International Student Admissions Process

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For master's degrees, see our Graduate Admissions page »

For Undergraduate and Transfer International Students:

If you are not proficient in English (you don't meet the TOEFL or IELTS minimums below), apply to Nazareth's English Language Institute (ELI) for conditional admission to Nazareth. Your acceptance offer can be held for up to three semesters while you successfully complete Nazareth's ELI program. Apply to ELI.

If you are proficient in English:

1. Apply

  • First-year students (no university courses completed): Complete the free Common Application online at in English. This includes submitting a sample of your writing (up to two pages in length; may be a graded academic paper).
  • Transfer students (currently studying at another university): Complete our transfer application instead.

2. Transcript/academic records: Contact an international credential evaluation service verified by NACES (required) to have your transcript/academic records sent from your school or university to Nazareth. Minimum grade point average (GPA): 2.75

3. Provide your English language test scores: Provide an official copy of your TOEFL/IELTS exam results.

Minimum scores required:

Nazareth College Institution Code for TOEFL: 2511

4. Optional: Official SAT or ACT exam results. (Required for nursing.)

5. Recommendations: 1-3 letters of recommendation from teachers or advisors (in English).

6. Finances form: After the Admission Committee makes a decision, accepted students must complete the Nazareth Declaration of Finances form and provide bank statements showing the amount available to cover your educational expenses. This form is needed to issue an I-20 (required to obtain your student visa). 

Arrange for these documents to be sent to our office:

  • Nazareth College Admissions House, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618 USA
  • Or by email to:

Preferred deadline to submit your completed application for the fall semester: Feb. 1.

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Sarah M. Gibson

Sarah M. Gibson

Associate Director of Admissions, Coordinator of International Enrollment & West Coast Representative in Admissions