Students who are required to apply for student visas at the US Embassy/Consulate in their home country must apply before the deadline. Applications received after the deadline will be considered the following semester.
Students who are already in the U S. may continue to apply after the deadline dates.
F-1 international students must submit an Albany State University Application and an International Application.
Complete both application forms and email to the Office of International Education contact information at the bottom of this page.
Send a non-refundable application fee of $20.00 (U.S.), made payable to the Albany State University, with the applications for admission. ($25 if applying online) The application fee can be paid by credit card, by an electronic check drawn on a U.S. bank, or with a bank draft or money order, payable in U.S. dollars to Albany State University. Applications will not be processed without the application fee.
Request official copies high school, secondary school, and post-secondary school records to be
sent directly to the Office of International Education. Any non-American style transcript needs to be
translated into English and evaluated by a credential evaluation service such as Josef Silny &
Associates or WES. In lieu of high school graduation, a GED with satisfactory scores is acceptable.
Professional Academic Credential Evaluation Agencies website:
TOEFL Exam- Students whose first language is not English or who have not studied exclusively
in English, will need to send official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL),
with a minimum score of 480 on the written test, 1 57 on the computer-based test, or 54 on the
internet-based test must be sent to the Office of International Education. Students may submit satisfactory
SAT or ACT test results [minimum 330 critical reading (12 English ACT) and 310 math (14 math
ACT)] in lieu of the TOEFL. Cambridge English Test is also acceptable.
Students who completed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in lieu of
the TOEFL may submit their IELTS scores. The minimum IELTS score is Band 5.
TOEFL Exemptions: Countries & Territories considered primarily English speaking: Anguilla,
Antigua, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except
Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland , Jamaica, New Zealand , Nevis
& St. Kitts, South Africa, St. Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, United Kingdom (
England , Scotland, Northern Ireland & Wales), & the United States., OR if you have had college
level English with grade of “C” or higher that transferred in from an accredited U .S. postsecondary
Send health care provider-validated immunization record (with certified English translation if
necessary) to the Office of International Admissions. Students will need the following
immunizations proven: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella 1&2, Tetanus & Diphtheria, Varicella (if
born after 1980), and Hepatitis B (if under 18 years old). A negative TB Test must also be
International students must provide documentation that they have sufficient resources to cover
tuition, room and board health insurance and other living expenses before receiving an I-20. Send
an OFFICIAL letter from the bank stating a dollar amount of readily available deposits, in U.S.
currency, to the Office of International Education
If the bank statement is not in the student’s name, a financial support affidavit must be provided
and signed by the sponsor along with the sponsors contact information. The cost of attendance for
2017 – 2018 (Fall & Spring) is $22.000 for 2 years programs; $28.000 for 4-year programs and
For out of country F-1 students – Upon entry into the U.S., bring your I-20, passport with student
visa, and 1-94 card to Office of International Education for copying.
For F-1 students transferring from another college or university in the U.S. – Send I-20 from your
current school, passport with student visa, and I-94 card front and back, and completed Transfer
Clearance Form from current school to the Office of International Education.
Non-immigrant visa holders – a notarized copy of the front and back of your 1-94, your passport
bio page, and your visa.
Permanent Residents – a notarized copy of your Permanent Resident card (green card).
Applicants for Permanent Residency – notarized photocopies of your passport bio page, and any
two of the following documents:
Any notices of action from the INS (less than 6 months old)
A letter from the lawyer (if applicable) who filed your application for permanent residency.
The letter should state the current status of your application
Asylees and Refugees – notarized photocopies of your passport bio page, your I-94 and/or passport
stamp authorizing asylum or refugee status, your passport bio page, your EAD card (if available),
and any other documents you may have received from the USCIS
Admin Staff Office Hours for Office of International Education
Admin Staff Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact Information for Office of International Education