1. Official Transcripts
International students must submit original or certified copies of all secondary and post-secondary transcripts or records of grades to-date and showing proof of graduation. These must be prepared and authorized by the student's home institution and be accompanied by a certified English translation. Learn more about international student requirements.
International student records must be evaluated by either the World Evaluation Services organization (WES) or Education Evaluators International (EEI).
2. Essay or Personal Statement
You must submit an essay with either the Alfred University Application or Common Application.
3. Letter(s) of Recommendation
At least one letter of recommendation from a school counselor or academic instructor is required. These can be uploaded to the Common Application or sent directly to our office.
Additional recommendations from work supervisors, pastors, etc. can be very helpful.
4. Test Scores
International students are required to submit official English proficiency scores. We currently accept the following examinations:
- OAK-Grade Pre-1
- CEFR of B2
On a case-by-case basis we also consider completion of an ELS program at authorized partner ELS schools. Consult our counselors for details.
5. Certified Bank Statement
A bank statement must be provided at the time the application is submitted. An application cannot be reviewed without proof of funds. Although Alfred University provides a generous scholarship package to our accepted students we cannot always provide full funding, therefore, you will need to show that you have enough funds to cover your housing, meals, student fees, and some of your tuition. For an exact amount of what is needed please see our financial certification form. If a student has an external scholarship they must provide a letter of guarantee from the sponsor showing total yearly amount and scholarship duration (aka how many years the student will be receiving the scholarship). All terms for the scholarship must also be included as it relates to academic, immigration, or employment requirements.
6. Financial Certification Form (signed)
This form shows that a student or their financial sponsor is willing and able to cover all required educational costs and travel costs for the student to arrive to campus safely and successfully complete their degree. Please use this link to access the form or access from your application portal.
7. Copy of Your Passport's Photo Page
You must have a valid passport that shows it will be valid through the first year of a student's program. For example, if you matriculate in August 2022, the passport you provide must not expire until at least August 2023. If a student needs to defer for any reason they must provide an updated copy of passport if their passport expires prior to one-year from their new matriculation date.
8. Art Portfolio (School of Art and Design Applicants)
Applicants to the School of Art and Design are required to submit a portfolio.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE UNDERGRADUATE ART PORTFOLIO
Guidance During the Application Process
Have questions or need any assistance during the application process? We're here for you. Talk with one of our admission counselors today!