International Applicants – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Am I required to take the SAT or ACT?
The Office of Admissions does not require students to submit an SAT and ACT for admissions to Medgar Evers College but will accept them if submitted.
What score must I attain on the TOEFL to be considered for admission?
To be eligible for admissions, students must attain the following TOEFL: Paper-based 470; Computer Based (CBT) 150; Internet Based (IBT) 52.
Where do I submit the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20)?
You must submit a completed I-20 form along with supporting financial documents to the address below.

Attention: Joylyn Phillip-Ndiaye
Office of Admissions
Medgar Evers College
1637 Bedford Ave, Suite 120
Brooklyn, NY 11225
How do I go about applying for an F-1 student visa?
To apply for F-1 Visa students must: first submit an I-20 application; and once approved, the Designated School Official (DSO) will issue the I-20 and all instructions to pay the SEVIS fee and how to obtain an appointment with the United States Consular for their F-1 Visa.
Can I receive financial aid?
F-1 visa students are not eligible for financial aid but are eligible to participate in the CUNY Tuition Payment Plan. International students can also seek tuition assistants by applying for scholarships and grants outside of the college community. Please contact the Scholarship Coordinator, Ms. Evelyn Jacques at 718.270.6132 or
How much is the SEVIS processing fee?
The SEVIS processing fee is $200.00. But students must first submit I-20 Form. Students must receive their I-20 before paying the SEVIS fee.
If I have questions, who do I contact and how?
You may contact Joylin Phillip-Ndiaye, by e-mailing: