International Applicants

We Welcome International Students

International Students are welcome to apply to all other Saybrook degree and non-degree programs, but I-20s are not issued.

Requirements for International Applicants

Unofficial transcript evaluation for foreign credit from approved agencies showing grades, course descriptions, estimated GPA and US degree equivalents.
Please note: An official transcript evaluation by itself can make an applicant reviewable.

Unofficial TOEFL, APIEL, or IELTS Score. This is waived if English is the applicant’s primary language, if they completed four years of high school or obtained a college degree in the US or another acceptable English-speaking country—Australia, Anglophone Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, and New Zealand.

TOEFL is also waived if the applicant; Completed a British-standard “O-level” examination in English Language/Literature with a mark of B or higher. Not all countries that offer O- and A-level examinations meet British examining board standards. Countries that meet this standard include: Bahamas, Belize, Brunei, Ghana, Great Britain, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, and Singapore.

Completed a British-standard “A-level” examination in English Language/Literature with a mark of A/O or of C or higher (not all countries that offer O- and A-level examinations meet British examining board standards. Countries that meet this standard include: Bahamas, Belize, Brunei, Ghana, Great Britain, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, and Singapore.

International applicants applying for admission to the Seattle-based residential programs approved by SEVP should contact Julia Sondej jsondej@saybrook.edu.

Financial Aid

International students are not eligible for United States educational loan consideration.

International Transcripts

International transcripts created in languages other than English must be submitted as literal translations prior to admission and must be mailed for evaluation to World Education Services (WES).

World Education Services
Bowling Green Station, P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
www.wes.org

WES will issue a Basic Statement of Comparability or a course-by-course evaluation. WES should then send these directly to Saybrook’s Admission Office. All other admissions documents must be submitted in English.

Language Proficiency Requirements

All international students who are non-native speakers of English must submit results from a recent TOEFL test or other proof of fulfillment of Saybrook’s English Language Proficiency Requirement. Saybrook’s TOEFL number is 9007.