Graduate Admissions

Admission Requirements for International Students

Step 1: Complete application for admission

Apply online. Please make sure that all information is completed, including all required signatures.

Step 2: Send us your official transcript(s)

Attested/official transcript(s), examination results, or certificate(s) from ALL institutions are required for admission. Transcripts must be translated to English. A review of your transcript by a reputable evaluation service is required (such as World Education ServiceEducational Credential Evaluations, or Josef Silny & Associates) at the expense of the student.

Step 3: Submit original English proficiency exam scores

Minimum scores required:

  • TOEFL: 550 (paper), or 79 (internet-based), with a minimum of 25 on the language-speaking portion of the test. More information on TOEFLNazareth College Institution Code for TOEFL: 2511

Step 4: Submit declaration of finances form and bank statements

  • On the form, you indicate finances available to cover your expenses.
  • Form is needed to issue an I-20 (required to obtain student visa).
  • Download the Declaration of Finances form.

International Admissions Filing Dates

Preferred Application Deadlines

April 1 (fall), September 1 (spring)

After these dates, applications will be considered for programs that have space available.

Exceptions: Art therapy, higher education student affairs administration, music education, music therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology have different deadlines.

WES Evaluation April 1 (fall), September 1 (spring)
TOEFL or EILTS Exam April 1 (fall), September 1 (spring)
Notification Deadline Rolling

Questions? Contact:

Tonya E. Guzman

Tonya E. Guzman

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions in Admissions
Admissions 107

We're here to help

Nazareth students come from around the globe to study at Nazareth College, located in Rochester, N.Y., a high-tech center known for research and a focal point for higher education. Nazareth is known for high-quality education, and our Center for International Education is ready to help answer questions about visas and other needs for international students.