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How to Apply

Here is a checklist of the requested documents for applying for the undergraduate studies at Hofstra University:

  • Online application form: either the Common Application or our Hofstra Online Application
  • Nonrefundable application fee
  • Transcript (complete 9, 10 and 11th grade transcript in English)
  • One counselor letter of recommendation
  • Proof of English Proficiency

The English language requirement may be waived if you meet one of the following conditions:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Examination Equivalents: Language & Composition exam or Literature & Composition exam with 4 or better; or
  • Applicants primarily educated in the following countries/territories; or
    • African (Anglophone): Botswana, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya,  Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria,  South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
    • Australia
    • Commonwealth Caribbean (Anglophone): Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago
    • Canada, except Quebec (French)
    • Irish Republic
    • New Zealand
    • United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales)
  • Attended a US High School for 4 years or more; or
  • Attended an accredited U.S. college or university or accredited college or university with English as medium of instruction in the last 2 years; or
  • Attended entirety of high school at an international High School where English is the medium of instruction; or
  • Completion of ELS 112; or
  • Earned college credits (including 3 credits in English Composition with a grade of B or higher) at an accredited U.S. college or university; or
  • Gaokao (Chinese National Higher Education Entrance Examination) English with 120 or higher with skype interview; or
  • IB English A Language and Literature (HL) or English A Language (HL) with a score of 5 or higher
  • IELTS 6.5 or higher; or
  • IGCSE/GCE “O” or “A” Level in English language with a grade of C or better; or
  • Malaysia SPM English 119 with C or better; or
  • SAT or ACT. Please note in order to be considered for merit-based scholarships, SAT or ACT shall be submitted; or
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) score of 53 or higher;
  • TOEFL, internet-based-TOEFL (IBT) score of 80 or higher;

Once you are conditionally accepted to Hofstra, you will be requested to submit the following documents for us to offer your full admission and issue your I20:

If you are currently in the USA, we also need your

All documents can be uploaded into student portal or submitted directly to InternationalAdmission@hofstra.edu as PDF attachments with your full name and Hofstra ID as the subject.