• Application & Fee: A completed application and $50 nonrefundable application fee. Pace offers online and print application options, which vary by student type. To get started, please visit our Apply Now web page and select an application based upon your student type.
• Identification: Send a photocopy or fax of your valid passport/national identity card displaying your photo and name.
• Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from a teacher or counselor who knows you well and can attest to your academic potential and personal characteristics. Letter of Recommendation forms can be found on ourForms & Brochures web page.
• A written essay/personal statement: One essay/personal statement, approximately 250-650 words in length, which will assist the Admission Committee in reviewing your application. The essay/personal statement you submit must consist solely of your own original work.
• Course descriptions or syllabus (in English) from each post-secondary school attended (transfer applicants only).
• Official test scores and other educational materials must be sent directly from the testing authority or institution.
Note about the new SAT Scores: for the Spring 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018 terms, we will accept both the old SAT scores (from tests taken prior to March 2016) and the new SAT scores. Students taking the new SAT are not required to submit the Optional Essay. Starting with the Fall of 2018, we will accept only the new SAT scores.
• Official transcripts, diplomas, and leaving examination scores from secondary and post-secondary schools (in English). Transcripts are considered official only if they are sent directly to:
• Pace University from the education institution of origin OR
• Sent from any NACES accredited translation evaluator (preferred) OR
• The student’s Ministry of Education OR
• A U.S. consular officer OR
• An EducationUSA adviser OR
• The Institute for Foreign Credential Services: www.ifcsevals.com
I-20 & VISA PROCESS
To receive a Form I-20 from Pace University for obtaining a student (F-I) visa, the applicant must demonstrate that he or she has sufficient funds available to pay for tuition and living expenses for at least one year of study in the United States. Students must provide evidence of additional financial support of $10,000 per year for a spouse and/or child who accompanies them to the U.S.
Applicants who will require a student (F-I) visa must submit the Financial Affidavit.
• For students applying for Fall 2016 – Financial Affidavit
All monies pledged on the Pace University Financial Affidavit for International Students Form must be verified by one or more of the following:
• Bank statements for the last six months showing regular deposits, owner’s name, and current balance greater than the amount listed on the Financial Affidavit
• A letter from a bank on bank letterhead indicating the date, account number, account holder’s name, and amount on deposit in U.S. dollars. The letter must include the signature of a bank official. Bank statements are also accepted
• Proof of government or employer sponsorship
• A letter of support from a sponsoring scholarship program, fellowship program, or grant organization