If this is your first time applying to college, then you are considered a Freshman. Please complete and submit all materials listed below.
For information regarding scholarships for Freshmen, please click here.
1. Complete an Online Application
|Fall Semester||November 15 - Priority Consideration|
|Fall Semester||February 15 - Regular Admission|
|Spring Semester||November 1|
Any applications submitted after their deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
2. Submit Official Transcripts
Send all transcripts and school results from each secondary school and post-secondary school that you have attended. For more information on AP and IB credits, please click here.
- Transcripts must be official, containing the seal of the school
- Transcripts should be sent by a counselor, teacher, principal, head master, etc. in order to be considered official
- If not already in English, transcripts need to be translated into English. Many students utilize World Education Services for translating transcripts.
3. Submit an Essay
Submit a personal essay of 1-2 pages describing your interest in Siena College and your goals for studying in the United States.
4. Submit one Letter of Recommendation
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.
5. Standardized Tests
- The SAT and ACT are optional. Click here for more information on our test optional policy.
Non-Native English Speakers:
- Non-native English speakers are required to submit an English proficiency score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). *
- Siena College requires a TOEFL score of 65 or better (iBT) or an IELTS score of 5.5 or better.**
*If you have attended a secondary school where the language of instruction is English, you may not be required to take an Exam of English Proficiency.
**Students with a TOEFL between 65 and 78 or IELTS between 5.5 and 6.0 will take an English-language assessment upon arrival and may be placed in one or more credit-bearing ESOL courses.
Please send your application and corresponding documents via FedEx or Global Priority Mail to:
Associate Director for International Student Recruitment
Center for International Programs
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, New York 12211-1462