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Framingham State University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Hitaishi Bhatia Hitaishi Bhatia
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Framingham State University offers admissions to various undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs to students in disciplines that include arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, education and business. A renowned institute of the US Education System, it has a student population of 6500 students with 4600 undergraduates and 1900 graduates. 

The university accepts applications for fresh intakes in the spring and fall semester. Some other salient points regarding admissions at Framingham State University are as follows: 

  • FSU does not provide any type of financial aid to international students. 
  • In view of Covid-19 situation, the University is constantly revising its schedule for admission. 
  • The University is closed for public visit however the Office of Admissions is operating and can be contacted at or 508-626-4500. 
  • Prospective candidates who missed the fall admission deadline can submit applications with all necessary documents as soon as possible. 
  • Due to the uncertain situation and postponed examination dates, the requirement for the GRE/ GMAT for Master of Business Administration program is waived. 
  • The University follows a test-optional admission policy meaning most students are exempted from submitting SAT/ ACT scores. 


Application Portal Online Portal 
Application Fee (non-refundable) 50 USD 
Mode of Payment Credit/ debit card/ Check 
Academic Calendar Semester based 
Intake Seasons Fall/ Spring 
Work Experience Required (for graduate programs) 
Financial Aid Not provided 

 Admission Deadlines

The Framingham State University accepts applications for the fall and spring semester for its range of courses available for international and domestic students. All interested applicants must submit the applications within the admission deadlines given in the table below: 

Semester Application Deadline (Undergraduate) Application Deadline (Graduate) 
Fall November 15 (Early action) 
February 15 (Regular decision) 
July 1 
Spring December 1 December 1 

International Student Admissions

Framingham State University accepts international applicants provided they have completed high school for undergraduate programs and college for graduate programs. For an application to be successful, it is very important to meet the deadline for submission with all required documents. The process for admission for domestic and international applicants is the same. However, some requirements may vary. 

Application Portal: International students may apply online through the University’s website. 

Application Fee: 50 USD 

Admission Requirements: International students must submit the following documents with the admission application for it to be considered: 

  • Completed application form 
  • Official high school/ college transcripts or mark sheets 
  • Official school leaving certificate 
  • Certified course by course evaluation of the transcript 
  • Standardized test scores of SAT/ ACT 
  • English proficiency test scores 
  • Resume describing work experience, commitment towards family or any other information relevant for admission. 
  • Copy of passport 
  • Copy of visa (for students already in U.S.) 
  • Permanent overseas address 

English Proficiency Test Scores

International applicants whose native language is not English or they have been instructed in a language other than English must submit English proficiency test scores of TOEFL/ IELTS. Minimum score requirements are provided in the table below: 

Exam Minimum Requirements 
TOEFL – Paper based 550 
TOEFL -  Internet based 79 
IELTS 6.0 

Visa Process for International Students

International students whose applications for admission have been accepted by the University will be issued an I-20 form. This will be required for applying for an F-1 student Visa to Study in the USA. The U.S. embassy or consulate requires some documents before an F-1 student visa can be issued. These are as follows: 

  • Copy of I-20 form issued by the University. 
  • Certificate of Finances to verify availability of funds to cover the cost of studying at the University. 
  • Verified bank letter or source of funds showing availability of exact amount of first year’s expenses (28000 USD for undergraduate students). 
  • Completed waiver of confidential information form is optional. This form authorizes the University to communicate the application status with other individuals related to the applicant. 

Framingham State University Undergraduate Admissions

International students can apply for an undergraduate program in arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, education and business. To become a part of the University’s undergraduate class, the following requirements must be satisfied. 

Application Portal: Common Application or Framingham State University Application

Application Fee: 50 USD 

Admission Requirements: Applicants for undergraduate programs must submit the following documents while applying for admission: 

  • Official high school transcripts or scores of national exams 
  • Transcripts must have a course-by-course evaluation done by The Center for Educational Documentation or World Education Services. 
  • Proof of English language proficiency through TOEFL/ IELTS report. 
  • A standardized test score of SAT (FSU code: 3519) 
  • Certificate of Finances for visa application 

Documents such as transcripts, test scores, financial proof must be sent to the address given below: 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions 

Framingham State University 

100 State Street, PO Box 9101 

Framingham, MA 01701-9101 

Contact no.: 508-626-4500 


Framingham State University Graduate Admissions

Application Portal: The students have to apply on the University Application Portal. 

The basic requirement for an applicant to enroll in a graduate program is to earn a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Graduate students are expected to demonstrate a minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 or equivalent when applying at the institute for studying in the USA. Official transcripts must be sent to the University with credential evaluation. 

Applicants must complete an online graduate admission application and submit documents as required by the choice of their program. Specific requirements for graduate programs offered to full-time international students at Framingham State University are given in table below: 

Requirements Master of Business Administration (MBA) Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Master of Public Administration (MPA) Master of Science in Food and Nutrition Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) 
Application Fee 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 
Official Transcripts Required Required Required Required Required 
Intake Semester Fall only Fall only Fall/ Spring Fall/ Spring Fall/ Spring 
GMAT/ GRE Required, GMAT – 400; GRE – 149 (verbal) and 141 (quantitative) Not required Not required Required, GRE – 150 (verbal), 150 (math), 4.0 (writing) Not required 
Essay Required, 2 written essays Not required Not required Not required Not required 
Work experience Not required Required Required Not required Not required 
Personal Statement Not required Required, 300 words Required, 300 words Required, 300 words Required, 300 words 
Resume Required Required Required Not required Not required 
Recommendation letter Required, 2 letters Required, 2 letters Required, 2 letters Required, 2 letters Required, 2 letters 
Admission Interview Required Required Required Not required Not required 

Graduate applicants must send their e-transcripts to or mail to the following address: 

Graduate Admissions Processing Center 

Framingham State University 

Dwight Hall Rm. 209 

100 State Street 

Framingham, MA, 01701 

The decision for admission can only be made once all the academic and financial documents required for admission is submitted to the office. It is recommended that international students apply as early as possible to have sufficient time after the final decision for completing the process of visa. In case of any difficulty, the students must directly contact the Admission office. 

Admission to Framingham State University is little bit assertive, not all candidates satisfying these minimum standards can be admitted. The applicant needs to exceed these requirements to get admission. The university gives the application decision within 3-4 weeks of submission, however, students who are selected for secondary review will be issued their final admissions decision 2 weeks prior before the commencing of classes.

International applicants are advised to fill the application 1-2 week prior to the deadline to avoid any late requirements (which often tends to rejection)


Ques. Is an essay or personal statement required to apply to Framingham State University? 

Ans. Since requirements for all graduate programs vary, therefore, for some courses at Framingham State University students require to write an essay while some require a personal statement. However, the purpose of both is to find out more about the applicant’s achievements, work experience and purpose for joining the institution. 

Ques. Can I apply to get financial aid at Framingham State University? 

Ans. Unfortunately, the Framingham State University does not provide any financial aid opportunities or Scholarships to Study in the USA to international applicants. Domestic applicants can file a FAFSA for being considered for financial support. 

Ques. Does Framingham State University require transcripts to be evaluated? 

Ans. Yes, all transcripts from outside the U.S. must be submitted with a course-by-course evaluation from accepted institutions to Framingham State University. These institutions include: Center for Education Documentation, World Education Services, International Education Evaluations, LLC, and Span Tran. 

Ques. When will I hear about my application from Framingham State University? 

Ans. When Framingham State University receives all required materials, the application will be reviewed by the respective Admissions Committee following which the decision will be communicated to the applicant. Applicants can keep a track of their applications by logging in with their student ID. 

Ques. What GPA is required to get into Framingham State University? 

Ans. Applicants with a minimum average GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 are considered for admission to Framingham State University.

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