International Students

International Admission Office helps international students succeed academically, personally, and professionally during their time at WilmU.

We are focused on creating an easier transition for students, from helping new students navigate the visa process and acceptance process to enrolling in courses and attending specialized international orientation sesssions.


  Admission Checklists by Visa Type

Admission Checklist for B1 and B2 Visa

  • Wilmington University Application for Admission (B1/B2 applicants must apply as non-degree students and can take 1 ESL class or 1 class for recreational purposes)

  • $35 non-refundable application fee

  • Copy of a Valid Passport, Visa, and I-94

Admission Checklist for F1 Visa

  • Wilmington University Application for Admission

  • $35 non-refundable application fee (paid at the time of submitting application)

  • Copy of a Valid Passport, Visa, and I-94 (overseas applicants submit copy of passport during application process; submit Visa & I-94 upon arrival in the US)

  • Official Transcript Evaluation for overseas institutions (must be original) The agency must be a member of www.NACES.org , www.AACRAO.org , or www.NAFSA.org (General report for High School, Detailed or Course-By-Course Report with GPA for college or university. Masters students must have an equivalent of a Bachelor's degree in the US, and Doctorate students must have the equivalent of a Masters degree in the US to qualify verified by a specified agency)

  • Official Transcripts from all accredited United States institutions

  • Affidavit of Support (must be an original, signed, dated, notarized document, valid within 3 months of admission)

  • Bank Statement (minimum funds $22,500, must be original, valid within 3 months of admission)

  • TOEFL (iBT61 or higher)/ IELTS (Band 5.5 or higher) score (must be official)

  • Copies of all current and previous I-20's (if transfer student)

THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED PRIOR TO COURSE REGISTRATION:

  • Copy of transfer form with confirmed in SEVIS release date (transfer students only)

  • All students educated outside of the US must complete ESL AccuPlacer to for placement in ESL courses, determined by an International Advisor

  • Program planning conference and/or pre-requisite check (graduate students only)

  • Immunization Record (measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) HBV & Tetanus required for Nursing applicants only)

  • Signed and Dated Tuition Form

  • Signed and Dated Visa Compliance Form

Admission Checklist for H1 Visa

  • Wilmington University Application for Admission

  • $35 non-refundable application fee

  • Copy of a Valid Passport, Visa, and I-94 (for H4 students only, also submit copies of the H1-B Passport, Visa, I-94, and H1-B approval notice)

  • Official Transcript Evaluation for overseas institutions (must be original) The agency must be a member of www.NACES.org , www.AACRAO.org , or www.NAFSA.org (General report for High School, Detailed or Course-By-Course Report with GPA for college or university. Masters students must have an equivalent of a Bachelor's degree in the US, and Doctorate students must have the equivalent of a Masters degree in the US to qualify verified by a specified agency)

  • Official Transcripts from all accredited United States institutions

  • Immunization Record (measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), HBV, Tetanus) (Health History form is required for Nursing applicants only)

The following are required prior to course registration:

  • All students educated outside of the US must complete ESL AccuPlacer to for placement in ESL courses, determined by an International Advisor

  • Program planning conference and/or pre-requisite check (graduate students only)

Admission Checklist for J Visa

  • Wilmington University Application for Admission

  • $35 non-refundable application fee

  • USCIS form DS-2019

  • Copy of a Valid Passport, Visa, and I-94 (for H4 students only, also submit copies of the H1-B Passport, Visa, I-94, and H1-B approval notice)

  • Official Transcript Evaluation for overseas institutions (must be original) The agency must be a member of www.NACES.org , www.AACRAO.org , or www.NAFSA.org (General report for High School, Detailed or Course-By-Course Report with GPA for college or university. Masters students must have an equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree in the US, and Doctorate students must have the equivalent of a Masters degree in the US to qualify verified by a specified agency)

  • Official Transcripts from all accredited United States institutions

  • Immunization Record (measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), HBV, Tetanus) (Health History form is required for Nursing applicants only)

 The following are required prior to course registration:

  • All students educated outside of the US must complete ESL AccuPlacer to for placement in ESL courses, determined by an International Advisor

  • Program planning conference and/or pre-requisite check (graduate students only)

Admission Checklist for PR Visa

  • Wilmington University Application for Admission

  • $35 non-refundable application fee

  • Copy of Permanent Resident Card

  • Official Transcripts from United States institutions

  • If educated outside of the US, Official Transcript Evaluation (must be original) The agency must be a member of www.NACES.org, www.AACRAO.org , or www.NAFSA.org (General report for High School, Detailed or Course-By-Course Report with GPA for college or university. Masters students must have an equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree in the US, and Doctorate students must have the equivalent of a Masters degree in the US to qualify verified by a specified agency)
  • Health History form (for Nursing applicants only)

 The following are required prior to course registration:

  • All students educated outside of the US must complete ESL AccuPlacer to for placement in ESL courses, determined by an International Advisor

  • Program planning conference and/or pre-requisite check (graduate students only)


  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Applying for Admission

Registering for Courses

Maintaining Visa Status

Daily Life