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International Applicants are students who are citizens or permanent residents of a country other than the US or Canada.

To view the admission and application requirements for the specific major you're interested in, visit the program page for the academic major you are interested in. 

Steps to Apply & Application Requirements

Prospective international students interested in applying to D'Youville should follow the steps below.

Freshman Applicants

1. Complete and submit your official application for admission

  • Applying to D'Youville is free.
  • If you can't complete the application in one sitting, that's okay — you can access the form as often as you like.
  • If you have any questions about the application process, contact the International Admissions Office.

2. Submit official transcripts

  • You'll need to submit an official transcript from each secondary and post-secondary school attended, current through the time of application.
  • If transcripts are not in English, or come from a school outside of the U.S. or Canada, they must be evaluated by an accredited transcript evaluation service.

Tip: We recommend that you request official transcripts immediately to avoid delays in processing.

3. Submit your scores from one of the following Standardized Tests

  • 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.
  • If English is your second language, you'll need to submit proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS). 

Transfer applicants with credits earned at university

1. Complete and submit your official application for admission

  • If you can't complete the application in one sitting, that's okay — you can access the form as often as you like.
  • Check the deadline dates below for fall and spring semesters.
  • If you have any questions about the application process, contact the International Admissions Office.

2. Submit official transcripts

  • You'll need to submit an official transcript from each secondary and post-secondary school attended, current through the time of application.
  • If transcripts are not in English, or come from a school outside of the U.S. or Canada, they must be evaluated by an accredited transcript evaluation service.

Tip: We recommend that you request official transcripts immediately to avoid delays in processing.

3. Submit your scores from one of the following Standardized Tests

  • 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.
  • If English is your second language, you'll need to submit proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS).

4. In addition to all of the steps above, international transfer students must also submit a completed SEVIS I-20 Transfer Form (PDF).

Graduate applicants

1. Admission and application requirements for D'Youville's advanced degree programs vary.

  • Before applying, review the program-specific admissions requirements for D'Youville's master's and doctoral graduate programs.

2. Complete and submit your official application for admission.

  • If you can't complete the application in one sitting, that's okay — you can access the form as often as you like.
  • Check the deadline dates for fall and spring semesters.
  • If you have any questions about the application process, contact the International Admissions Office.

3. Submit official transcripts

  • You'll need to submit an official transcript from each university attended, current through the time of application.
  • If transcripts are not in English, or come from a school outside of the U.S. or Canada, they must be evaluated by an accredited transcript evaluation service.

Tip: We recommend that you request official transcripts immediately to avoid delays in processing.

4. Submit your scores from one of the following Standardized Tests

  • If English is your second language, you'll need to submit proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS).

deadlines

Fall Semester

  • All applications must be submitted by June 15
  • All deposits, international student financial forms and financial statements must be submitted by July 1
  • All international students must report to campus before the semester starts (typically August 20)
  • Our New Student Orientation Program is mandatory for all incoming international students. It is scheduled three days before the fall semester begins.

Classes begin in late August.

Spring Semester

  • All applications must be submitted by November 15
  • All deposits, international student financial forms and financial statements must be submitted by November 30
  • All international students must report to campus by January 8
  • Our New Student Orientation Program is mandatory for all incoming international students. It is scheduled three days before the spring semester begins.

Classes begin in mid-January.

If you are applying for scholarships, make sure you review the financial aid deadlines as well.


English LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

D'Youville requires proof of English Language Proficiency for select international applicants.

English Language Requirements

If you are an international student who attended (post) secondary school (any year) in a country other than the United States, Canada, Great Britain, or Australia, or your 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: 79
Paper based test: 550
www.toefl.org score code for D'Youville is 2197
SAT Critical Reading 500 (students must take the entire SAT, only the Critical Reading section is evaluated for determining proficiency) www.sat.org
International English Language Testing System 6.5 www.ielts.org

Scores must be less than two years old at the time of admission; older scores will not be accepted.

Official scores must be sent directly to D’Youville from the testing agency.

 

Accredited transcript evaluation service

 

 D'Youville requires that all international transcripts be formally evaluated by an independent evaluation service.

International Applicants

D'Youville requires that all international university and secondary school transcripts require an evaluation by an accredited transcript evaluation service. This evaluation determines the academic equivalency to U.S. educational standards. All applicants—first-time freshmen, transfer and graduate students—must submit a 'course-by-course' evaluation (or equivalent). 

Canadians & International School Graduates

If you are graduating from a secondary school in the United States or Canada, or an accredited international school that grants U.S. diplomas, you are not required to have your transcripts evaluated. Please check with the International Admissions Office for details.

Approved Transcript Evaluation Agencies

If you are an international student and would like to apply to D'Youville, please have your official transcript reviewed by one of the approved agencies below.


Admission Decision

D'Youville has a rolling admissions policy. The earlier you apply, the earlier you will be notified of a decision. Decisions are typically mailed within 6 weeks of a completed application.

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
  • Required financial forms
  • Directions to D'Youville College including airport information.

Tuition deposit & 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.

Immigration

All Canadian citizens and permanent residents must obtain a Federal Form I-20. Your I-20 form will be issued after submitting your tuition deposit, the international student financial forms and supporting bank documentation. Instructions will be given with your I-20 on how to process it at the border. If you're a permanent resident of Canada, you'll need to make an appointment at a U.S. consulate in order to obtain a student visa.

Note: Canadian students may attend school in the US on a part-time basis but may not live in the United States.

Mailing Address

All hard-copy documents should be mailed to:

Undergraduate Admissions 
D'Youville College
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201