Summer Session for Visiting International Students
Visiting international students can attend Pace University for a summer session or two, take classes and experience all New York City has to offer. International students already in the US and currently on an F-1 visa are eligible for summer session course work as a visiting undergraduate or graduate student. View the list of requirements below in order to register for summer courses. Contact the International Admission Office if you have any questions.
- Admission Requirements
- See our course offerings during Summer Sessions
- English Proficiency Requirements
- Visa Requirements
- Health Insurance
Summer Session Dates
- Early Summer I: Monday, May 18, 2020 – Saturday, May 30, 2020 (2-week intensive)
- Summer I: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 – Saturday, July 11, 2020 (6 weeks)
- Summer II: Monday, July 13, 2020 – Saturday, August 22, 2020 (6 weeks)
- Late Summer II: Satursday, August 1, 2020 – Saturday, August 29, 2020 (4-week intensive)
Note: Admission for Summer Session is not yet available for international visiting students from abroad.
English Proficiency Requirements
Students who will graduate or have graduated from a high school in a country where English is not the official language and for whom English is not their first language must present proof of English proficiency by submitting scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson PTE academic that are no more than two years old.
In general, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based version), 213 (computer-based version), or 80 (Internet-based version), a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, or a Pearson PTE academic score of 54 is sufficient to demonstrate the required proficiency in English for admission directly into Pace University programs.
Please review the following information to determine your immigration status.
F-1 Student Status
To study at Pace during the summer, you must be in F-1 student status and enrolled as a full-time student. Full-time enrollment is defined as registration for a minimum of 6 credits in one summer session for undergraduate and graduate students.
- If you do not currently have an F-1 student visa, you must apply for one by obtaining an I-20 form (Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 visa) from Pace University.
- If you are currently enrolled at another U.S. college/university program in F-1 status, you may be able to study at Pace University on your current F-1 student immigration status, while on summer break from your home institution.
Other Non-Immigrant Visas (For example: J-2, H-1B, H-4, G1, A1)
If you are currently in the U.S. in a different non-immigrant visa category (except for B1/B2), you may be eligible to enroll in a short-term program at Pace, as a secondary activity to your visa type. You may study full-time or part-time, no restrictions apply, depending on your immigration status.