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Graduate programs at Wilmington University afford international students the opportunity to pursue advanced degrees in Business, Information Systems Technology, Education, Nursing and Behavioral Science. Please review the information below for instructions about how to apply to Wilmington University as an international student and obtain an F-1 Student Visa.
To download an application packet and required documents please click here.
Applying for admission as an international student is a multi-step process. Your Designated School Official (DSO) will provide you with information and assistance for each step. It is advisable that you send all the required documents listed on the Document Admission Checklist within the following guidelines:
First, you will submit all documentation required to attend Wilmington University as an international student. This includes all forms, fees, transcripts and any additional program-specific requirements. Once you have submitted all documentation and met all program entrance requirements, you will be issued the Form I-20. With your Form I-20, you will pay the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee. SEVIS is the interface between the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and Wilmington University, and is used to administer your I-20.
After the issuance of the Form I-20 and payment of the SEVIS fee, you will schedule a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy having jurisdiction over your location. Please visit U.S. Embassy website for up-to-date information about Embassies and F-1 Visa procedures.
Once granted the F-1 Student Visa, you can enter the U.S. up to thirty (30) days before your program begins.
Upon arrival in the United States please immediately make an appointment with your Designated School Official (DSO) and bring with you your original I-20, I-94, Passport and F-1 Student Visa.
The following checklist details the items that you will need for the issuance of the
All Incoming International Students:
If you are transferring your SEVIS record from another institution to Wilmington University, you must meet all international and program-specific admission requirements and work with your former institution and Wilmington University to ensure the timely transfer of your SEVIS record.
Please review the admissions checklist below for a list of required documents. You will also find the forms required for admission contained within this document. Once all the documents in the list below are submitted, you will also need the following:
Application must be received by the following deadlines:
All required documents to be submitted by the 15th of the month accordingly.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your DSO in the Office of Graduate Admissions by phone (302) 295-1184 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
For admission to the Division of Nursing and Allied Health, all international graduate nursing students who do not have a RN license in the United States are required to take and receive a passing score on the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) Qualifying Exam. The CGFNS Qualifying Examination is a prerequisite for admission to the Graduate Division. The examination is required by the state of Delaware prior to taking the Registered Nursing Licensing Exam. The registration deadlines for these exams are several months prior to their administration. Early application is essential.
Application materials may be requested from:
3600 Market Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19014-2651 USA
Phone: (215) 349-8767