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International Applicants

International students are accepted only as matriculated, full-time students (9 credits per Fall/Spring semester). They must meet all of the College’s admissions standards.

In addition, before being reviewed for admission, international students must provide all required supporting documentation, including evaluation of foreign transcripts by an approved evaluating agency, evidence of financial support, through a notarized affidavit of support and a bank statement confirming sufficient funds to cover the cost of their degree program at New York Medical College. No financial aid, loans, or scholarships, re available for international students. Upon acceptance, students must submit a non-refundable deposit of $500, which will be applied to the first semester tuition. When the $500 deposit is received in the Admissions Office, a Form I-20 will be issued by the International Student Advisor. In addition, international students must be prepared to purchase health insurance, either privately or through New York Medical College.

International applicants should refer to specific programs on the left-hand navigation for any additional requirements.

The M.S. degree program in Speech-Language Pathology requires two years of full-time study, and the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program requires three years of full-time study. The M.P.H. degree takes approximately two years of full-time study to complete. The time span for the Dr.P.H. degrees (there is a two-year residency requirement) depends upon the educational background of the applicant, which would affect the amount of credits needed to complete the program.


Deadlines for international applicants must be completed are:

M.P.H. Programs:

    • Fall: June 15
    • Spring: December 1
    • Summer: April 15

Dr.P.H. Programs:

    • Fall start only: April 1

M.S. in Biostatistics:

    • Fall: June 15

Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) program:

    • Summer start only:  January 15

Speech-Language Pathology program:

    • Fall start only: January 15

International applicants for the public health programs accepted for a particular semester who wish to defer their acceptance to a future semester must indicate the desired semester of enrollment and the reason for the request in an email or letter to the Office of Admissions. In order to request a deferral, accepted applicants must have submitted the non-refundable deposit of $500. Enrollment may be deferred for one year from the semester of acceptance. After that, applicants must reapply.

Evaluating Foreign Transcripts
SHSP recommends the following evaluating agencies, because they are able to send us electronic evaluations along with electronic notarized copies of foreign transcript(s):

World Education Services, Inc. (WES)
P.O. Box 5087, Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Tel: (212) 966-6311 Fax: (212)739-6100
However, listed below are some other evaluating agencies of which we also approve:

Globe Language Services, Inc.
305 Broadway Ste. 401
New York, NY 10007
Tel: (212) 227-1994 Fax: (212) 693-1489

Foreign Credentials Service of America
1910 Justin Lane
Austin, TX 78759-2411
Tel: (512) 459-8428 Fax: (512) 459-4565
Email:  info@foreigncredentials.org 

Joseph Silny & Associates, Inc.
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Tel: (305) 273-1616 Fax: (305) 273-1984
Email: infor@jsilny.com 

Educational Credential Evaluation, Inc. (ECE)
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
(414) 289-3400

Newly admitted international students

Newly admitted international students to New York Medical College must contact the Office of International Students and Scholars.