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Stony Brook Admission Process & Application Documents

SUNY Korea's Stony Brook University program admission process is conducted through the online application system on the SUNY KOREA website. The annual number of applicants is divided into spring and fall semesters, and recruitment is conducted twice a year. All applications must be sutmitted through the SUNY Korea website. Students are recruited twice a year, for Fall and Spring semesters.

Deadlines and required documents are subject to change according to the adjustments made in the university’s policies


  • Current high school seniors
  • High School graduates
  • Obtained GED or equivalent test

Required Documents

  1. 1High School Transcript
    • a. Transfer applicants: Applicants with less than 24 college credits must submit college transcript and high school transcripts
    • b. GED applicants are highly advised to submit other supplementary documents
  2. 2Personal Statement
    • a. Completed within the online application page and must be 650 words or less
    • b. Applicants with gap year(s) are highly recommended to explain
    • c. Optional essays may be submitted through the online application
  3. 3Letter of Recommendation
    • a. Employees of private academies and SUNY Korea faculty/staff are NOT recommended as a referee
    • b. An electronic form will automatically be sent to a referee via email once applicants enter the contact information in the application page
  4. 4Standardized English Test Scores
    • a. Minimum Requirement and Institution Code
      Standardized English Test Scores - Test, Minimum Score, Institution Code
      Test Minimum Score Institution Code
      TOEFL (iBT & Home Edition) 80 7499
      TOEFL Essential 9.0 7499
      SAT (ERW) 480 7442
      ACT (ENG) 19 7029
      IELTS 6.5 SUNY Korea
      DET (Duolingo) 105 SUNY Korea
      PTE Academic 53 SUNY Korea
      A-level (Advanced) English in College C SUNY Korea
      IB English Higher level 5 035969
      AP English Language and Composition 3 7442
      AP English Literature and Composition 3 7442
      • Official reporting through the testing agency must be completed by the application deadline
      • Copies of test scores must be uploaded in the online application
      • Submitting a standardized English test score may be waived if:
        • Applicant is from an English speaking country
        • Applicant has completed at least 3 years of high school in the US
        • For Transfer Applicants: Taken an English college course with a grade of “C” or better, excluding ESL courses

Supplementary Documents (Optional)

Other documents such as SAT, ACT, AP/IB,College Scholastic Ability Test, high school portfolio, certificates, award, etc. may be submitted.

Please Note:

  • All submitted documents should be issued in English.
  • Documents issued in a different language should be translated and notarized.
  • Scholarship/Financial Aid applications must be submitted with the online application

Important Deadlines

Important Deadlines - Entry Term, Application Start Date, Priority Deadline, Regular Deadline(International Applicants, Korean Applicants)
Entry Term Application Start Date Priority Deadline Regular Deadline
International Applicants Korean Applicants
Spring 2023 July 19, 2022 November 30, 2022 December 15, 2022 January 31, 2023
Fall 2023 October 18, 2022 May 1, 2023 June 15, 2023 July 17, 2023

Dates above are subject to change

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Application Process

Visit the Online Application Site ( → Admission → Apply)
Create Application Account
Enter Personal Information and Recommender’s Information / Upload Documents
Apply for Scholarship / Financial Aid (optional)
Complete and Submit Application
Pay the Application Fee (50 USD / 60,000 KRW, directions provided on site)
Submit Official High School Transcripts to SUNY Korea Admissions Office (For Transfer Applicants: Submit Official College Transcripts; For GED Applicants: Submit GED Scores)
Pay a Deposit (For Accepted Students ONLY) (1,000 USD, Directions Provided Once Accepted)

Other Important Information About SBU Admissions

Provisional Admissions

Students who are deemed eligible for the program with the exception of English skills are accepted provisionally. Students will participate in Intensive English Courses (IEC) for three to twelve months (depending on the proficiency level) before starting their studies in their major. Students who have been admitted provisionally may submit standardized English test score before the final deadline may be changed to regular admissions.


Not all applicants are required to do an interview, but some may be offered to participate in one. Interviews are conducted for additional review and verification of applicants' eligibility for acceptance, and are usually conducted online for about 30 minutes with the head of the department or a professor from the department.

Second-Choice Major

Applicants can choose up to 2 majors when applying. Applicants applying as Business Management Majors can choose a Second Major; however, applicants applying as other Majors cannot choose Business Management as their 2nd Major.