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International Student Applicants

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An international student is defined by Pace as any student who enters the U.S. on a nonimmigrant visa, including a student, exchange student, diplomatic, or dependent visa, to study at the University.

Application Procedures

International students are required to complete the Application for Admission for Undergraduate International Students.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Event Deadline
Fall Early Decision (Binding) November 1
Fall Early Action1 (Non-Binding) November 15
Fall Early Action 2 (Non-Binding) deadline December 1
Fall Performing Arts deadline December 15
Fall regular decision deadline February 15 (Pace uses a rolling admission plan after February 15 based on space availability.)
Fall Nursing deadline February 15
Fall Tuition and Guaranteed Housing Deposit deadline May 1
Spring application deadline December 1 (Pace uses a rolling admission plan after December 1 based on space availability.)
Spring Tuition and Guaranteed Housing Deposit deadline December 15

In support of the application for admission, the following information is required by the Office of Undergraduate Admission before a final admission decision can be made:

  • Academic records (transcripts), diplomas, and final examination scores from all secondary (high school) and post-secondary (college, university) institutions (in English). Photocopies, facsimiles, and notarized copies of academic records (transcripts) are not considered official and will be accepted for review purposes only. Official documents must be submitted by point of enrollment.
  • Academic records (transcripts) issued in a language other than English are required to be translated and attested by the institution of origin or an approved evaluation/translation agency accepted by Pace University.
  • Transfer applicants should also submit an official catalog or syllabus of course work from each post-secondary institution attended to receive transfer credit.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or Pearson PTE academic, or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Official test scores must be sent directly to Pace University. Photocopies or notarized copies of TOEFL, PTE or IELTS scores are not accepted. Scores must be within 2 years of application.
    • Proof of Citizenship from a country where English is the official language, i.e. Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Isles, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Canada, Christmas Island, Cocos, Cooks Islands, Dominica, England, Fiji, Grenada, Grenadines, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Keeling Island, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montserrat, N. Marianas, Nevis, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Sierra Leone, South Africa, St. Christopher, St. Helena, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, Zambia
  • Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, academic counselor, or individual who knows the applicant well and can describe her or his academic potential and personal characteristics (first-year applicants only).
  • A personal statement or essay on a topic of their choice.

Student and Exchange Student Visas

To receive an entry visa for study in the U.S., an international student must demonstrate that he or she has sufficient funds available to pay for tuition, room and board, and all living expenses for his or her studies at Pace University for a minimum of one year.

Proof of funding is submitted via Pace University financial affidavit and corresponding bank statement. Please visit the international student applicant page for more info about the application/TOEFL/Visa requirements.

Enrollment and Registration

After a student has been notified of her or his acceptance, a $100 nonrefundable tuition deposit is required for those choosing to enroll. For students planning to live in university-sponsored housing, a $400 room reservation fee (this fee is non-refundable after May 1 for fall admits, and non-refundable after December 15 for spring admits), and a fully-refundable $100 damage deposit will be required. Specific information will be sent by the International Director of Admission at the time of admission regarding the deposit deadline.

All new international students are required to complete the University’s placement examination prior to arrival on campus and course registration. Students having limited English skills may be required to enroll in intensive noncredit English classes prior to their enrollment in academic courses. Noncredit intensive English courses will entail additional expense and extend the time normally required to complete the student’s degree.

Advanced Placement credit and international Baccalaureate Diploma Program

Pace University recognizes the demanding course of study involved with the Advanced Placement exams and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB). This coursework is viewed as a strong indicator of academic promise and achievement.

At Pace University, credit or advanced standing may be awarded for International Baccalaureate higher level (HL) examinations with scores of 4, 5, 6, or 7. Credit and advanced standing is determined on a course-by-course basis.

Credit for Advanced Placement exams will be granted to those students that score a 4 or a 5 on their submitted exams. Credit and advanced standing is determined on a course-by-course basis.

For more detailed information, please contact the Office of International Admission. Additional information regarding the International Baccalaureate can be obtained from your guidance counselor or the IB North America Regional Office in New York:

Telephone: (212) 696-4464
Fax: (212) 889-9242