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International Students

Admission Requirements

Submit the following materials:

  1. One passport-size photograph.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. See information on test scores below.
  4. Evidence of financial support to finance a program of study without financial 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. A 300-to-500-word handwritten (not typed) statement of educational intent.
  6. Once all materials are compiled and these steps are completed, please send all the documents to the Office of Admissions. Contact Amy Albrecht at amalbre1@wsc.edu for any questions you may have concerning the admissions process. 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. Student Health Form: In addition to the admission application materials, a Student Health form will also be required for each student attending. 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.

Test Scores 

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:


Paper-based = 550 minimum (with no section scores below 56)

Computer-based = 213 minimum (with no section scores below 22)

Internet-based = 79 minimum


6.5 minimum score

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


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.