Application Process

International Students

D'Youville College welcomes international students. We're home to students from over 25 countries. The presence and contributions of our international students are an important part of campus life.

International college and high school transcripts require an evaluation by an accredited transcript evaluation service. If you are an international student and would like to apply to D'Youville, please have your credits reviewed by one of the following agencies.

Transcript Evaluation Agencies

All applicants must submit a document-by-document evaluation (or equivalent). If you are transferring credits from a foreign college or university, these transcripts must receive a course-by-course evaluation (or equivalent).

English Language Requirements

If you are an international student who attended high school (any year) in a country other than the United States, Canada, Great Britain, or Australia, and those whose primary language is one other than English, you are required to demonstrate English proficiency by successfully achieving a minimum score on one of the following examinations.

Examination Minimum score Agency website
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet based test: 61
Paper based test: 500
score code for D'Youville is 2197
SAT Critical Reading 450 (students must take the entire SAT, only the Critical Reading section is evaluated for determining proficiency)
International English Language Testing System 6

Other Ways to Demonstrate Proficiency

D'Youville also recognizes English proficiency by honoring the successful completion of an English as a Second Language (ESL) program at a US or Canadian college or university. You may also demonstrate English proficiency by achieving a "C" or better in two semesters of English Composition taught at a US or Canadian college or university.

SAT or ACT Scores

While they are not required for admission purposes, scores for the SAT or ACT are required in order for you to be eligible for undergraduate Merit Scholarships.

Admissions Decision

Admissions decisions are reached on a rolling basis. You'll receive your decision once all documents have been received, reviewed and evaluated. Once accepted, you'll receive a signed letter of acceptance as part of the D'Youville College enrollment packet. The packet will contain the following requirements with all instructions:

  • Directions on how to wire and transfer school fees
  • Mandatory student health insurance application
  • Health requirements with health forms and information.
  • Athletic department information
  • D'Youville College Guaranteed Tuition Plan
  • Required financial forms
  • Directions to D'Youville College including airport information.

Tuition Deposit and Immigration Requirements

As an international student, you must obtain a Federal Form I-20 before you make an appointment with the US Consulate or Embassy in your country. Once the admissions office receives your $500 tuition deposit, the international student financial forms and supporting financial documentation, a financial review committee will determine whether to issue the I-20. The $500 deposit is applied towards tuition. The deposit will be refunded in the event a student visa is not issued.


  • Contact DYC Admissions office at (716) 829-7600 or by email at
  • International Student Office - Contact Laryssa Petryshyn, International Student Coordinator, at (716) 829-8119 or by email at

Helpful Links

Get to Know Us

  • Merit Scholarships

    When you apply, you'll be automatically considered for a merit scholarship based on your academic achievement.
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  • Campus Resource

    Find advice about visas and other important immigration matters at our International Student Office website.
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  • Map & Directions

    See a campus map, get directions to campus.
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