As an international student, you bring a new perspective to an already diverse college community. While U.S. industries and job opportunities expand, the demand for talented individuals with your diverse background will continue to grow.
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Apply as an International Student if you:

  • wish to study in the U.S. under a student visa (F-1). If you have a valid B-1 or B-2 visa, you must change it to F-1.
  • currently hold an F-1, F-2, J-1, or J-2 visa

Required Application Materials

  • an application submitted via our online application or the Common App
  • official transcripts*
  • an English proficiency exam, with the following minimum scores if your language of instruction is not English:
    • TOEFL (web-based): 85+
    • IELTS: 6.5+
  • a personal essay on a topic of your choice

Application and I-20 eligibility materials must be submitted by June 1 for Fall semester or November 1 for Spring.

* If your language of instruction is not English, the transcripts must be evaluated. Visit or to see acceptable evaluation services.

Applying for an F-1 Student Visa

  • Receive an acceptance letter from Russell Sage College Office of Admission
  • Submit the International Student Financial Form
    • You will need to indicate the finances available to cover the cost of attendance for one academic year (cost of attendance varies and changes per year)
    • This form must be accompanied by proof of funding and/or sponsorship
  • A copy of your current passport
  • Submit your enrollment deposit
  • Receive your I-20 from Russell Sage College
  • Pay the SEVIS fee and complete the Visa Application
  • Schedule and prepare for your interview with the closest U.S. embassy or consulate
  • For interview preparation, please visit this link

All application materials should be sent by mail or email. For more information, contact us: [email protected]