International Admissions

We welcome the unique perspectives and experiences every international student brings to our community.
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The Office of International Education advises students on immigration matters, employment questions, and issues of cultural adjustment through a special orientation program, briefings, workshops, and individual advising.

We host students from more than 25 countries in degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

One of our international students had so much to say about his experiences at Fitchburg State he made a video to share with the world: 

Priority Deadlines

Spring 2021

November 1

Fall 2021

Incoming freshmen should apply by the March 1 priority deadline for a better chance of meeting deadlines for on-campus housing. Applications will be accepted on a special basis after this date for the fall 2021 semester.

Application Information

Apply online

*Students who hold an FI Visa are not eligible to apply for the Summer

You can always check the status of your application by visiting this Admissions page.

The Office of International Education will assist you with immigration concerns and cultural adjustments, as well as sponsors programs and activities that promote cross-cultural exchange on campus.

Refer to our guide for International Applicants for additional information.

Costs for the academic year:

Tuition and fees:             $16,033
Living Expenses:            $8,649
Health Insurance:           $2,755
TOTAL (US funds)          $27,610

These costs also include books.

Additionally, these minimum costs must be noted on the official bank letter that F-1 visa applicants must submit.

Yes! All foreign transcripts must be formally evaluated before we are able to make an admissions decision. Undergraduate applicants are required to submit a “course by course” evaluation.

Approved Credential Evaluation Agencies

Original credential evaluation reports showing the United States equivalency for academic credentials earned in other countries may be provided by:

All undergraduate applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit testing to demonstrate English proficiency; except for those who have earned a high school, associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree from an institution in the United States OR applicants from Great Britain, Ghana, Guyana, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Canada, or any English speaking country of the Caribbean.

For all undergraduate applicants, the TOEFL, IELTS or DUOLINGO is accepted - the minimum passing score for the TOEFL is 79 (Internet-based), IELTS (Academic Test) result is 6.0, and the minimum passing Duolingo English Test result is 95.

Undergraduate applicants to any program other than Nursing are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their application. 

All exams must be completed before an admission decision can be made.

Fitchburg State Codes for Official Test Scores

  • SAT code is 3518
  • ACT code is 1902
  • TOEFL code is 3518
  • IELTS (No code please select Fitchburg State as a recipient)

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