International Student Admissions
International students who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents must file the appropriate freshman or transfer student application and meet the corresponding admission requirements. (See "Admission Requirements for Freshmen" and "Admission Requirements for Transfer Students" in this Bulletin.) In addition, those students who were educated in a language other than English are required to submit a minimum TOEFL score of 500 on the paper exam.
Once the student has been admitted to Lehman by the University Admissions Processing Center (UAPC), he or she will be asked to submit financial and other documents that will satisfy the requirements for the I-20 form. Once the I-20 form is sent, the student must present the form to the American embassy or consulate in his or her home country in order to obtain an F-1 visa.
All applicants, including those who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents, may be classified as international students for admissions-processing purposes if their education has taken place outside the United States. These applicants must submit their applications and transcripts through UAPC; they may not apply directly through the College during Direct Admissions periods. All non-English transcripts must be accompanied by an official translation into English as defined by City University guidelines.
Last modified: 7/30/2015