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Admissions for International Students



Graduating international high school and transfer students are welcome to apply to SUNY Cobleskill for an undergraduate degree program. At SUNY Cobleskill, international students will find a private school education in a personalized setting at a state university price. SUNY Cobleskill is also known for its friendly and supportive faculty and staff.

Exchange Students: To apply, please complete the form on this link.

If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Susan Jagendorf at 518-255-5558 or jagends@cobleskill.edu.

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks SUNY Cobleskill as one of the Best Regional Colleges in the North.


International students in dual diploma or cooperative degree programs should also follow these steps.
Fill out the online application:

Apply to SUNY Cobleskill

Students who prefer a paper application should contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@cobleskill.edu.

You must:

  • Provide original transcripts in English (and proof of high school graduation if applying directly from high school).
  • Provide an official financial statement showing enough US funds to cover one year of study.
  • Provide proof of English language proficiency (500 TOEFL or 61iBT, 5.5 IELTS, 4 iTEP, 55 PTE, Pre-1 Step Eiken, Duolingo).
  • Provide a copy of the biographical page of your passport.
    Show a minimum 2.0 GPA.

To achieve English language proficiency, the student can:

  • Study English in the home country and take the TOEFL or IELTS exam (Minimum score for admission is 61iBT TOEFL, 5.5 IELTS)
  • Complete the ESL program at American Language Academy
  • Complete ESL study at an ELS language center
  • Take the GTEC CBT examination (Minimum score for admission is 1095)
  • Take the PTE examination (Minimum score for admission is 45)
  • Take the Duolingo English Test (Minimum score for admission is 90)
    • The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only $49. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with SUNY Cobleskill when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.
  • Take the EIKEN examination (Minimum score for admission is 2A)
  • Complete language study in a SUNY intensive English program (Fulton-Montgomery Community College, for example)
  • LanguageCert Academic B2 ( min score of 60 )
  • If the student is admissible except for English language proficiency, conditional admission will be offered. Once the student reaches the required level of English language proficiency, full admission will be granted.



All applications are reviewed individually. Admission to SUNY Cobleskill is by curriculum and is competitive. Applicants are reviewed without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.

For students taking the TOEFL exam, our TOEFL institutional code is 2524. For information on the TOEFL exam and a schedule of test dates in your region, go to www.toefl.org. It is recommended that the application and supporting documents be received by May 15 for fall applicants and October 15 for spring applicants.

Once you have submitted your application, you can check the status of your application online to find out when the SUNY Application Processing Center processed your application. Once processed by the Application Processing Center, the Office of Admissions will inform you if any materials are outstanding.

Once you are admitted to SUNY Cobleskill, you are part of the Coby community!

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