Guide to Kean University Freshman Admission for International Prospective Students

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Guide to Kean University Freshman Admission for International Prospective Students


As an international student interested in applying to Kean University, you must be aware of the admissions processes.

  • You need to apply for admission either online or by mail.
  • You must submit your academic credentials to the appropriate admissions office where you wish to apply.
  • You need to provide all immigration documents to the Office of Student and Scholar Services.


Step 1: Application Process


ADMISSION PROGRAM CODE (ISA)

An International Applicant is someone who is applying for (or already holds) an F-1 student visa to study in the United States or is another valid visa holder.

 

An admission to Kean University is based on meeting both academic and financial support criteria.


Requirements:


  • Application Fee: A non-refundable check or money order of $75.00 (USD) payable to Kean University

  • Submit, in sealed envelope, Official High School Transcripts with English translation

  • Submit Official High School Transcripts Evaluation. Applicants applying for freshman admission will need a course-by-course evaluation or a general report evaluation of your secondary transcript. The evaluation must come from an organization affiliated with the National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES). For a listing of NACES member organizations, please visit www.naces.org/members.htm

  • SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) scores or ACT (American College Test) scores

  • TOEFL or IELTS (TOEFL or IELTS scores are required if English is not the applicant’s native language)
    • TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language, minimum scores: Internet based: 80; Computer based: 213; Paper based: 550
    • IELTS: International English Language Testing System, minimum score: 6.5

    (Note: TOEFL/IELTS requirement is only waived if you are a native English speaker or have completed a college-level English Composition course in the US with a grade of "C" or better)


  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

  • Personal Essay: Please express your educational and professional career objectives

If you have questions concerning the international admissions process, please contact Mr. Pedro Lopes at plopes@kean.edu

 

Additional documents should be mailed to:

 

Kean University

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

1000 Morris Avenue

Union, NJ 07083-0411

Phone: 908.737.7100 / Fax: 908-737-7105

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2013



Note: You will receive an admissions decision, via mail, from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If you are granted admission you will be required to submit a $125.00 tuition deposit. Kean University participates in PeerTransfer payment services. For more information, please visit http://kean.peertransfer.com/

 

About PeerTransfer:

  • Eliminate hidden bank fees – ensure Kean University receives the correct amount.
  • Save on exchange rates – in most cases you can make a payment in your home currency. PeerTransfer will process the currency exchange – offering you wholesale exchange rates, unmatched by traditional banks.
  • Peace of mind – 24×7 multilingual customer support when you need it most. Know where your payment is in the bank transfer process.

 

Your admissions packet will also include health services information. Immunization documentation should be sent to the Health Services Office in the enclosed enveloped that will accompany your acceptance package. If you have questions concerning your immunization documentation, please contact Ms. Lori Purwin at lpurwin@kean.edu

 

To apply for on-campus housing, contact the Office of Residential Student Services at 908-737-6800. For more information about housing, visit: http://www.kean.edu/KU/Residence-Life. All documentation for housing should be sent to the Office of Residential Student Services. If you have questions concerning campus living, please contact dcastano@exchange.kean.edu.

 

The Center for Academic Success will mail you information about our College Placement Test (Accuplacer) and Registration Procedures. You must follow these procedures in order to complete your enrollment. You will also be invited to attend a Freshman Orientation by the Center for Academic Success. If you have questions concerning the College Placement Test, Registration or the Freshman Orientation Program, please contact Mr. Stephen Kubow at skubow@kean.edu.


Submit your Admissions Application and all supporting documents to:

 

Kean University

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

1000 Morris Avenue

Union, NJ 07083-0411

Phone: 908.737.7100 / Fax: 908-737-7105

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2013

 

For further information, visit http://www.kean.edu/KU/Undergraduate or call the Undergraduate Admissions Office at (908) 737-7100 or email admitme@kean.edu




Important Kean University Links:

http://www.kean.edu/

http://www.kean.edu/KU/Admissions

http://www.kean.edu/KU/Steps-for-Freshmen

http://www.kean.edu/KU/International-Student-Services

http://www.kean.edu/~iss/Forms/SUPPLEMENT%20International%20OFFICIAL%202011%20Abroad.pdf

http://www.kean.edu/~iss/Forms/Affidavit%20of%20Support%202011.pdf

http://www.kean.edu/~iss/Forms/DeclarationOfCurrentStudentStatus.pdf

http://www.kean.edu/KU/Residence-Life

http://placementtest.kean.edu/index.htm



Step 2: Submit Immigration Documents

 

As an international student applicant you will be required to hold a student visa to study in the US. You must provide all immigration documents along with your $125.00 tuition deposit before Kean can issue your I-20 document which can be used to obtain your F-1 visa. A complete International Student I20 Application [LINK TO FOLLOW SHORTLY] should include the following:

  1. Declaration of Current Student Status
  2. Affidavit of Support
  3. Sponsor’s bank statement translated into U.S. dollars.
  4. Photocopy of passport (photo and biographical information)
  5. I20 Release Form


The following documents must also be submitted if you currently, or have previously, held an F-1 visa:

 

Important: You are also required to attend a mandatory International Student Orientation which will be scheduled at the beginning of each semester. For additional information regarding your Immigration Documents and the International Student Orientation, contact Dr. Stephen Ferst: intst@kean.edu or call the Center for International Studies at (908) 737-7152.


Additional questions relating to requirements needed to obtain an F-1 Student Visa contact the Center for International Studies at 908.737.7152 or visit www.kean.edu/~iss


Freshman applicants must send the immigration documents to:

Kean University

Office of Student and Scholar Services

1000 Morris Avenue

Union, NJ 07083-0411


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  1. Your admission to Kean University does not guarantee on-campus housing. You must contact the Office of Residence Life for to apply for housing. Applicants who require on-campus housing must return the housing application and the $125 housing application fee directly to the Office of Residence Life. The housing application fee must be in the form of a check or money order in United States currency or PeerTransfer and cannot be combined with the $125.00 tuition deposit. For more information about on-campus housing, please visit Residence Life or call 908-737-6800.
  2. Freshman International Students are required to take an ACCUPLACER Computerized placement test upon their arrival at Kean and prior to registration. This test is designed to provide your academic advisor with information about your skills in the English language and mathematics. The result of this test will be used to advise you in the selection of coursework. The Center for Academic Success “General Education Program” will send you information regarding testing dates.
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