International Student Admission

We are focused on making the admission process hassle-free. Please review all applicable requirements prior to applying for admission:

Admission Guidelines

Admission Checklist by Visa Type

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   Admission Deadlines

All incoming students are required to submit all admissions documents by the following deadlines:

 

Transferring from a U.S. Institution:

Entering from overseas:

Fall Semester

August 15 July 30

Spring Semester

December 15 November 30

Summer Semester

April 15 March 30

   Admission Checklists by Visa Type

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 a copy of passport during the application process; submit Visa & I-94 upon arrival in the US)

  • Official Transcript Evaluation if educated outside of the U.S. (must be original). The agency must be a member of www.NACES.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; Doctorate students must have the equivalent of a Master's degree in the US)

  • Official Transcripts from all accredited United States institutions

  • Affidavit of Support (must be signed and dated within 6 months of admission)

  • Bank Statement (minimum funds $23,550, must be within 6 months of admission)

  • Proof of Language Proficiency: Verified TOEFL (iBT 46 or greater), PTE (Score 46 or greater), or IELTS Academic (BAND 5.5 or greater) OR proof of a U.S. degree OR successful completion of specific courses from a U.S. institution (ENG 101, ENG 102, Research Writing Course completed within 7 years of admission) – Mandatory English courses may be assigned based on submitted scores

  • Copies of all current I-20 (if transfer student) 

    If you are a first-time F-1 student traveling from abroad, you will first submit all required documentation to attend Wilmington University as an international student. You will then be issued the form I-20 (after all admissions requirements have been met) no more than 120 days prior to the program start date. 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 the U.S. Embassy website for up-to-date information about Embassies and F-1 Visa application procedures. Once granted the F-1 Student Visa, you can enter the U.S. up to thirty (30) days before your program begins.

  • Immunization Record (proof of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination)

THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED PRIOR TO COURSE REGISTRATION:

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

  • Other program-specific requirements as needed

Admission Checklist for H Visas

  • 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)

  • ESL Placement Test (on campus) –or– Proof of Language Proficiency (see below)

  • Proof of Language Proficiency: Verified TOEFL (iBT 46 or greater), PTE (Score 46 or greater), or IELTS Academic (BAND 5.5 or greater) OR proof of a U.S. degree OR successful completion of specific courses from a U.S. institution (ENG 101, ENG 102, Research Writing Course completed within 7 years of admission) – Mandatory English courses may be assigned based on submitted scores

  • Official Transcript Evaluation if educated outside of the U.S. (must be original). The agency must be a member of www.NACES.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; Doctorate students must have the equivalent of a Master's degree in the US)

  • Official Transcripts from all accredited United States institutions

  • Immunization Record (proof of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination)

  • A Program Planning Conference and/or pre-requisite check is required for all graduate students prior to registration. Please see the academic program-specific webpage for additional information about requirements.

  • Other program-specific requirements as needed

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

  • ESL Placement Test (on campus) –or– Proof of Language Proficiency (see below)

  • Proof of Language Proficiency: Verified TOEFL (iBT 46 or greater), PTE (Score 46 or greater), or IELTS Academic (BAND 5.5 or greater) OR proof of a U.S. degree OR successful completion of specific courses from a U.S. institution (ENG 101, ENG 102, Research Writing Course completed within 7 years of admission) – Mandatory English courses may be assigned based on submitted scores

  • Official Transcript Evaluation if educated outside of the U.S. (must be original). The agency must be a member of www.NACES.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; Doctorate students must have the equivalent of a Master's degree in the US)

  • Official Transcripts from all accredited United States institutions

  • Immunization Record (proof of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination)

  • A Program Planning Conference and/or pre-requisite check is required for all graduate students prior to registration. Please see the academic program-specific webpage for additional information about requirements.

  • Other program-specific requirements as needed

Admission Checklist for Permanent Residents

  • Wilmington University Application for Admission

  • $35 non-refundable application fee

  • Copy of Permanent Resident Card

  • Official Transcripts from United States institutions

  • Official Transcript Evaluation if educated outside of the U.S. (must be original). The agency must be a member of www.NACES.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; Doctorate students must have the equivalent of a Master's degree in the US)

  • Immunization Record (proof of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination)
  • A Program Planning Conference and/or pre-requisite check is required for all graduate students prior to registration. Please see the academic program-specific webpage for additional information about requirements.

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

  • Other program-specific requirements as needed

Admission Checklist for Online International Students

  • Wilmington University Application for Admission and $35 non-refundable application fee

  • Official Transcripts from United States institutions
  • Official Transcript Evaluation if educated outside of the U.S. (must be original). The agency must be a member of www.NACES.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; Doctorate students must have the equivalent of a Master's degree in the US)
  • Proof of Language Proficiency: Verified TOEFL (iBT 46 or greater), PTE (Score 46 or greater), or IELTS Academic (BAND 5.5 or greater) OR proof of a U.S. degree OR successful completion of specific courses from a U.S. institution (ENG 101, ENG 102, Research Writing Course completed within 7 years of admission) – Mandatory English courses may be assigned based on submitted scores
  • Copy of Passport
  • Other program-specific requirements as needed

  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)