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The Office of International Admissions at SUNY Poly assists prospective and current international students from all over the world with the following services and supports: 

  • Reviewing and evaluating academic credentials, financial resources, and English language proficiency of prospective students from other countries
  • Processing undergraduate and graduate applications for admission
  • Determining eligibility for admission to the University and the acceptability of documentation for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Form I-20 and U.S. Department of State Form DS-2019
  • Locating resources to assist in the evaluation of transfer credit
  • Assisting students with questions about their application status
  • Notifying applicants of their admissions decisions
  • Issuing the initial and transfer Form I-20 or DS-2019 that enables applicants to study in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 Visa
  • Providing specialized services and assistance to the international students by informing them about their rights and responsibilities relative to their immigration status in the United States
  • Creating a supportive environment and ensuring legal compliance in response to the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and the Students and Exchange Visitors Program (SEVP)
  • Authorizing CPT, OPT and OPT STEM to international students to comply with SEVIS rules and regulations

We welcome you and invite you to explore our website where you will find answers to most of your questions.  If you have additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at international@sunypoly.edu

Tze Teck Sim

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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