How to Apply

How to Apply

Siena College welcomes international students to our community! The Center for International Programs is here to offer assistance as you prepare to study in the United States. Please see detailed application instructions below.

First-Year Students

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

Register and complete the Common Application or Siena Fast Forward Application

Semester Deadline
Application Deadlines
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:

*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:

Soha Salamah
Associate Director for International Student Recruitment
Center for International Programs
Siena College
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, New York 12211-1462

Email Address: ssalamah@siena.edu
Telephone Number: (518) 786-5028

 

Transfer Students

If you have already attended a college or university, then you are considered a transfer student. Please complete and submit all materials listed below.

For information regarding transfer scholarships, please click here.

1. Complete the Application for Transfer Students

Complete the Siena College Transfer Application

Semester Deadline
Application Deadlines
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 information on transfer 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 the Transfer Recommendation Form

Transfer students must submit the Transfer Recommendation Form. Please have a counselor, teacher, etc. fill out and submit the transfer recommendation form.

4. Standardized Tests
  • The SAT and ACT are optional. Click here for more information on our test optional policy.

Non-Native English Speakers:

*If you have attended a college or university 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:

Soha Salamah
Associate Director for International Student Recruitment
Center for International Programs
Siena College
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, New York 12211-1462

Email Address: ssalamah@siena.edu
Telephone Number: (518) 786-5028

Visiting/Exchange/Dual-Degree Students

If you would like to spend a semester/academic year at Siena College, or if you plan to pursue an Exchange/Dual Degree Program, please see the information below.

Visiting Students

International students interested in spending a semester/academic year at Siena College are encouraged to apply. Siena provides an excellent environment for the study of the English language, American culture, and a wide variety of academic subjects in science, business, and the liberal arts.

No matter where in the world they call home, 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.

Please see below for application requirements.

Exchange Students

Siena College encourages students from our distinguished partner universities to enroll as Visiting/Exchange Students. Qualified students spend one or two semesters at Siena while earning credits toward a degree at their home institution.

The following is a list of our international university partners who may send students to study as exchange students at Siena College:

Radboud University, Netherlands
Universidad Franciscana, Mexico
Universidad San Pablo, Mexico
FAE, Brazil
Universidade São Francisco, Brazil
San Buenaventura, Colombia
Otto-Friedrich-Universitat Bamberg, Germany

Please see below for application requirements.

Dual-Degree Students

The following is a list of our international university partners who will be able to earn a Dual-Degree at Siena College:

CEFAM, France
FAE, Brazil
Universidade São Francisco, Brazil

Please see below for application requirements.

Application Requirements

To be considered for admission to Siena College as a Visiting, Exchange or Dual-Degree Student, please submit the following materials:

Application

Recommendation

  • Recommendation for Siena International Exchange - This letter may be written in English, Spanish, Portuguese or French.

Transcript

  • Visiting/Exchange: Visiting/Exchange students may submit a scan or copy of their orginal transcript.
  • Dual-Degree: Dual-degree students must submit an official transcript, containing the seal of the school. If not already in English, many students utilize World Education Services for translating their transcript.

Proof of English Proficiency

Please send your application and corresponding documents via FedEx or Global Priority Mail to:

Soha Salamah
Associate Director for International Student Recruitment
Center for International Programs
Siena College
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, New York 12211-1462

Email Address: ssalamah@siena.edu
Telephone Number: (518) 786-5028