International Applicants

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We Welcome International Students

Saybrook welcomes admissions applications from international students with degrees from accredited post-secondary colleges and universities or equivalent schools. 

Saybrook University's two residential master's degree programs in Seattle are approved by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and are certified to issue the Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status for Academic and Language Students (I-20s). These are the only two Saybrook programs currently eligible for I-20s, unless you are in the country as a naturalized US citizen or hold a Green Card. Canadian students do not need a visa, but do need an I-20, even if traveling as a "commuter" student. 

International Students are welcome to apply to all other Saybrook degree and non-degree programs, but I-20 forms are not issued. All other admissions policies and requirements apply to international students.

International applicants applying for admission to the Seattle-based residential programs approved by SEVP should contact Julia Sondej

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

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.