International students are accepted for admission
to the college through the Admissions
Office. International students should request
application forms 10 to 12 months before they
intend to begin studies at Hudson Valley
Community College. This will allow time for
exchange of correspondence and evaluation of
all necessary documents. An international student
must present, for admission, a translated,
notarized copy of all academic credentials.
If it is necessary to determine course equivalencies
international students are required to
utilize World Education Services, a fee-based
credentialing service. This service will evaluate
transcript(s) and then provide a course-by-course
transcript evaluation that can be presented
to Hudson Valley Community College
for potential transfer credit evaluation.
International applicants must display proficiency
in English and they are required to take the
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
To gain admittance to the college, a minimum
score of 500 is required on the paper-based test,
a minimum score of 173 on the computer-based
test or a minimum score of 61 on the iBT version.
The Advanced Placement International
English Exam (APIEL) is also accepted with a
minimum score of “3.” Finally, after admission,
the international student applicant must
demonstrate sufficient economic resources to
cover the cost of education and living in the
United States. Specific inquiries should be
directed to the international student advisor at
All international students residing in the
United States of America who have obtained
permanent resident status must submit a copy
of their “green card” when filing the
Application for Admission to the college.
For information regarding English as a Second
Language courses, refer to the Course