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International Student Admissions

Graduate Students

All international graduate students must complete the following steps and/or submit the materials listed below.  


For online master's degrees

1. Complete Your Application

In most cases, international students pursuing an online master's degree need only to submit the online application and their transcripts. However, acceptance into certain graduate programs may have additional criteria for admittance.  You'll first need to choose which graduate program you are entering, then review the admission criteria listed for that particular program. There may be additional requirements beyond submitting your application and sending transcripts (ie. reference forms, writing samples, etc.).
See our master's degree programs.

2. Send Your Transcripts

Official or certified true copies of academic transcripts with official English translation are required. Request an official copy of your transcipts to be sent to the WSC Admissions Office. Transcripts may be sent to admissions@wsc.edu or on parchment by mail to:

Office of Admissions
Wayne State College
1111 Main Street
Wayne, NE 68787

 

For on-campus master's degrees

1. Complete Your Application

Acceptance into certain graduate programs may have additional criteria for admittance.  You'll first need to choose which graduate program you are entering, then follow the admission instructions listed for that particular program. 

Instructions for applying online:
1. You will need an email address to set up your account.
2. You can save your application at any time and submit at a later time.
3. If you are under 18, you'll need to have your parent or guardian present to submit your final application.

See our master's degree programs.

2. Send Your Transcripts

Official or certified true copies of academic transcripts with official English translation are required. Request an official copy of your transcipts to be sent to the WSC Admissions Office. Transcripts may be sent to admissions@wsc.edu or on parchment by mail to:

Office of Admissions
1111 Main Street
Wayne, NE 68787

3. Evidence of Language Skills

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

Notes:
1. You can substitute the TOEFL or IELTS with an ACT or SAT score report.
2. Official evidence of English language skills must come directly from the testing agency.
3. ESL and intensive English language instruction is available through community colleges within a one-hour drive of Wayne State College. 

4. Financial Support

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

5. Score Reports

An official score report for any required standardized test for graduate study (GRE or GMAT) is required prior to admission.

6. Handwritten Statement

A 300-to-500-word handwritten (not typed) statement of educational intent and interests. Download and print our template, write your essay, scan and submit with your application materials.

7. Letter of Recommendation

It is important that a recommendation letter be written by someone who knows your academic capabilties.  Professors (faculty members) are the most common choice to write a letter of recommendation; however, other professionals who know you well and have supervised your academic work or research are also appropriate choices.

 

Note: Although a student may have a bachelor’s degree from a foreign country, the student may not be considered a graduate student. Determination of status is based on the recommendations and reports of professional and certified evaluation services (i.e., Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), World Education Services (WES), etc.). International students entering a graduate program at WSC may be required to enroll in transitional courses based on these evaluation services.  This is to ensure that students have the appropriate undergraduate background required to be successful in their graduate program.