Wilkes University

Admission of International Students

International students are defined as those who do not hold U.S. citizenship, who are not permanent residents of the U.S., or who do not hold resident alien status in the U.S.

International students must submit the following in order to be considered for admission to Wilkes University:

1) a completed application;
2) official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL, STEP, Eiken, IELT) or evidence of the successful completion of an accredited intensive English language program, or English must have been the language of instruction for the student;
3) Declaration of Finances Letter;
4) a letter of financial support;
5) official transcripts of all secondary or post-secondary work completed to date (all transcripts should also be accompanied with a translation if in a language other than English); and
6) and a copy of the secondary or post-secondary diploma or leaving certificate. International transfer students are encouraged to have a credit evaluation conducted by World Education Service (WES) or a similar University-accepted agency.

For admission in the fall semester, applicants who reside outside of the USA must return their completed application and attendant documents by June 15. Applicants who reside within the USA, and have a valid visa, must return their completed application and attendant documents by August 1.

For admission in the spring semester, applicants who reside outside of the USA must return applications and documents by November 15. Applicants who reside within the USA, and have a valid visa, must return applications and documents by December 10.

An I-20 form will only be issued after the application process is complete and the student has been admitted to the institution.


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