2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog > Admission > International Students
Additionally, we provide pre-semester orientation for new students, adjustment workshops for continuing students, and re-entry workshops for graduating students. We also coordinate access for international students to both University and external resources, for insurance, banking, social security, and daily life needs.
Steve Ives - Manager International Study Programs
International students are applicants who are not United States citizens or who are permanent resident aliens. All international students must apply using the online international freshmen or transfer application. Students who have attempted more than credits at any post-secondary institution after high school graduation are considered transfer applicants.
Prospective international students can apply starting July 2016 for the Spring or Fall 2017 semesters. Applications are only available online at www.esu.edu/apply.
Application and review process:
All application materials and supporting documents must be mailed to the Office of Admission, International Undergraduate Admission, 200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg PA 18301 USA by the established deadlines.
Below is a list of some evaluation companies. This is not a comprehensive list of all authorized evaluation companies. East Stroudsburg University prefers that students use the services of companies that are approved members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
*All of the companies listed below are current members of NACES.
World Education Services, Inc.
International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
Foreign Academic Credential Service, Inc.
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
Education Evaluators International, Inc.
SpanTran Educational Services
TOEFL: All non-native speakers of English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language administered by the Education Testing Service (ETS). Scores should be sent directly from ETS. A minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer version), or 79 (internet-based) is required for admission to East Stroudsburg University. International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Student may also take the IELTS test. A minimum band score of 6.0 is required for admission to East Stroudsburg University.
Applicants will be notified of our decision in writing. Spring applicants will be notified by December and Fall applicants will be notified by May. Those who are offered admission will be provided with an application for Student (F-1) Status [Form I-20] along with instructions regarding entry into the U.S., change of status (if necessary), and new student orientation (fall semester only).
Who is an International Applicant?
When to Apply
Deadline for Applying
Application and Review Process
Educational Credential Evaluations
Notification of Admission
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