International Non-US Citizen Admissions
I-20 (F-1 VISA) Requirements for Admission
International students play an important role in enhancing the cross cultural experiences of the student body. There are specific entrance requirements and procedures for international student applicants that may differ from an applicant who is a U.S. Citizen. The strength of the high-school equivalent or college/university program, the record of academic aptitude demonstrated by SAT or ACT results, the TOEFL results and questions on the application are important in determining admission. WJU applicants who submit academic records for coursework taken outside the United States must submit those records to any credential evaluator approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). To view a list of approved service providers, visit the following link: Credential Evaluator Services. The student is responsible for associated fees.
Carefully consider the following:
The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam is required of all international students and must be taken before acceptance to the university is granted. You can be exempt from taking the TOEFL if you have completed at least 4 years of full-time study at a secondary or post-secondary level in which English was the language of instruction, and can provide a letter from the institution stating English is the primary language of instruction. If this is the case, then you must submit either the SAT or ACT instead. See the requirements for the SAT and ACT below.
On the TOEFL exam the minimum score requirement is a 500 on the paper-based test (PBT) or a 61 on the internet based test (iBT). General information inquiries about the TOEFL test can be forwarded to:
- No U.S. government aid is available to foreign students, including student loans. However, you may qualify for WJU academic and athletic scholarships. We do not offer full academic or athletic scholarships. These scholarships are only partial awards and will not cover the entire cost of an education at WJU. You will be responsible for any remaining tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and miscellaneous expenses. Please contact the Admission Office for details about the applicable scholarships.
- You must provide official evidence of complete financial support for your annual educational costs at WJU. The annual tuition, fees, room and board for the current academic year may be found on the Tuition & Fees page. The annual tuition, fees, room and board does not include books, supplies, transportation and miscellaneous expenses. The official evidence that the funds are available must be shown by monthly bank statements for one year with the total amount in U.S. dollars; it can be from more than one source.
- The U.S. "Affidavit of Support" (form I-134) is the most common form used for official evidence, although any officially witnessed written form may be used. Affidavit of Support forms may be requested from the WJU Admissions or Financial Aid Office. On this document the sponsor must state the exact duration and amount of money or provisions the sponsor intends to provide, and the document must be officially witnessed or notarized. If you have more than one sponsor, you must provide an Affidavit of Support form for each one.
- If the student's personal funds are going to be used to pay for all or a portion of their educational costs at WJU, then an official bank statement or certificate of deposit in U.S. dollars of those funds totaling one of the budgeted amounts must be submitted to WJU [see I-20 F-1 VISA Requirements for Admission for amounts].
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Once the admissions requirements are completed and official documentation of complete and sufficient financial support for an I-20 are provided, the admission application will be submitted for consideration. If accepted, the student must pay a $5,000 (US Dollars) enrollment deposit in order to reserve a spot and be eligible to register for classes. If the student cancels before the first day of classes, WJU will fully refund the $5,000. Upon receipt of the enrollment deposit, an I-20 will be issued to the student. Each semester balance owed must be paid before starting classes or else be reported to INS.