Graduate Admissions for International Students
If you have the desire to continue your education beyond a bachelor’s degree, Keuka College’s Master of Science in management (MSM) program, with a concentration in international business, offers a great opportunity to learn the principles of success in the global economy.
In order to be considered for admission to the Master of Science in management program, you must:
- Have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Independent evaluation of foreign transcripts may be required and your account will be charged the fee.
- Your cumulative grade-point-average must be at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (an interview may be required if a GPA is below 3.0).
- TOEFL or IELTS scores are required (minimum 78 TOEFL IBT and 6.0 IELTS) if English was not the primary language of instruction.
For assistance applying, check out the step-by-step guide below.
Graduate Admissions Step-by-Step Guide: How to Study Here
- Complete and submit all required application materials:
- A completed online application for graduate study
- A personal statement as described on the application
- An essay as described on the application
- Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references
- Academic transcripts in English
- TOEFL or IELTS score unless you’re from an exempt country or your bachelor’s program was taught in English
- A financial statement. More information is available on the Financial Arrangements page.
- Copy of the identification page in your passport.
- Once we have received all required application materials, we will review your application and you’ll receive a response from us within 1-2 weeks. A personal interview (either in person, via phone, or through video conference) may be required, but you will not need to travel to the United States for this interview.
- Once you are accepted, an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student form is created through U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ice.gov) by Keuka College.
- We will mail an I-20 form to you along with your acceptance letter.
- You then must pay $200 USD to the United States Department of Homeland Security for the creation of an I-901. This fee does not guarantee a student visa and is paid on the Internet. You must pay this fee before setting up an appointment with your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
- Once the fee is paid, contact your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to schedule an appointment for your visa interview. We have made additional visa information available as well.
- Once you have been granted a visa, you will need to set up transportation arrangements to arrive at the Greater Rochester International Airport (KROC). Your acceptance materials will note the dates you should arrive in the United States. You will need to keep Keuka College’s Center for Global Education informed of your travel itinerary so that we may arrange transportation for you from the airport to the College.
The visa process may take months, so proper planning is essential.
Keuka College cannot change the visa process, speed it up, or change decisions made by ICE officials. Make sure you are well prepared for your visa appointment.
Vicki Trumbower is our assistant director of international admissions, and she can answer any questions you have about Keuka College or the admissions process.
Priority: November 15
Final: December 15
Fall (August) Application Deadlines
Priority: January 6
Final: March 2
This page was printed on 05/21/2013 from