catalog.sunyacc.edu/admissions/international

  • Please note: Students who are citizens of a country where English is the native language do not have to submit IELTS or TOEFL scores (please reach out to the College Access Office for further details).

Step 3: High school transcript

Students must submit an official high school transcript that is translated into English and displays a clear date of completion.

  • The College Access Office reserves the right to request a student complete an official document-by-document evaluation of their high school transcript from WES if the previous conditions are not met. 

Step 4: Transfer credit

If you are looking for consideration of transfer credit, request an official evaluation of your college-level classes from WES

  • This should be a course-by-course evaluation for your college-level courses or transcript.

The deadline to apply as an international student is Dec. 15 for spring entry and July 15 for fall entry. To expedite the admissions review process, documents may be emailed to the College Access Office at admission@sunyacc.edu

Documents may also be mailed to the following address:

SUNY Adirondack College Access Office
640 Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804, United States of America

Please note: All official documents must be on file in the College Access Office by the application deadline to issue an I-20.

Please contact us at admission@sunyacc.edu or 518-743-2264.

International Student Financials

Financial assistance is not available to international students. Students from outside the United States should expect the following costs per year*:

Tuition………………………………

$

 7,632

Non-New York State Resident Annual Capital Charge …………..

$

300

Fees………………………………..

$

1,078 

Room & Board…………………….

$

 $12,760

Books ……………………………...

$

1,800

Health Insurance………………….

$

1,792.28

Total………………………………..

$

 $25,362

*subject to change