The admissions process at Stevens seeks to ensure that you have an accurate picture of the opportunities available at Stevens, while also giving the Admissions committee enough information to assess your potential for success. Applying as an international student is a slightly different process than applying as a domestic applicant.
International students who apply to Stevens for undergraduate programs need to submit all the required high school materials and recommendations that domestic students submit: your official high school transcript and two letters of recommendation (one from a counselor and one from a teacher.) We also require a personal essay, in which you tell us about yourself and why you wish to attend Stevens. All international students from non-English speaking countries must send information that has been officially translated into English.
International students looking to transfer from another university must also submit an official transcript of your courses and grades from your university (in English translation) along with a syllabus or Course Catalog describing all the courses which you have taken at your University (in English translation). Transfer students must also send one letter of recommendation from a former professor.
International applicants must also complete an interview. As it is unlikely most applicants will be able to complete an interview on campus, you should schedule a Skype interview as early in the process as possible. See details below.
International students applying to Stevens Institute of Technology as freshmen can satisfy testing requirements in the following manner:
TOEFL (minimum 80 IBT) or IELTS (minimum 7 overall) AND one of the following options:
- Two (2) AP Exams – Calculus and either Chemistry or Physics
- Two (2) SAT Subject Tests – Math and either Chemistry or Physics
- International Baccalaureate Degree with two higher level exams scores in math or science.
Students may choose to submit SAT scores (Critical Reading and Math) in lieu of the previous requirements.
Applicants from countries where the SAT and ACT are not offered (People’s Republic of China and Iran as examples) will be considered without a full set of test scores. They will be required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will work closely with you to assure the committee has enough information to consider your application.
Stevens requires all applicants to complete an interview with the admissions office. While we encourage you to visit our campus and interview in person, due to the distance that you may live from Stevens, you may complete your interview over the phone or via Skype. Please contact Ilona Castro, Director of International Undergraduate Admissions, by email at email@example.com or via phone at (201)216-8349 to schedule an interview.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation, one from a counselor and one from a teacher, are required and must be submitted to support your candidacy. (One letter from a former professor is required for Transfer Applicants.)
A personal statement is required and must be included with your application. If you wish, you may also send other materials that you believe support your candidacy, such as special projects, research papers, honors and awards, and creative writing.
For an international student’s application to be considered complete, you must supply financial documentation. The committee cannot review your application until this and all other supporting documents have been received. If you plan to use your personal funds to cover all of your educational and living expenses at Stevens, the only document you have to submit is a copy of your recent, official bank statement. If at least a portion of your financial support comes from a sponsor, both you and your sponsor have to complete the Financial Verification Form. If you have more than one sponsor, each of your sponsors has to complete and sign this form.
While we do not grant need based financial aid, we have a limited number of Global Scholars Awards for international students. It is reviewed on a case by case basis and awarded by academic merit.
For traditional fall semester applicants: our admissions cycle is rolling. We will review your application and notify you of our decision after your application is complete.
By June 1: Complete and return a Stevens Application for Admission. Make sure to include a personal statement, your recommendations, and transcripts. Also complete and submit all testing requirements.
Notification: We work on a rolling admissions cycle and will notify you after your application is complete.
I-20 and Visa Information
Stevens' International Student and Scholar Services Office will issue an I-20 to International Students once they have been accepted, official test scores have been received, and proof of financial support for 1 year's study at Stevens has been received. This is a U.S. immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) requirement. Stevens cannot issue an I-20 without this proof, which includes a completed Financial Verification Form or an INS Affidavit of Support (I-34) accompanied by supporting bank documentation (see Financial Verification Form).
This documentation should be submitted when you apply to Stevens (see Financial Documentation section on this page). You will receive your I-20 approximately 2 weeks after your acceptance into Stevens.
If you are interested in speaking with someone in our office regarding International Undergraduate Admission, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 201-216-5194 or by e-mail. You may also contact Ilona Castro, Director of International Undergraduate Admissions at (201) 216-8349, by email or via Skype at ilona.vcastro.