INTO Hofstra frequently asked questions (FAQ)
If you received an offer letter to be in a Pathway program, it was determined that you have great potential to be a successful student at Hofstra University. Your application was carefully reviewed for admission to Hofstra and the Pathway is currently your only option for admission. If you have updated application documents, you may send these to email@example.com including your Application ID in the subject line. This unique program combines intensive college level Academic English, academic skills development, and academic coursework to ensure your success at Hofstra University.
If your offer is for a 1-semester Pathway program, you may have received this offer because you did not meet the competitive academic requirements for admittance into Hofstra University. 1-semester pathway students receive a degree-seeking I-20 and process their student visas as direct entry students.
If your offer is for a 2-semester Pathway program, you may have received this offer because you did not meet the competitive academic or English language requirements for admittance into Hofstra University.
INTO Hofstra University was formed through a partnership between Hofstra University and INTO University Partnerships. INTO University Partnerships is an organization working in partnership with leading US, UK and Australian universities to invest in the development of world-class international student centers. It specializes in preparing students for undergraduate and graduate study.
INTO Hofstra welcomes international students to programs that are aimed at helping them develop English-language competence for both academic and general purposes. It also provides international students with a pathway year of Hofstra University degree-program coursework that results in the students entering an undergraduate or graduate degree program. We offer exceptional support services before, during and after your studies with us, so you can concentrate on your success. We pride ourselves on our diverse environment and provide different programs to suit your needs. We also prepare international students to adapt to the educational, social and cultural norms of their host country while pursuing a degree. Founded in 1935, Hofstra University has consistently been a highly ranked institution by the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best National University Rankings” and is in the top 15% nationwide for return on investment, according to the 2020-21 *PayScale* College ROI Report.
For more information on INTO Hofstra and our programs, please visit www.intostudy.com/hofstra.
Our International Year One (Pathway program) allows you to begin earning credits toward your undergraduate degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry. You’ll receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year and graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students. Depending on your English language scores, you’ll enter International Year One through a customized program that lasts one or more semesters.
Our Graduate Pathway program will give you the academic foundation and essential language skills to successfully move on to your master’s degree. You’ll receive the highest level of support throughout your program, including personalized academic advising, while earning credits toward your degree.
The Pathway program is carefully designed to ensure your success throughout your studies at Hofstra University by combining academic courses with language and skills development to build a foundation for academic success.
Pathway program benefits: - Graduate on time. Joining the Pathway program does not increase the length of your degree program. This may vary for graduate programs. - Earn university credits while enhancing your English and study skills. - Full integration with American and international students starting in your first semester. - Academic advising throughout the program and individual supplemental tutoring for any subject. - Highly trained and experienced Hofstra University instructors in all your classes.
International Year One (undergraduate-level Pathway program) will allow you to graduate the same time as all Hofstra University students starting in the same semester as you. The Graduate Pathway program may add a semester of additional time toward your degree completion depending on classes available and how many classes you take each semester.
Costs vary from year to year but are generally similar to our direct entry pricing. In fact, a Pathway can often cost less than our direct entry degrees when a scholarship is applied. The cost of your Pathway program is provided in your offer letter under Estimated Statement of Fees. More details on costs can be found at www.intostudy.com/hofstra/costs and, once you progress to complete your degree program, at www.hofstra.edu/bursar/tuition-fees.html
Yes, if you have not yet submitted or have updated SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo scores, we can accept them up to four weeks before your program start date.
You may contact our director of marketing and recruitment, Oscar Del Rio, to learn more about Hofstra University and your program. You can connect with Oscar via WhatsApp at +1 516 549 2088, via email at Oscar.DelRio@hofstra.edu or you can schedule a virtual call at https://go.oncehub.com/1HOF.
Please include your student ID number and details of your inquiry to help expedite your questions.
Your offer letter contains all the specifics on required information and documents and what you need to do to confirm your place at Hofstra.
In order to receive your I-20 Form to start the student visa process, all students must submit: - Acceptance and Declaration Forms — Separate email sent to you with a secure link to DocuSign. - Affidavit of Support — Last page on your offer to be completed by your sponsor, if applicable. - Bank Statement(s) — Belonging to your sponsor or yourself, showing a minimum amount as per proof of funding requirements found at www.intostudy.com/hofstra/costs. - Copy of your Passport. - Tuition deposit of $2,000. If you will be living on campus, an additional housing deposit of $2,000 is required for a total of $4,000. You can pay your deposit at your unique payment link found on your Offer Letter.
Additional information and documents may be required if you are requesting on-campus housing, you are currently an F-1 student in the US or you are a minor under 18 years old.
Yes, scholarships are available. Please speak with your academic counselor if you have not been awarded a scholarship with your offer to see if you qualify.
The INTO Hofstra program charges a program fee, not tuition. Financial Aid provided through the university or other sources are not able to be applied to this program. However, you may be eligible for a program scholarship, and if so, this would have been included with your offer letter.
Your confirmation letter outlines important details such as:
- Your start date and study plan - Statement of fees and balance - INTO Hofstra welcome guide
For students who require a visa:
- Visa support letter - Visa interview tips - INTO PASS service to help you with your student visa process
Full payment of fees is due four weeks prior to the program start date. You can pay in full through the INTO pay online link found in the offer letter in the Financial Questions and Answers (Q&A) section. Additional fees might apply for credit cards (Visa or Mastercard) or international money exchange. We do not accept cash payments. You can also pay through a bank wire transfer.
1. Go to www.hofstra.edu/password. 2. Enter your Hofstra ID number. This is a 9-digit number that starts with 703XXXXXX. 3. Check the “I’m not a robot” box and follow the prompts. 4. Click next. 5. Verify your account. An activation link will be sent to the personal email we have on file. 6. Check your personal email and follow the directions. You will need to copy and paste information. If you do not recognize your personal email, we may have an email that your agent provided on file. Email INTOHofstra@hofstra.edu and update your email. 7. Check your email and click on the activation link. 8. Follow the prompts to create your password and click update. 9. If needed, update your recovery email. 10. Congratulations! You can now access the Hofstra Portal at My.Hofstra.edu. Your username h703xxxxxx and your password is the password you have chosen.
The Hofstra Portal is located at my.hofstra.edu. The Hofstra Portal gives you access to your Hofstra email address, your schedule, and information about your classes. If you have trouble with these steps, write the Hofstra Technical Support line firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your Hofstra ID and tell them that you are a new international student and need help activating your portal. Screenshots of the place where you are stuck are helpful.
Activate your Hofstra portal and check your emails regularly. We will be sending you pre-arrival communications with specific instructions. You should download our Welcome Guide for more details.
All students are required to complete the INTO Hofstra Arrivals form as soon as their travel details are confirmed. All students are required to submit their arrival details, regardless of their location or intent to travel, at least 14 days before arriving here: www.intoarrivals.com/hof