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Prospective/Newly Accepted International Students

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Prospective Students | Newly Admitted Students

Interested in applying to Wilkes University?
Here are some Helpful links to get you started:

Prospective Students

Interested undergraduate or Intensive English applicants checklist

These documents need to be submitted in order to have a completed application

  1. Complete an online application or fill out a paper application
  2. Submit official transcripts from a secondary school and/or university
  3. Submit a copy or scan of the passport (photo Identification page)
  4. If the student is already in the US, a copy or scan of the visa, I-94, and I-20
  5. Certified translations of all documents into English, if applicable WES or ECE evaluations of the transcripts from that institution
  6. Evidence of financial support (financial guarantee, bank statements, salary certificates, etc.)
  7. Sponsor affidavit for finances for room and board
  8. Evidence of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or English as language of instruction in home country)

Graduate student applicants should contact Graduate and Professional Studies for application requirements

For more information about undergraduate admission to Wilkes University contact Xiaoqiao Zhang by email or by phone at (570) 408-6120. You can also visit the Admissions Website.

Deadlines for Admission:

Fall Semester - June 15th
Spring Semester - November 15th
Summer Semester (IEP and Graduate applicants only) - March 15th

Newly Accepted Students

Welcome to Wilkes University!
Before your arrival here at the school there are certain steps that you will need to take. The International Student Services Office is here to help you make the transition to Wilkes as easy as possible. To start, here is some important information to look at before arrival.

New Student Information:
How to Get Your Form I-20
Visa and travel information for new students
Important Information to Read Before You Come to Wilkes University
Sponsor’s Affidavit of Support and Financial Guarantee
Sponsor’s Free Room and Board Affidavit
A guide to Wilkes University and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Travel from Major International Airports
Information for Wilkes International Students for Off-Campus Housing
International Student Handbook-Summer 2014

According to University Guidelines you will need to turn in a Health Form and have health insurance while attending Wilkes University. Before arrival in the US please have this form completed and turn it in to ISS at orientation or to the Health Services office at Wilkes University. You will receive this form with your acceptance letter; you can also download the form here: Health & Physical Form

When arriving at Wilkes you will need to attend the MANDATORY orientation. Here you should bring with you:

  • Your copy of I-20
  • I-94 admission number (print out) retrieved from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Website. For more information click here
  • Passport
  • U.S. Visa
  • Health Insurance (If you have it, if not you will be required to get the school’s)
  • Health Form
  • Financial Guarantee (if applicable)
  • TOEFL and IELTS score (if an academic student)




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