International Admissions (Freshmen and Undergraduate Students)

Welcome!

Ten percent of ACPHS students are from outside the U.S. which means we understand your needs as an international applicant and will work closely with you to ensure the admissions process goes smoothly.

Should you decide to enroll at the College, our Office of Global Initatives is here to assist with your transition to the College and a new country. The Office of Global Initiatives works closely with international students by hosting special orientation events, leading off-campus field trips, and offering an English as a Second Language (ESL) class.

An application fee of $75 is required for first year, transfer, domestic, and international students. For students who conduct an official visit to the College, an Application Fee Waiver can be requested by contacting the Office of Admissions.

Below is some helpful information to get you started, but please do not hesitate to call 888-203-8010 or e-mail us if you have any questions.

SAT Exam

The SAT examination is required of all international freshmen applicants. Competitive applicants are encouraged to take the exam no later than January of the year they wish to begin studies. For more information or to register, please visit the College Board Website.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Applicants who are not U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents are required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), unless English has been the primary language of instruction for four or more years.

A minimum score on the TOEFL of 474 paper-based (70% of the maximum score of 677), or 84 Internet-based (70% of the maximum score of 120) must be achieved to be considered for admission.

Foreign Credentials Evaluation

A completed Foreign Credentials Evaluation from World Education Services (WES) may be required. Freshmen applicants, unless providing a transcript in English from a well-known English language or international school, should complete a document-by-document Report. Any student with completed university coursework must submit a course-by-course Report.

SEVIS (Student Exchange Visitor Information System)

SEVIS is the government information system managed by the College for current and incoming students. The database stores all necessary information about each student attending the College who is in the United States on an F-1 visa. Students are charged a College SEVIS fee and also a separate government SEVIS fee upon acceptance and entry into the College. The government fee can be paid online once the student receives his or her Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility from the College. Students are responsible for updating their information every semester through the Primary Designated School Officer of the College (PDSO).

Visas

The College will issue a student the Form I-20 document which is required to apply for the F-1 visa. In countries other than Canada, the student may have to meet with the United States Consulate in their home country to approve the visa and obtain a passport for travel to the U.S. as a foreign student. Currently, the College is only eligible to process I-20 documents for F-1 students.

Employment

  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT) – CPT is alternative work/study, internship, or cooperative education arranged with the approval of the student’s program, or any type of required internship or practicum that is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements. CPT takes place during the academic year and MUST be undertaken prior to the completion of a course of study. Students in F-1 status must have been lawfully enrolled in school on a full-time basis for at least one full academic year before becoming eligible for practical training.
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT) – Students are eligible after one year of academic work to use 12 months of employment.
  • Economic Hardship – Students must provide supportive documents to apply for employment through this process.
  • On Campus – Students are eligible to hold paying positions on campus once approved through the PDSO and Financial Aid. The student must obtain a United States Social Security number to be employed by the College.

College Officials (PDSO and DSO)

The PDSO and DSO are the advisors for any immigration issues and the point of contact for employment approval or other processes where a school official is necessary. 

Contact Us

International Admissions
Kevin Rivenburg
518-694-7183
888-203-8010
kevin.rivenburg@acphs.edu

Office of Global Initiatives
Jessica DiLorenzo
518-694-7207
jessica.dilorenzo@acphs.edu

PDSO
Craig Tynan
518-694-7201
craig.tynan@acphs.edu