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International Students | Steps to be admitted

 

Important

 

All applications for August entrance must be completed and returned to Wayne State College (including all supporting documents) by June 1.

Applications for January entrance must be in by Oct. 1.
Applications for Summer entrance must be in by March 1.

 

 

1. Complete the International Application Form.
Please use the exact legal name as it appears (or will appear) on your passport. All documents submitted must use this name. If you are admitted, this name will appear on all permanent records at WSC. If you have more than one family name, please select ONE to use for record purposes.

 

 

2. Submit one passport-size photograph.

 

 

3. Submit official or certified true copies of academic transcripts with official English translation; transcripts from secondary schools or a GED equivalency are necessary for all new incoming freshmen students.

 

 

4. Submit official evidence of English language skills (i.e., TOEFL, IELTS, or (comparable test score report such as ACT or SAT) directly from the testing agency.

It is recommend that applicants submit these test scores at least 3 months prior to the application deadline for the desired semester or session of enrollment.

 

Minimum Scores
Wayne State requires a high level of proficiency in English. This helps ensure that students who speak English as a second language are able to participate fully in college life, both in and out of class. In order to demonstrate proficiency, the following minimum scores are required for admission consideration:

  • TOEFL
    Paper-based = 550 minimum (with no section scores below 56)
    Computer-based = 213 minimum (with no section scores below 22)
    Internet-based - 79 minimum

  • IELTS - 6.5 minimum score

You can substitute the TOEFL or IELTS with an ACT or SAT score report.

 

ESL
GST 196 - ESL Writing and Reading Skills (1)
This course is designed for students whose first language is not English. The course will help students expand reading skills, increase vocabulary, improve academic writing, increase grammar skills and improve pronunciation. class time will be spent on practicing speaking, reading and writing skills.

 

We offer an ESL ( English as a second Language) writing and reading skills class to help prepare students for academic success. For information at a complete ESL program, contact Notheast Community College at 800-348-9033.

 

 

5. Evidence of financial support to finance a program of study without financial assistance from WSC.

Download & print the Financial Resources Certification Form.

This form must be filled out completely and correctly.

 

Study in a foreign country always requires careful financial planning. International students accepted by WSC may enter the United States with an F-1 student visa. In accordance with U.S. Immigration Law, I-20 or F-1 visas can be issued only to persons who are pursuing a full-time course of study at an American college or university. Certificates of eligibility for visas cannot be issued until the student has proven ability to provide full financial support for the entire stay in this country. To obtain a certificate of eligibility, the Office of Admissions must be provided with official documents showing the source of funds for the entire period of study.

 

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Summarized below are the approximate basic expenses for one academic year (eight months of study). Please note that these estimates apply only to non-married undergraduate students and costs can change each year. As new expense information is updated, it will become available from the Office of Admissions.

 

Estimated 2013-14 Costs

Tuition

Fees

Room

Board

      $8,400.00

      $1,374.00
      $3,000.00

      $3,190.00

Direct Cost for 2 Semesters    $15,964.00

Other expenses

(books, supplies, ect...)

     $4,500.00

Total per academic year

US $20,464.00

Tuition: $280.00 per credit hour

 

ROOM (per semester)

  - Standard
 

Anderson/Berry/Bowen/Morey/Terrace

$1,500.00
  Neihardt/Pile $1,570.00
     
  - Single
 

Anderson/Berry/Bowen/Morey/Terrace

$1,995.00
  Neihardt/Pile $2,090.00
     
  - Premium
 

Anderson/Berry/Bowen/Morey/Terrace

$2,620.00
  Neihardt/Pile $2,750.00

   

MEAL PLANS (per semester)

  - Residence Hall Plans
 

19-meal / 7 day + $100 Flex

$1,595.00
 

15-meal / 7 day + $135 Flex

$1,595.00
 

10-meal / 7 day + $165 Flex

$1,595.00
     
  - Commuter Meal Plans
 

5-meal / 5 day + $50 Flex

$560.00
  3-meal / 5 day + $225 Flex $560.00

 

Housing Deposit: $50.00

 

Students who remain in Wayne from May through August should allow a minimum of $1,500.00 per month for living expenses. Students who plan to continue their studies during these months should allow additional funds for tuition and books.  Please see the summer schedule for fee rates and classes offered. Those interested in on-campus housing for the summer months should contact the Business Office (402-375-7224) for summer rates.

 

The college also closes during certain holidays (approximately three weeks per year). During these times, food service is not available.

 

Students who are foreign nationals on temporary visas are not eligible for financial aid. The possibility for employment is also limited by law.

 

 

6. A 300-500 word handwritten (not typed) statement of educational intent.

 

Once all materials are compiled and these steps are completed please send all the documents to the Office of Admissions. Contact Amy Wagner at amwagne1@wsc.edu for any questions you may have concerning the admissions process. We look forward to seeing you at WSC!

 

Additional information about living on campus:

The campus will close during certain holidays (approximately three weeks out of the year). Residence halls will close during this time and food service will be unavailable. International students may request to stay on campus during these holidays by completing a form available from Residence Life.

 

 

7.Submit Student Health Form

In addition to the admission application materials, a Student Health form will also be required for each student attending. Print the health form here. If you plan on living in student housing, you will need to fill out the application form and submit the appropriate one-time deposit of $50. You can complete the student housing form here.

 

 

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Transfer Students

Complete all of the steps above, plus:

 

1. If you want to transfer credits to WSC from a foreign institution, you will need to send transcripts, or a copy of, to ECE for the course-by course evaluation.

 

Please see the information below for ECE.

 

Visit the ECE Web site

ECE
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
USA

 

Phone: (414) 289-3400

 

FAX: (414) 289-3411

 

E-mail: eval@ece.org

 

2. Submit two letters of reference

 

 

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Graduate Students

Complete all of the steps above, plus:

 

1. Complete the International Application Form.
Please use the exact legal name as it appears (or will appear) on your passport. All documents submitted must be in this name. If you are admitted, this name will appear on all permanent records at WSC. If you have more than one family name, please select ONE to use for records.

 

2. Evidence of financial support to finance a program of study without financial assistance from WSC.

Download & print the Financial Resources Certification Form.

 

3. One passport-size photograph

 

4. Complete the International Graduate Application Supplement form.

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Summarized below are the approximate basic expenses for one academic year (eight months of study). Please note that these estimates apply only to non-married graduate students and costs can change each year. As new expense information is updated, it will become available from the Office of Admissions.

 

Estimated 2013-14 Costs

Tuition  (18 credit hours per year)

Fees

Room

Board

      $6,399.00
          $981.00

      $3,000.00

      $3,190.00

Direct Cost for 2 Semesters    $13,570.00

Other expenses

(books, supplies, ect...)

     $4,500.00

Total per academic year

US $18,070.00

Tuition: $355.50 per credit hour (on campus)

               $275.00 (online)

 

ROOM (per semester)

  - Standard
 

Anderson/Berry/Bowen/Morey/Terrace

$1,500.00
  Neihardt/Pile $1,570.00
     
  - Single
 

Anderson/Berry/Bowen/Morey/Terrace

$1,995.00
  Neihardt/Pile $2,090.00
 
  - Premium
 

Anderson/Berry/Bowen/Morey/Terrace

$2,620.00
  Neihardt/Pile $2,750.00

   

MEAL PLANS (per semester)

  - Residence Hall Plans
 

19-meal / 7 day + $100 Flex

$1,595.00
 

15-meal / 7 day + $135 Flex

$1,595.00
 

10-meal / 7 day + $165 Flex

$1,595.00
     
  - Commuter Meal Plans
 

5-meal / 5 day + $50 Flex

$560.00
  3-meal / 5 day + $225 Flex $560.00

 

Housing Deposit: $50.00

 

 

 

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I am Accepted, Now What?

 

1. Get the Appropriate Visa

Once an international student is accepted for admissions by WSC, the student will be able to enter the United States with a student Visa F-1.

 

The F-1 Student Visa is used by most students. For this temporary visa, you must be enrolled full-time at a college or university during the academic year. In order to apply for the visa, the college will send you an I-20 form with your admissions letter, upon the receipt of proof of full financial support for your attendance. The I-20 form must then be taken to a United States Embassy or Counselor Official to apply for the visa.

 

 

If you are a Canadian citizen, you do not need a visa to attend. Instead, you are required at the port of entry to present a certificate of eligibility for non-immigrant status (the I-20 we provide with your admission letter) and evidence of adequate funding for your proposed program of study. You will then be issued a card indicating your student visa status.

 

The student must provide funds to WSC in advance if he or she wishes to have this paperwork sent priority mail.

 

 

2. Get Health Insurance

International students attending WSC are encouraged to be continually enrolled in an approved health insurance policy that includes a medical evaluation and treatment as well as repatriation benefits. If the student does not have such coverage, WSC has information on proper insurance coverage.

 

If you already have an insurance policy which will cover you in the United States, you may contact the Student Health Office at 402-375-7470 or rekorth1@wsc.edu or the International Student Advisor at 402-375-7321 or rovick1@wsc.edu to see if it meets the minimum coverage requirements. While the college exerts every effort to protect the physical and mental health of students, it cannot assume responsibility for expenses of students incurred by sickness or accidents.

 

 

My WSC Checklist

1. Complete application

 

2. Submit transcripts

 

3. Send English language skills score reports

 

4.Complete financial resources certificate form

 

5.Submit statement of educational intent

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