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FAQ's

What is State University of New York Polytechnic Institute's mailing address?

SUNY Polytechnic Institute
100 Seymour Road
Utica, NY 13502
U.S.A.

 

What is the minimum required TOEFL score for studying at SUNY Polytechnic Institute?

Internet Based Test: 79
Computer Based Test: 214
Paper Based Test: 550

 

Does SUNY Polytechnic Institute accept IELTS in lieu of TOEFL?

Yes, SUNY Polytechnic Institute requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 for undergraduate students and a 6.5 for graduate students.

 

Where do I send my test scores?   

SUNY Polytechnic Institute
100 Seymour Road
Utica, NY 13502
U.S.A.

 

What are the SUNY Polytechnic Institute school codes for score reporting?

SAT: SUNY Polytechnic Institute school code: 0755
Visit www.collegeboard.com to request a score report.

 

ACT: SUNY Polytechnic Institute school code:

Visit www.actstudent.org to request a score report.

 

TOEFL: SUNY Polytechnic Institute school code: 2896

Visit: www.cts.org/toefl to request a score report.

 

GRE: SUNY Polytechnic Institute school code: 2896

Visit www.ets.org/gre to request a score report.

GMAT: SUNY Polytechnic Institute school codes:
MBA:  K6R-D6-26
MS Accountancy: K6R-D6-24

Visit www.mba.com to request a score report

 

What documents do I need to apply for my student F-1 visa?

Please visit the Department of State's Website for the most up-to-date information.

 

Can I fax my documents to you?

Yes, but you must also submit the originals by mail with the exception of financial documentation.

  • International Graduate & Undergraduate Admissions Fax Number: (315) 792-7221

 

When will SUNY Polytechnic Institute send me my I-20 form?

We wil mail out your I-20 by FedEx upon receiving all required documents within 3 days.

 

How much money will I need each year to study at SUNY Polytechnic Institute?

Payment for the semester is due at the time of registration. For information about current costs, please visit our tuition & fees page.
Please be sure to have your funds available in U.S. dollars prior to arriving on campus.

 

Are international students eligible for Financial Aid?

No.  Only American students, refugees, or students with permanent residence status are eligible for financial aid.

 

Are international students eligible for scholarships?

Yes.  All full-time undergraduate applicants meeting the following criteria will be reviewed for a scholarship immediately following acceptance to SUNY Polytechnic Institute:

First Year Students/Freshmen

            -Overall grade point average of 85+ from high school or secondary school

Awards range from US $1,000 to $4,500 per year for a maximum of four years.

Transfer Students

            -completion of at least 30 university credits after secondary school graduation

            -a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better

Awards range from U.S. $750 to $2,000 per year for a maximum of two years.  Transfer scholarships are awarded on a first-come basis- early application is strongly encouraged!

 

Are international students eligible for Graduate Assistantships?

Yes. Assistantships are competitive and are awarded each academic year to selected students. To apply, submit the completed Assistantship Application form with the application for graduate admission. Since Assistantships are limited, applicants MUST still show financial documentation for the academic year.  Students receiving assistantships will be required to work in their academic department.

 

How long does it take to complete a program at SUNY Polytechnic Institute?

Undergraduate Degree:
For an undergraduate degree, students who enter with no prior University coursework and carry a full course load of 16 or more credits per semester can usually finish in four years.  For an undergraduate transfer student, time to completion will depend upon transfer credits applied towards the student's degree program. 

Graduate Degree:
For a graduate degree, students must complete approximately 33 credit hours (usually 3 semesters or approximately 18 months.) If "Bridge" or "Foundation" coursework is required, the program may take longer to complete.  Visit the following link for a listing of our graduate programs 

 

After I finish my SUNY Polytechnic Institute undergraduate degree, can I apply to the graduate program at your school?

Yes.  Contact the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Graduate Center during your last semester of undergraduate study for information.

 

What are the requirements for admissions consideration into a Master's program at SUNY Polytechnic Institute?

Generally, you must have completed a four-year degree and have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 by United States standards. Other admission requirements vary by program. For requirements by program, visit www.sunyit.edu/admissions/graduate_center/admissions_requirements/grad_admission

  

How do I get in contact with current International Students?

Join SUNY Polytechnic Institute International Student Association Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/114440031911091/ to chat with current International Students.  You can ask questions about On-Campus, Living, and activities that are sponsored by the ISA group.

 

Are on campus jobs available to international students?

Yes, on campus jobs are available to international students. However, on campus jobs are very competitive because jobs are limited. It is not advisable to rely on an on campus job to cover your studying and living costs in the the United States. You are eligible to work a total of 20 hours per week, so if you have more than one position (including an assistantship), the maximum number of hours you are allowed to work is 20 per week.

You are eligible to work off campus on Curricular Practical Training (CPT) after completing two semesters at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

 

Questions?
E-mail: Tze Teck Sim
International Admissions Counselor