FAQs - International Students

What is The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute's mailing address?

SUNY Polytechnic Institute
100 Seymour Road
Utica, NY 13502
U.S.A.


How much is the tuition and fees per semester for undergraduate students?

Please visit our tuition and fees website for more information.


How much is the tuition and fees per semester for graduate students?

It is $11,746.50 per semester. This does not include your room and board, books and supplies, international health insurance and personal expenses.

Please visit our tuition and fees website for more information.


What is the minimum required English proficiency test score for studying undergraduate degree at SUNY Polytechnic Institute?

International students completed their high school/secondary school from outside the U.S. must submit one of the following test scores:

High School Grade

TOEFL

IELTS

PTE

iTEP

85% and above

79 and above

(ETS School Code: 2896)

6.0 and above 60 and above 4.4 and above

Exemption from the English Proficiency Test if they:

  • Have graduated from a U.S. accredited high school or English is the native language
  • Are transferring or hold a degree from an U.S. accredited university or college
  • Speak English as their native language. This exemption refers to students from Australia, the Bahamas, Belize, the British Isles, England, New Zealand, English-speaking Canadian provinces, the Fiji Islands, Jamaica, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Ghana, Gambia, Liberia, the Virgin Islands, the West Indies, Trinidad, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Nigeria, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, Holland, France, Germany, Sweden, and Norway

Mandatory for applicants who are exempt from the English proficiency test:

  • Applicants must submit SAT score (College Board School Code: 0755) of 1100 or better when combining the critical reading and math sections or ACT (ACT Code: 2953) of 24 or better in composite score

Mandatory for applicants who speak English as their second language:

  • Applicants must submit either TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or iTEP

What is the minimum required English proficiency test score for studying graduate degree at SUNY Polytechnic Institute?

International students completed their high school/secondary school from outside the U.S. must submit one of the following test scores:

College Grade

TOEFL

IELTS

85% and above

79 and above
(ETS School Code: 2896)

6.5 and above

Exemption from the English Proficiency Test if they:

  • Have graduated from a U.S. accredited high school or English is the native language.
  • Are transferring or hold a degree from an U.S. accredited university or college.
  • Speak English as their native language. This exemption refers to students from Australia, the Bahamas, Belize, the British Isles, England, New Zealand, English-speaking Canadian provinces, the Fiji Islands, Jamaica, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Ghana, Gambia, Liberia, the Virgin Islands, the West Indies, Trinidad, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Nigeria, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, Holland, France, Germany, Sweden, and Norway.
  • GRE is mandatory for applying to M.S. in Computer Information Science, Network and Computer Security and Telecommunications.  Minimum GRE of at least 153 and above (on quantitative section) AND at least 140 and above (on Verbal Reasoning) must be achieved.

Can I check my application status online?

Unfortunately you can't check your status online at this time.
Please contact international@sunypoly.edu to check on your application status.


What documents do I need to apply for my student F-1 visa?

Please visit the Department of State's website for the most up-to-date information.


Can I fax my documents to you?

Yes, but you must also submit the originals by mail with the exception of financial documentation.

International Undergraduate & Graduate Admissions Fax Number: (315) 792-7221


When will SUNY Polytechnic Institute send me my I-20 form?

Graduate students
We will begin to review your application for Spring semester in early October and for Fall semester in early May. Acceptance packet will be shipped out by FedEx immediately after the acceptance.

Undergraduate students
We will begin to review your application soon after we receive all required documents.


How much money will I need each year to study at SUNY Polytechnic Institute?

Payment for the semester is due at the time of registration. For information about current costs, please visit our undergraduate tuition & fees and graduate tuition & fees page.  Please be sure to have your funds available in U.S. dollars prior to arriving on campus.


Are international students eligible for Financial Aid?

No.  Only American students, refugees, or students with permanent residence status are eligible for financial aid.


Are international students eligible for scholarships?

First-Year Merit Scholarships and Graduate Assistantship are available to qualifying students based on first-come first-served basis.

For graduate students only
To apply, submit the completed Assistantship Application form with the application for graduate admission. Since assistantships are limited, applicants MUST still show financial documentation for the academic year.  Students receiving assistantships will be required to work in their academic department while being paid a small stipend. This is NOT a scholarship. There is no scholarship available.


How long does it take to complete a program at SUNY Polytechnic Institute?

Undergraduate Degree
For an undergraduate degree, students who enter with no prior University coursework and carry a full course load of 16 or more credits per semester can usually finish in four years.  For an undergraduate transfer student, time to completion will depend upon transfer credits applied towards the student's degree program.

Graduate Degree
For a graduate degree, students must complete approximately 33 credit hours (usually 3 semesters or approximately 18 months.) If "Bridge" or "Foundation" coursework is required, the program may take longer to complete.  Visit the following link for a listing of our graduate programs. 


After I finish my SUNY Polytechnic Institute undergraduate degree, can I apply to the graduate program at your school?

Yes. Contact the Office of International Admissions during your last semester of undergraduate study for information.


What are the requirements for admissions consideration into a Master's program at SUNY Polytechnic Institute?

Generally, you must have completed a four-year degree and have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 by United States standards. Other admission requirements vary by program. For requirements by program, visit Admission Requirements for further information.


Are on campus jobs available to international students?

Yes, on campus jobs are available to international students. However, on campus jobs are very competitive because jobs are limited. It is not advisable to rely on an on campus job to cover your studying and living costs in the the United States. You are eligible to work a total of 20 hours per week, so if you have more than one position (including an assistantship), the maximum number of hours you are allowed to work is 20 per week.

You are eligible to work off campus on Curricular Practical Training (CPT) after completing two semesters at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.


My previous studies were not conducted in English. Do you need academic records in the original language of instructions?

Yes. You need to provide both the original-language academic records and a full, word-for-word English-language translation issued by the academic institution you attended or a professional translation service.


If you don't find any questions to your answers above, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Questions?

Tze-Teck Sim, PDSO
Deputy Director, International Admissions & Student Services
Undergraduate and Graduate programs
Email: tsim@sunypoly.edu
Tel: +1 315-792-7219
Fax: +1 315-792-7221

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