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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I apply to SUNY-Brockport?

There are several steps that you need to follow in order to apply to SUNY- Brockport. Please check Undergraduate-Freshman page or Undergraduate-Transfer page for more detailed instructions.

  1. Submit an online application and pay the application fee,
  2. Prepare academic records,
  3. Prepare TOEFL/IELTS scores,
  4. Prepare an autobiographical /personal essay,
  5. Submit one letter of recommendation (only for freshman), and
  6. Check all the documents are submitted and wait for admission decision.

2. What are the admission requirements? Do I need to take the TOEFL/IELTS and/or the SAT or ACT?

Admission requirements differ for Freshman and Transfer students. Below is a quick overview of requirements:

Freshman

  1. Online application- SUNY or Common application (U.S. $50)
  2. Official transcripts from your high school
  3. Minimum 76 TOEFL or 6 IELTS score or completion of level 112 at an ELS center
  4. 1 personal essay
  5. 1 recommendation letter
  6. SAT scores (optional)

Transfer

  1. Online application and application fee (U.S. $50)
  2. All Official transcripts from previous universities
  3. TOEFL or IELTS scores
  4. 1 personal essay

3. When is the application deadline? How long does it usually take to receive an admission decision?

SUNY- Brockport operates on rolling admissions which means that we review applications as we receive them throughout the year. Once your application is complete with the required documents, it usually takes a couple of days to make the admissions decision.

4. What is the estimated cost for living in Brockport and how much should my financial statement show?

Your financial statement needs to indicate your sponsor has financial capacity to pay 31,041 USD which includes tuition, room and board, health insurance, books/supplies, and other school fees. We average your personal expenses each semester and it will be about 1,200 USD. To see more detailed separation of estimated cost, check Tuition & Cost page.

5. Are there any scholarships available for international students? What are the requirements to be eligible?

First-year Students

  • Presidential Scholar-in-Residence: $18,000

For emerging scholars. Incoming freshmen are eligible if they have a 1200* or higher SAT or 26 ACT score and seven "As" in "O"-level subjects or its equivalent (93 GPA). The award provides partial room for up to four years for freshmen, with a top value of $18,000. Scholars must reside in the residence halls each semester.Dean's

  • Scholar-in-Residence:$9,000 over four years

This scholarship is available to incoming freshmen with 1100* or higher SAT or 24 ACT score and five "As" and two "Bs" in "O"-level subjects or its equivalent (90 GPA). This four-year freshman scholarship has a top value of $9,000. Deans Scholars are also required to live on campus each semester.Scholar Recognition Award for

  • Out-of-State Students: $4,000 annually (up to $16,000 over four years)

This award offers a scholarship valued at $4,000 for freshman students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement throughout their high school program. On-campus residency is required.

Please note:  Out-of-state students who are awarded the Scholar Recognition Award can also receive the Presidential, Dean's or Honors Scholarship as long as the student meets the academic requirements for one of those awards.

*The SAT minimum requirement is based on the critical reading and math scores. The SAT writing score will not be used as a determining factor for College at Brockport scholarship eligibility.

Transfer students

  • Merit Scholarships: $2,000- $4,000 renewable scholarships (based upon scholarship availability)

$2,000 renewable scholarship granted to transfer international students who meet all admission requirements.$4,000 renewable scholarship granted to transfer international student who exhibit academic excellence and have a GPA of at least 3.5.

6. What is an F-1 student visa?

A visa is a stamped or pasted confirmation made in the passport by an American consular or embassy official outside the U.S. It indicates that all requirements have been met for entry into the U.S. The number of entries allowed within a specified period is indicated on the visa stamp and can vary from country to country. A valid visa is essential for entering and re-entering the U.S. (except for Canadian citizens, in which case a passport is sufficient), but it does not determined the length of time you may remain in the U.S.

The F-1 student visa is the specific type of visa which is required for most international students to enter and study in the United State. To secure your F-1 visa, you will need to apply through a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

7. Can international students work?

Yes, although shifts will be limited up to 20 hours per week and only on campus jobs are allowed for international students. Various part-time jobs are available on the SUNY- Brockport campus. Check Jobshop and the career services page for more information.

8. Does Brockport offer transportation to shopping malls and/or grocery stores? How close is Brockport to downtown?

Yes, there is a shuttle to different grocery stores and malls through BSG on the weekends. The International Student Organization also has events to different grocery stores such as the Asian market in Rochester. The campus of SUNY-Brockport is about a fifteen-minute walk from Main Street where restaurants and small boutiques are located.

9. Is there airport transportation? How do I get to Brockport at the beginning of the semester?

Yes, we have airport transportation available from Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) for international students, but dates are limited. Please check the International Student Orientation page under International Student Services (ISS) to check actual pick-up dates availability.

10. What are the dormitories like? What is the study environment like?

There are different types of room options at SUNY- Brockport. There are 6-person suites, 4-person suites or a 2-person corridor style. Suite style means that you will share a room with one other person but will share a common room and bathroom with your suite mates while corridor style means that you share a room with one other person but share the bathroom with the other students in your hall.

The study environment at SUNY- Brockport is diverse. Our library has multiple single-study rooms, group study rooms, open study spaces and computer labs. Other buildings such as Hartwell Hall, The Student Union, Dailey Hall, Smith Hall, The Fine Arts Building, and the SERC also have multiple computer labs equipped with both Windows and Macintosh computers available to all students. Each dormitory also has a lounge or open spaces for residents to utilize when studying.

11. What activities are there to do on campus?

There are a lot of clubs and organizations that you can get involved in. There are also many free sporting events that you can attend such as hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and football. The SERC, a newly renovated gymnasium facility also provides plenty of opportunities for physical activity. The SERC provides classes in yoga, dance exercises, indoor cycling and more. Please check Brockport Athletics page for more info.

There are also social and academic events weekly in SUNY- Brockport. The Brockport Student Government (BSG) often holds events such as Late Night with Ellsworth events, midnight movies, hobby-oriented programs, concerts, guest speaker lectures, social issue awareness programs, and more. Shuttle buses for shopping spots are also provided by BSG. For academic activities, BSG often holds programs, but we also have an annual Scholar's Day as well as several events held by each department.


 

Last Updated 8/5/14

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