How to Apply
Siena College welcomes international students to the Siena community! The Office of International Programs is here to offer assistance as you make the decision to study in the United States. Feel free to email Br. Brian Belanger, O.F.M., Ph.D with any questions you may have regarding the application process. You may also consult the list of Frequently Asked Questions. Please see the Preparation to Study in the US section below for additional important information.
Please submit the following materials in order for your application to be considered:
Register for, and complete the Common Application
Fall Semester - March 1 Priority Consideration
Fall Semester - June 1 Only on space available basis
Spring Semester - November 1
*Any applications submitted after their deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
Send all transcripts and school results from each secondary school and post-secondary school that you have attended.
Transcripts must be official, containing the seal of the school
If not already in English, transcripts need to be translated into English. Many students utilize World Education Services for translating transcripts.
Native English Speakers:
Native English speakers must take and submit official results of the SAT.
Siena College's SAT code is 2814
Non-Native English Speakers:
Submit a personal essay of 1-2 pages describing your interest in Siena College and your goals for studying in the United States.
A letter of recommendation is required from a teacher, advisor, headmaster, or guidance counselor associated with your school who knows you personally and can comment on your academic and extracurricular activities. This letter must be signed and written in English.
CERTIFICATE OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
You must sign the Certificate of Financial Responsibility which states that you will be able to pay and be responsible for the expenses of studying at Siena College.
Siena International Partnerships
Siena College encourages students from our distinguished partner universities to enroll as Visiting Students. Qualified students spend one or two semesters at Siena while earning credits toward a degree at their home institution. Visiting Students enjoy the same rights and privileges as matriculated Siena students, have access to the same resources, and benefit from individualized assistance. International Student Services provides the advice and support needed for a positive and productive period of study at Siena College.
The following is a list of our international university partners who may send students to study as a visiting student at Siena College:
Radboud University, Netherlands
Universidad Franciscana, Mexico
Universidad San Pablo, Mexico
Universidade São Francisco, Brazil
San Buenaventura, Colombia
Otto-Friedrich-Universitat Bamberg, Germany
The following is a list of our international university partners who will be able to earn a Dual-Degree at Siena College:
Universidade São Francisco, Brazil
To be considered for the Siena International Exchange, please submit the following materials:
Recommendation for Siena International Exchange - This letter may be written in English, Spanish, Portuguese or French.
Please feel free to contact us at the Office of International Programs to learn more about life at Siena for our international students. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST.
Office of International Programs
Br. Brian Belanger, O.F.M., Ph.D
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211-1462
Phone: +001 (518) 786-5047