Take Your Place at Alliance University

Alliance University is the perfect place to unpack your dream of gaining a world-class education. Imagine studying in one of the most popular destinations for travelers worldwide. New York City is also a pacesetting hub renowned for the fine arts, finance, fashion and entertainment. Choose Alliance University and take your place in a community of learners who hail from more than 57 countries. You’ll engage with each other and explore the endless opportunities available in this metropolis that is a classroom without walls.

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WALKING THIS SEASON TOGETHER

In addition to a general application, international students are required to show proof of ability to afford all enrollment costs and complete all steps of the international student process. Designated School Officials (DSOs) come alongside you as a supportive resource during the process to ensure a smooth transition. Contact one of our DSOs with any questions or concerns. We’re here to help you!

Francis Mbagi

Designated School Official

(845) 348-4797

Application Process

If you are an international student looking to attend Alliance University, it’s important to plan ahead. Make sure that you have plenty of time to receive an admission letter, meet the I-20 requirements, and schedule a US embassy appointment.

If you have any questions or need help with your application, do not hesitate to contact our Counselors for International Students.

The following information is important to the process of your application to Alliance University, your international travel, and your transition to student life.

1. Complete Application

The first step is to submit an online application.

 

2. Submit Documents

Send the following documents to admissions@nyack.edu:

  • High School Transcript and diploma
  • College/University Transcripts: All foreign transcripts must be sent to SpantranGlobe, or WES.
  • Recommendations: Submit a Professional or Pastoral Recommendation Letter.
  • English Proficiency Requirements: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Pearson Test of English (PTE), and Duolingo English Test (DET) are accepted.

 

3. Interview

Once the admission requirements are complete, you will receive an interview notification (it could be a phone call, Zoom meeting or email). This process is to get to know you better and see if Alliance University is the right fit for you!

4. Acceptance

Upon completion of the interview, you will receive a decision letter and a financial package that reflects the scholarship or tuition fee aid that you qualify for as an international student.

5. Submit Form I-20 Requirements

The I-20 Form is to show proof of your ability to cover all academic-related costs. Follow the steps below to complete all of the form’s requirements.

1. Estimated Budget Worksheet
This worksheet outlines the cost of the first academic year and is helpful in the affidavit process. On the worksheet, print your name and indicate the preferred degree program of study.

2. International Student Questionnaire
Provide accurate information on the International Student Questionnaire. These details are needed to fulfill the information required on the I-20 form.

3. Affidavit of Financial Support
An affidavit is required from any individual or agency that vouches to support your monetary commitments (must cover the total cost of attendance for the first year of studies).

4. Affidavit of Room and Board
For students with formal arrangements to live off-campus, it must be filled out by the individual sponsoring housing for the duration of attendance at Alliance University.

5. Bank Statement or Bank Letter
Provide a bank statement or letter that includes the account owner’s name, bank stamp and letterhead, and date (must be issued within 3 months from when you apply for an I-20).

6. Passport Copy
Provide a copy of your passport information page – must be valid for at least six months prior to expected travel to the U.S.

7. I-20 Transfer Certification
If you are an international student currently enrolled in a college in the US, please transfer your I-20 using the form below.

 

6. Apply for F-1 Visa / Schedule Interview Appointment

When you receive your I-20, check that the information is accurate. Then print your name and sign the first page. At the interview, please be sure to take all original documents: acceptance letter, bank statements, etc. when you present your endorsed Form I-20 to the U.S. Embassy.

7. Begin Your Studies at AU!

Once the visa is approved, the Embassy Official will issue you the U.S. F-1 Student Visa (stamped into your passport). The visa gives you permission to enter the U.S. for the purpose stated on it (full-time student). Please make sure that the expiration date of the visa covers the time required to complete the degree program.

Stay in touch once you arrive in the U.S. and reach out to your admissions counselor and PDSO to make sure that your class enrollment is all set for the semester.

International Students Counselor

We’re Here For You!

The well-being of our international students is a priority in our commitment to serve them. We are aware that unfamiliar procedures may arise during the transition. Our Counselors for International Students are here to walk with you through this exciting season. Please reach out with any questions to admissions@nyack.edu or 646-378-6101.