International Student Admission

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

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   Admission Deadlines

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

 

Students already in the U.S. with valid legal status and/or currently attending a school in the U.S.:

Students seeking an F-1 visa to enter the U.S. for the first time and/or currently in their home country:

Fall Semester

August 15 July 30

Fall Block 2*

October 1 Not Available**

Spring Semester

December 15 November 30

Spring Block 2*

February 1 Not Available**

Summer Semester

April 15 March 30

Summer Block 2*

June 1

Not Available**

*International student admission to Block 2 is reviewed on a case by case basis and is not available to students who do not meet certain requirements including but not limited to: applicants must be currently attending an institution in the U.S. and able to provide minimum English proficiency to be waived from all ESL courses.

**Applicants seeking an F-1 visa to enter the U.S. for the first time can only be admitted to the start of each semester.


   Admission Checklists by Visa Type

Admission Checklist for NEW F1 Visa

  • Wilmington University Application for Admission

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

  • Copy of a Valid Passport

  • Official Transcript Evaluation is required if educated outside of the U.S. or a U.S. territory (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). An evaluation is also required for any of the following circumstances:

    • A high school diploma that is non-English
    • A higher education institution transcript that is non-English
    • An institution not recognized by the Department of Education or an approved accrediting body
  • 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

  • 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:

  • Copy of Visa
  • Copy of I-94
  • Program planning conference and/or pre-requisite check (graduate students only)
  • Other program-specific requirements as needed

Admission Checklist for F1 TRANSFER STUDENT

  • 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

  • Official Transcript Evaluation is required if educated outside of the U.S. or a U.S. territory (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). An evaluation is also required for any of the following circumstances:

    • A high school diploma that is non-English
    • A higher education institution transcript that is non-English
    • An institution not recognized by the Department of Education or an approved accrediting body
  • 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

  • Copy of current I-20

  • 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

  • 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 is required if educated outside of the U.S. or a U.S. territory (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). An evaluation is also required for any of the following circumstances:

    • A high school diploma that is non-English
    • A higher education institution transcript that is non-English
    • An institution not recognized by the Department of Education or an approved accrediting body
  • 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 is required if educated outside of the U.S. or a U.S. territory (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). An evaluation is also required for any of the following circumstances:

    • A high school diploma that is non-English
    • A higher education institution transcript that is non-English
    • An institution not recognized by the Department of Education or an approved accrediting body
  • 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 is required if educated outside of the U.S. or a U.S. territory (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). An evaluation is also required for any of the following circumstances:

    • A high school diploma that is non-English
    • A higher education institution transcript that is non-English
    • An institution not recognized by the Department of Education or an approved accrediting body
  • 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 is required if educated outside of the U.S. or a U.S. territory (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). An evaluation is also required for any of the following circumstances:

    • A high school diploma that is non-English
    • A higher education institution transcript that is non-English
    • An institution not recognized by the Department of Education or an approved accrediting body
  • 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