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International Application Requirements

We welcome international students and the unique perspectives and experiences each student brings to our community.


Spring 2021 - November 1 

Fall 2021 - Apply  by the March 1st priority deadline for incoming freshmen 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.

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Steps to apply

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.

Contact Us

International Admissions


Email (please use this email only for International questions)

International Education Office 978.665.3089

Cost for international students

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.

Priority dates

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Apply by March 15th Apply by October 1st

Do I have to have my transcript evaluated?

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.

Following are suggested organizations which provide foreign credential evaluation services:

What type of standardized tests do you require?

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 applicants, the TOEFL or IELTS is accepted - the minimum passing score for the TOEFL is 79 (Internet-based) or 550 (paper-based). The minimum passing IELTS (Academic Test) result is a 6.5.

Undergraduate applicants to any program other then 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)