Apply as an International Student

Apply as an International Student

Apply as an International Student

International applicants and/or applicants with international credentials must submit an official copy of all transcript(s) to John Jay College in sealed envelopes. In addition, an international credential course-by-course evaluation report from an accredited international credential evaluation agency must also be provided.

*Please contact your preferred credential agency to confirm their operations during this time.

Typical providers include:

World Education Services (WES) 
Globe Language Service
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) 
SpanTran Evaluation Services (students should apply using this SpanTran Pathways - John Jay College link to get a discount on their evaluation)

Applicants who did not complete their undergraduate degree at a U.S., regional accredited, English-speaking institution are required to submit English proficiency requirements. 

The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour. John Jay College will accept a score of 105 or above. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with John Jay College  when you send your results. 

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report is required. John Jay College’s TOEFL code number is 2115-99. The required minimum TOEFL scores are 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test and 79-80 for the Internet-based test. Students may also take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic), or EIKEN . A score of 7.0 is required on the IELTS, 53 on the Pearson, or Grade 1 on the EIKEN. 

International applicants should apply by April 1st for fall admissions and by November 1st for spring admission. All supporting documentation must be received by the deadline. Applications completed after these deadlines are not guaranteed to be reviewed. Late applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

International applicants who will require an F-1 student visa (or intend to continue maintaining F-1 status) to study in the United States will be contacted by an International Student Advisor once an offer of admission by the College is made. Click here for more information on the I-20 process.