International Applicants

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New York College of Health Professions welcomes International students! An applicant who is a citizen of a foreign country must complete the regular application process and provide the following additional documentation:

  • Evaluation of educational equivalency in the United States and a certified English translation of educational credentials by a recognized educational organization including: Worlds Education Services (WES) or Globe Language Services, Inc.
  • For the purposes of assuring the College and United States government that all necessary costs to maintain the student throughout his/her tenure at the College will be met, students must submit an Ability-to-Pay statement. (This form can be obtained from the College’s Admissions Office).
  • A valid Visa or Alien Registration card. New York College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. An international student who needs to have his/her visa transferred should consult with the Admissions Office or our Office of International Service (OIS).
  • International students who transfer from American colleges or universities must have their previous school complete the I-20 Transfer Recommendation Form, and must also furnish copies of all previous universities’ I-20s and a copy of their I-94 from their passport.
  • All applicants whose first language is other than English, are strongly encouraged to submit the official score report of TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language and spoken English) as administered by the Educational Testing Service, OR an examination deem to be equivalent by the Admissions office. The minimum score is 500 written based, or 61 on the computer-based test (iBT), as well as minimum scores of 22 in listening and 26 in speaking. Students may also satisfy their English competency requirement by scoring a level 6 on the English International English Language Testing System (IEL TS). English competency maybe demonstrated and the TOEFL requirement waived, if the applicant has completed at least two years (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) of baccalaureate level education from an accredited college or university in the United States, or from an equivalent English language institution in another country; or if the applicant otherwise demonstrate sufficient English language compensate through the interview and written essay required for admission to the program.


Students from countries whose native language is English are exempt from this requirement.

The TOEFL iBT or IELTS tests are not required. Students who have not taken TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language and spoken English) must have an English language evaluation completed here at the college by our English Language Institute upon arrival. Based upon the results of the evaluation, our English Language Institute may recommend that you start with noncredit bearing English language classes.

Information about TOEFL may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service PO Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA, in writing or by calling 1-800-468-6335, Monday through Friday 8 AM to 7:45 PM Eastern Standard Time, or at the TOEFL website.

All expenses incurred by the international applicants during this application process are the full responsibility of the candidate.

International Student Orientation Workshop
All new international students are required to attend an International Student Orientation Seminar at the beginning of their first trimester. Please note that this seminar is in addition to the college orientation offered to all new students.

International Student Admissions
Any applicant who is not a citizen, a documented permanent resident of the U.S., or an undocumented resident of the U.S. and who wishes to study at the college on a full-time basis, may apply for a F-1 (student) visa. Such a student is considered an international student throughout their academic stay. Students on F-1 visas must be admitted to the college on a full-time basis.

The Office of International Services (OIS) is committed to faculty, staff and student success.

In addition, The OIS provides necessary services to meet the special needs of F-1 international students by:

  • Informing the F-1 international population of the regulations governing the enrollment of international students;
  • Providing programs and services that support the international student’s academic success at New York College of Health Professions.

The OIS promotes the academic goals and mission of the College by providing placement testing and information on courses placement, and relevant counseling and academic support services essential to student success.

Placement Testing

The placement examination is an important first step in your plan for success at New York College of Health Professions. The placement tests will assess your current English skill levels in reading and writing, as well as mathematics. The College’s mandatory assessment and placement policy requires students to register for courses as determined by placement exam scores.


Click here to begin your online application to New York College of Health Professions.

To Apply:
Please Contact Office of International Services (OIS)
E-mail: ois@nycollege.edu
Tel: 1-516-364-0808 Ext. 301
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