- Application & Fee: A completed application and $50 nonrefundable application fee. Pace offers online and print application options, which vary by student type. To get started, please visit our Apply Today web page and select an application based upon your student type.
- Identification: Send a photocopy or fax of your valid passport/national identity card displaying your photo and name.
- Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from a teacher or counselor who knows you well and can attest to your academic potential and personal characteristics. Letter of Recommendation forms can be found on our Forms & Brochures web page.
- A written essay/personal statement: A personal statement, approximately 500-700 words in length. You may submit an essay on a subject of your choice or on one of the following subjects:
1. A discussion of a personal, local, or national issue;
2. An autobiographical account; or
3. A representative sample of your creative ability.
- Course descriptions or syllabus (in English) from each post-secondary school attended (transfer applicants only).
- Official test scores and other educational materials must be sent directly from the testing authority or institution.
- Official transcripts, diplomas, and leaving examination scores from secondary and post-secondary schools (in English). Transcripts are considered official only if they are sent directly to:
1. Pace University from the education institution of origin OR
2. Sent from any NACES accredited translation evaluator (preferred) OR
3. The student's Ministry of Education OR
4. A U.S. consular officer OR
5. An EducationUSA adviser
Please note: Pace University participates with several electronic transcripts networks: Credentials, Parchment Exchange, National Student Clearing House, and eSCRIP-SAFE. Whenever possible, Pace prefers to receive transcripts electronically. Confirm with the prior institution to determine if they participate in any of these networks. If a send-to e-mail address is required, please use AppProcessing@pace.edu.
English-Language Proficiency Requirements
1. Proof of Citizenship and secondary school graduation from a country where English is the Official language, i.e. Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, United Kingdom, Ireland, Antigua, Scotland, St. Lucia, Bahamas, Barbados, Trinidad/Tobago, Dominica, Grenada, Grand Cayman, Guyana, Belize, Anguilla, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda
2. ACT/SAT scores. Although not mandatory, international students may submit an SAT/ACT score in lieu of a TOEFL/IELTS score. (Although not a rule, generally a 500 or better on the Critical Reading section would warrant a waiver and suffice English proficiency). Submission of SAT/ACT scores may also make international applicants eligible for merit scholarships
3. IB students may submit ENGLISH A1/A2 or B1/B2 results with a score of 4 or better. Students with Higher Level (HL) courses will be awarded college credit as well
4. AP English exam with a score of 4 or better
5. A college level English composition course from an accredited institution in the US with a C or better
6. Successfully complete the Pre-Undergraduate program through Pace's English Language Institute
Global Pathways Bridge Program
If your TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson PTE scores are below the minimums stated above or Admission determines that you need additional English language preparation to be a fully matriculated student, you could be a candidate for the Pace University Global Pathways Bridge Program. Once you submit an application, the Admission Committee will advise you about being admitted into this program.
University Coursework Completed in High School
Applicants who completed AP, IB , or other university-level coursework while attending high school may be eligible for transfer credit. For evaluation of credits, forward official college transcripts and/or test score reports to the Undergraduate Admission Office. In general, AP scores of 4 or better are awarded credit at Pace. The computer science, environmental science, and physics departments grant credit for a score of 3 or better.
I-20 & Visa Process
- For students applying for Spring 2015 - Financial Affidavit
- For students applying for Fall 2015/Spring 2016 - Financial Affidavit
- Bank statements for the last six months showing regular deposits, owner's name, and current balance greater than the amount listed on the Financial Affidavit
- A letter from a bank on bank letterhead indicating the date, account number, account holder’s name, and amount on deposit in U.S. dollars. The letter must include the signature of a bank official. Bank statements are also accepted
- Proof of government or employer sponsorship
- A letter of support from a sponsoring scholarship program, fellowship program, or grant organization
- For students attending the New York City campus - Transfer Recommendation Form
- For students attending the Westchester campus - Transfer Recommendation Form
Program Specific Admission Information
Please note that the fall application deadline for this program is January 15th for first-year and transfer students.
- Apply for fall admission by January 15th, and schedule your audition by February 15th. Academic admission to Pace University is separate from the audition and interview process for the School of Performing Arts. An application for admission must be on file prior to beginning the audition process.
- Auditions and/or interviews are required for entrance to the School of Performing Arts. Information about auditions will be sent to each applicant upon receipt of application. Students will be notified on or before March 31 regarding audition results, provided the student has been admitted based on academic review by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Visit the School of Performing Arts web site for more details.
Please note: Pace Performing Arts auditions and interviews students for fall term entrance only. The next round of auditions and interviews will take place from December through March for Fall 2015.
Admission Decision Notification