How to Apply

Graduating international high school and transfer students are welcome to apply to SUNY Cobleskill for an undergraduate degree program. At SUNY Cobleskill, international students will find a private school education in a personalized setting at a state university price. SUNY Cobleskill is also known for its friendly and supportive faculty and staff.


Exchange Students: To apply, please contact Dr. Susan Jagendorf at 518-255-5558 or


U.S. News & World Report ranked SUNY Cobleskill as one of the Best Comprehensive Colleges in the Northeast for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2012.


Follow these steps to apply:


  • Fill out the online application:

    Apply to Cobleskill

    Students who prefer a paper application should contact the Office of Admissions at
  • Provide original transcripts in English (and proof of high school graduation if applying directly from high school).
  • Provide an official financial statement showing enough US funds to cover one year of study.
  • Provide proof of English language proficiency (500 TOEFL or 61 iBT, 5.5 IELTS, 4 ITEP).
  • Show a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • If the student is fully accepted, a letter of acceptance will be mailed.
  • The accepted student must provide a $150 US deposit to ensure registration and housing before an I-20 can be sent.
  • If the student is admissible except for English language proficiency, conditional admission will be offered. Once the student reaches the required level of English language proficiency, full admission will be granted.
  • To achieve English language proficiency, the student can:
      - Study English in the home country and retake the TOEFL or IELTS exam
      - Complete the ESL program at American Language Academy
      - Complete ESL study at an ELS language center
      - Complete language study in a SUNY intensive English program
        (Fulton-Montgomery Community College, for example)


International students in dual diploma or cooperative degree programs should also follow the procedure stated above.


All applications are reviewed individually. Admission to SUNY Cobleskill is by curriculum and is competitive. Applicants are reviewed without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.


For students taking the TOEFL exam, our TOEFL institutional code is 2524. For information on the TOEFL exam and a schedule of test dates in your region, go to It is recommended that the application and supporting documents be received by May 15 for fall applicants and October 15 for spring applicants.


Once you have submitted your application, you can check the status of your application online. to find out when the SUNY Application Processing Center processed your application. Once processed by the Application Processing Center, the Office of Admissions will inform you if any materials are outstanding.


Once you've been admitted, follow the next steps
for Accepted Students >


International Students