International Admission


For admission purposes, you are considered an international student if you are currently in an F-1 or J-1 non-immigrant status, will need to change your status to F-1 or J-1, or will need an F-1 or J-1 visa in order to study at CSI.

Students seeking further information should contact the The Center for Global Engagement at 718.982.2100. They help facilitate admission and registration for international students.

Freshman International Students


  1. Submit a Freshman application on the CUNY Application page and pay a non-refundable application fee of $65.

  2. Submit educational documents.

  3. Photocopies of secondary school transcripts or marksheets (if you are currently attending a secondary school, official documents need to be mailed). Please review the Required Secondary School Credentials page.

  4. Official transcripts from U.S. high school if attended.

  5. Photocopy of secondary school diploma or external examination certificates from outside the U.S. (CXC, GCSE, GCE, WASSCE etc.).

  6. Submit a photocopy of certified translation of all transcripts, diplomas and certificates if they are not in English. Please see the CUNY Document Translation Guidelines.

  7. Submit a proof of English language proficiency if you are not a native speaker of English. (Our institutional code is 2778). Please email international@csi.cuny.edu to confirm that you need to submit TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or Duolingo

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum score for undergraduate admissions is 45 Internet-based International English Language Testing System (IELTS):

    • We will only accept the academic exam scores. The minimum required score: 5.0 (overall band).

    • Pearson Test of English Academic: The minimum required score: 39

    • Duolingo The minimum required score: 75

Submit required documents and any changes to the College of Staten Island so that we can forward them to the CUNY University Application Processing Center. Your application cannot be completed without the required documents. Photocopies of documents can be emailed to international@csi.cuny.edu.

Official documents should be mailed to:
Office of Recruitment and Admissions
ATTN: International Admissions
College of Staten Island
CUNY 2800 Victory Boulevard, Building 2A, Room 103
Staten Island, NY 10314 USA

Transfer International Students


  1. Submit a Transfer application on the CUNY Application page and pay a non-refundable application fee of $70.

  2. Submit educational documents.

    • Official transcripts from colleges, universities and/or proprietary schools in the U.S. if attended

    • Official post-secondary/university records from all post-secondary institutions overseas

    • Photocopies of diplomas and certificates

  3. Submit secondary school documents as part of the application process.

  4. Photocopy of secondary school diploma or external examination certificates from outside the U.S. (CXC, GCSE, GCE, WASSCE etc.).

  5. Submit a photocopy of certified translation of all transcripts, diplomas and certificates if they are not in English. Please see the CUNY Document Translation Guidelines.

  6. Submit a proof of English language proficiency if you are not a native speaker of English. (Our institutional code is 2778). Please email international@csi.cuny.edu to confirm that you need to submit TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or Duolingo

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum score for undergraduate admissions is 45 Internet-based International English Language Testing System (IELTS):

    • We will only accept the academic exam scores. The minimum required score: 5.0 (overall band).

    • Pearson Test of English Academic: The minimum required score: 39

    • Duolingo The minimum required score: 75

Applicants educated outside the United States may opt to have their transcripts evaluated by the University Application Processing Center of CUNY or to submit all university and post-secondary course-by-course evaluation and GPA done by one of the evaluation services listed below:

For more information, please visit Outside Evaluation Services.

Submit required documents and any changes to the College of Staten Island so that we can forward them to the CUNY University Application Processing Center. Your application cannot be completed without the required documents. Photocopies of documents can be emailed to international@csi.cuny.edu.

Official documents should be mailed to:
Office of Recruitment and Admissions
ATTN: International Admissions
College of Staten Island
CUNY 2800 Victory Boulevard, Building 2A, Room 103
Staten Island, NY 10314 USA

Graduate International Students


Graduate Applicants with International Credentials must submit the following:

  • Supporting Documents: Some programs may require additional documentation, such as letters of recommendation, graduate entrance exams, personal statement, etc. Click here to view the program specific requirements. 

  • English Proficiency Examination:  The TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam is required of students for whom English is a second language. 

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Minimum required score is 79 (Internet). For additional information or to register for the exam, please visit the TOEFL website at www.ets.org. Our institutional code is 2778.

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): We will only accept the academic exam scores. The minimum required score is 6.5 (overall band).  For additional information or to register for the exam, please visit the IELTS website www.ielts.org.

    • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Minimum required score is 53. For additional information or to register for the exam, please visit the PTE website www.pearsonpte.com.

    • Duolingo English Test: Minimum required score is 100. For additional information or to register for the exam, please visit the Duolingo website.

Applicants educated outside of the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by Education Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Services (WES) evaluation services. Evaluations must be submitted directly to GradCAS or BusinessCAS when applying.