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Admissions Events

May 10 2014

Information Session and Tours for High School Juniors

May 13 2014

Graduate Information Session

May 13 2014

Graduate Information Session for Physician Assistant Studies

Jun 10 2014

Graduate Information Session for Physician Assistant Studies

Jul 15 2014

Graduate Information Session for Physician Assistant Studies

Placement Exams & Registering for Courses

Placement Exams for Undergraduate Students 

All international students newly arriving to the United States must take placement exams that are offered during registration periods. Placement exams will be offered starting in January 2014 for students admitted to the Spring 2014 semester. 

Proficiency Exams for Graduate Students 

Your acceptance letter should have included the name and phone number of your academic advisor, who will assist you in choosing your classes for the first semester. It's important that you contact your advisor as soon as you get to campus. If you did not receive the name of an advisor on your acceptance letter, please contact

All international graduate students whose TOEFL scores fall between 500 and 550 (written), 173 to 213 (computerized), or 61 to 80 (internet based), or whose IELTS score falls between 5 and 5.5 must take the English Proficiency Exam. (Graduate students who have been accepted to the English Language Institute take the Compass placement test by following the procedure for "Undergraduate Placement Exams" explained above).

If you need to take the English Proficiency Exam, please review the information regarding the exam and register at Please remember to bring your I-20 and picture I.D.

For further information, contact English Language Institute Director Linda Comac at or 516.686.7686.

Registering for Classes

International students are required to check in with the Office of International Education prior to registering for classes. You must bring your I-20, passport, visa, and I-94 card to the meeting.

  • Old Westbury campus: Harry Schure Hall, room 207
  • Manhattan campus:  26 West 61st St., room 104


Just prior to the start of classes, you will attend an international student orientation session at the campus where you will attend classes. At this informal session, you will meet other international students and learn how to obtain a Social Security number, open a bank account, get your international driver's license, obtain the immunizations you may still need, and maintain your F-1 status. The date of this orientation will be mailed to you before you leave for the United States. If you have any specific questions, contact the director of international education by calling 516.686.7585 or emailing

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