State University of New York at Stony Brook

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Requirements for Canadian Students

Stony Brook is a selective institution. We will give your application individual attention, weighing many factors to gauge your potential to succeed at Stony Brook. All applicants must prove their English proficiency. For those whose native language is not English, we require a minimum composite score of 213 (computer-based) or 550 (paper-based) on the TOEFL exam or a minimum SAT Critical Reading score of 430. For the IB TOEFL, we require a minimum score of 80, and for the IELTS, a score of 6.5 or higher is required. Satisfactory completion of Stony Brook's Intensive English Center program at the advanced level with a grade of B or better will be accepted in place of a TOEFL score. It is also necessary to provide financial documentation which indicates that the applicant has sufficient funding to pay for all educational and personal expenses while in the United States -- currently $29,539. The amount considered as sufficient funding may vary from year to year. If you are a freshman applicant, you must have completed the highest level of secondary education in your country of residence. We look for a strong secondary academic program with courses in math, natural sciences, and English, (or, if English is the language of instruction, another language). If you have attended any college or university after graduating from secondary school you must apply as a transfer student. Applicants are required to have performed well in a strong academic program, having completed at least 24 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher by the time they submit their application. If the applicant has earned fewer than 24 credits, high school transcripts must also be submitted.

Procedure for Canadian Students

The deadline for applications and required documents is March 1st for Fall international applicants. Apply online using the Common Application and be sure to pay the $40 application fee (non-refundable) and complete the Supplementation Application within the online Common Application. Send copies of all transcripts and test scores (if not in English, it must be accompanied by an exactly worded and certified translation) to: Stony Brook University; Undergraduate International Admissions; 118 Administration Building; Stony Brook, NY 11794-1901, USA.

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, August
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on November 06, 2009