Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business welcomes applicants from all countries and values the perspectives that international students bring to the Baruch community. Please be sure to visit our International Student Service Center for guidance for international students.
*Applicants impacted by the closure of ETS testing centers: See English Language Proficiency section below for a new TOEFL/IELTS exam alternative.
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Completing an Application
- Online Application
- Application Fee
- GMAT or GRE score
- Letters of Recommendation
Full details can be found on our Application Components page.
Duolingo English Test: Given the recent suspension of activities at testing centers, applicants can now satisfy Zicklin’s English proficiency exam requirements by taking the Duolingo English Test (DET). Unlike the TOEFL, which has to be taken at a testing center, the DET can be taken at home. We will require a score of 120+ on the DET, which is equivalent to a 100 on the TOEFL.
Applicants educated outside the United States may need to take an English Proficiency Exam.
You are exempt from the English Proficiency Exam if you:
- Completed a post-secondary degree (Bachelor’s/Master’s/Doctorate) in the United States
- Completed a post-secondary degree (Bachelor’s/Master’s/Doctorate) from one of the English speaking countries listed below.
- Documented proof of attendance in a U.S. school from 1st-12th grade (Elementary, Middle School, and High School are all required)
If you don’t meet any of the above conditions, then you will need to submit scores from one of the following English Proficiency Exams:
Please note: The TOEFL and IELTS are valid for 2 years.
|Countries Exempt from English Language Exam|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Ghana||Papua New Guinea|
|Australia||Grenada||St. Kitts and Nevis|
|Belize||Jamaica||Saint Vincent and Grenadines|
|Botswana||Marshall Island||Trinidad & Tobago|
International education systems vary around the world and therefore our admissions committee needs to understand the comparability of international qualifications with U.S. degrees.
- If the country of your transcript is listed in the table below: Our office can internally prepare an international credential evaluation for applicants with transcripts from these countries.
Please Note: We reserve the right to request that an applicant provide an NACES approved international credential evaluation.
- If the country of your transcript is NOT listed in the table below: You are required to obtain an international credential evaluation from one of the pre-approved SpanTran Evaluation Services and World Education Services, or WES. If you plan to use WES, we recommend that you use their “WES Basic – Course by Course” package as it is one of the fastest ways in which we will receive your academic record and will provide all the information we will need. Other common NACES organizations include International Education Research Foundation and Education Credential Evaluators. organizations. Be sure you request that they send the completed evaluation along with transcripts evaluated to Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business. The most common NACES organizations that we accept evaluations from are
|Countries that we can perform internal international credential evaluations for:|
|Caribbean countries||New Zealand||Taiwan|
|European Union members||Pakistan||Turkey|
Applicants to Zicklin’s MS in Accountancy: In addition to any credential evaluations that might be needed, we encourage MS in Accountancy applicants to complete a NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) Advisory Evaluation. The NASBA evaluation report is designed to identify any CPA required academic deficiencies in your education, and our academic counselors use this report to best advise you on your course selections leading up to the CPA exam.
Once You’ve Been Admitted
International applicants seeking a student visa to study in the U.S. will need to complete the Request for Certificate of Eligibility and the Declaration and Certification of Finances. You can view a copy of the I-20 application and get a list of all the documents needed on the Baruch’s I-20 Process website.
To obtain a student visa for full-time study, you must demonstrate the ability to pay for your entire first year of study in the U.S. You also will be required to indicate the source(s) of funding for your second year. Even if you cannot fully support your first year, please indicate your sources of partial funding. For visa purposes, you should not include potential merit scholarships or loans as sources of funding. However, international students are considered for merit scholarships.
Estimated Living Expenses Per Year
|Books and Supplies||$1,819|
|Total Living Expenses||$28,905|
Preparing for Enrollment
All students need to submit proof of MMR immunization and proof or waiver for Meningitis immunization before registering for classes. Review and submit your immunization requirements. If necessary, the Student Health Center offers immunization inoculations at no charge and performs a blood test for a fee if you require.