Students from 64 countries are currently enrolled at Adelphi.

To encourage international enrollment, we regularly participate in international events, where prospective students can meet with representatives who will answer their questions about academic programs, student life and specific requirements.

The Admissions Committee looks forward to reviewing your application for admission to our Panther community!

International Deadlines, Decisions and Early Action

Application Type Submission Deadline Decision Date Reply Date
Regular Application – Spring Start November 1 3 weeks after receipt of application As early as possible after receipt of decision
Early Action – Fall Start December 1 December 31 May 1**
Dentistry and Optometry Joint Degree Programs February 1 3 weeks after receipt of application May 1**
Regular Application – Fall Start March 1* 3 weeks after receipt of application May 1**

* Applications received after the March 1 priority date will be considered on a space-available basis.
** Commitments received after May 1 will be considered on a space-available basis for enrollment and housing.

About Early Action

Students applying for Early Action are among the first students considered for a wide range of generous scholarships and need-based financial assistance.

In some cases, the Admissions Committee may defer making a final decision until it has received a report of the candidate’s midterm grades, additional scores or until a personal interview takes place.

Early Action is non-binding.

Undergraduate Requirements

Required Credentials

  1. A completed undergraduate application for admission. The Adelphi Application, Common Application, and Coalition Application are accepted by Adelphi University for international freshman and transfer applicants. Please submit whichever application best suits your needs.
  2. A nonrefundable application fee of $40. Applicants who apply online can pay this fee with a credit card or electronic check. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Adelphi University and drawn on a U.S. bank. (International money orders are not accepted.)
  3. A personal statement or essay. You are encouraged to submit, in 500 words or less, a response to one of the provided questions or a topic of your choice. You may submit a report or paper you have written during the current school year if needed.
  4. Academic records. Undergraduate applicants are required to submit official secondary school/university records directly to Adelphi University. One set of records should be in your native language and one set translated into English. The submission and translation of all required documents and fees are entirely the responsibility of the applicant. Photocopies are not acceptable without an official school stamp or seal.Undergraduate transfer applicants must submit all official transcripts and course descriptions for all institutions of higher education attended.
  5. SAT/ACT or English proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, or DET) scores
    • If submitting SAT or ACT scores: Scores can be submitted via your official high school transcript, or directly from the appropriate educational testing service. For students intending to enroll in General Studies or the Learning Resource Program, SAT scores are highly suggested.
      • Students who have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or who have been out of high school for one year or more will not be required to take the SAT (unless specifically requested to do so).
    • If submitting English proficiency exam scores: We require a minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT or 6.5 on the IELTS. We will accept TOEFL MyBest scores.
      • Starting with applicants for the Fall 2020 semester, we will also accept the web-based Duolingo English Test (DET). We require a minimum score of 110 on the DET.
      • Please note that if your scores fall below our minimum requirements, you may be considered for one of our pathway programs.

Suggested Supplemental Items

  1. Résumé showing employment, volunteer, or other extracurricular activities

Graduate Requirements

Each of Adelphi’s graduate programs has unique requirements and deadlines for admission.

Guidelines for all graduate international applicants:

  • All international graduate applicants are required to submit official college or university records to the Adelphi Office of University Admissions.
    • One set of records should be in your native language and one set should be translated into English.
    • Photocopies are not acceptable without an official stamp or seal from the school attended.
    • All academic records should be sent directly by the previous school attended. If a student wishes to submit transcripts on behalf of the previous institution, they must be official and bear the school’s stamp or seal.
  • four-year bachelor’s degree is required for admission to our graduate programs. If a student has completed a three-year bachelor’s degree, their application will be reviewed on an individual basis. If you have any further questions, please email intladmissions@adelphi.edu.
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores are required to show English language proficiency. We will accept TOEFL MyBest scores.
    • Starting with applicants for the Fall 2020 semester, we will also accept the web-based Duolingo English Test (DET). We require a minimum score of 110 on the DET.
    • Please note that if your scores fall below our minimum requirements, you may be considered for one of our pathway programs.
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