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Freshman Admissions

If you have never attended a university before, you are considered a freshman. There are several steps you need to go through in order to complete the application for SUNY- Brockport admission. The list below is a quick overview of requirements for freshman to apply to SUNY- Brockport:

  • Online application- SUNY or Common application (U.S. $50)
  • Official transcripts from your high school
  • Minimum 76 TOEFL or 6 IELTS or Level 112 from ELS or 3.7 iTEP
  • 1 personal essay
  • 1 recommendation letter
  • SAT or ACT scores (optional)

How to Apply:

Step 1: Submit an online application and pay the application fee

Choose one application from either Apply SUNY (SOAR) or The Common Application. Complete ONLY ONE online application of website you chose.

apply SUNY

The Common Application


Step 2: Prepare academic records

After submitting an online application, please prepare an official or true certified copy from your university (transcripts, examination scores, mark sheets, etc.) in both English and the original language.

Step 3: Prepare TOEFL/ IELTS scores

Submit a TOEFL or IELTS score or proof of completion of level 112 through ELS. If you are applying for conditional admission, these scores are not required.

Step 4: Prepare an autobiographical/ personal essay

Prepare 250-500 words length of an autobiographical essay in English. It can address one of the following:

  • Reasons for selecting the field of study
  • Special interest and abilities
  • Plans for further study and/or employment after completing your degree
  • Your family background

Step 5: Submit one letter of recommendation

Prepare 1 recommendation letter from a school teacher or counselor. Teachers and counselors may want to review the online recommendation form: School Counselor Form (PDF)

Step 6: Check that all documents were submitted.

1. Make sure all the documents from Steps 1 through 5 are fully prepared and submitted. Below is the mailing address:

State University of New York-Brockport
Office of International Education
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420 USA


If you would like to submit your documents electronically, please email them to International Student Services at

Last Updated 3/15/16


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