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International Admissions

 

Applying as an International Student


International applicants can apply for free to Westminster College using either the Common Application or the College’s application.

 

Application Deadlines

All application materials and supporting documents must be received by these dates:

Fall Semester
June 1
July 1
Spring Semester
October 1
November 1
Summer Semester
February 15
April 1

Applications submitted after the deadline and incomplete applications will be considered for the next term.

 

Application Documentation Required

Official Academic Transcripts from all high school and post-secondary schools attended.

Transcript Evaluations

Transcripts from colleges, and universities outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by an agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluators, the Association of International Credential Evaluators, or by IDP Education. See the list below.

SAT or ACT Scores

Westminster College is test-optional and does not require SAT or ACT scores for admission, however, our partner institutions for advanced degree programs currently require test scores for admission. Students applying to the following programs must submit SAT or ACT Scores

English Proficiency

Westminster Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language.

Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and Duolingo are accepted. Minimum acceptable scores for standard English tests are

  • TOEFL: 80 – Internet based
  • IELTS: 6
  • Duolingo: 95-100 or higher

Test scores are considered official only when they are sent directly to Westminster College from the testing service.

ETS School Code

Westminster’s Educational Testing Service (ETS) school code is 2975.

Exceptions to the English Testing Requirement

  • A college or university degree has been earned in the United States prior to applying to Westminster.
  • Students who have successfully completed two years of full-time academic study in a degree-granting program in the United States.
  • GCSE or GCE English exam – Letter grades A, B or C, or numerical grades 4-9
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma

 

Annual Tuition, Room & Board, and Fees


Tuition, room and board, fees and expense are updated annually.

 

Medical Insurance


All full-time international students must have an approved medical insurance plan. Prices fluctuate based off VISA type, home country and athlete versus non-athlete. Plans can be purchased using this link to the GBG International Student Insurance Portal.

Scholarships


International applicants will be evaluated at the time of admission for eligibility for merit scholarships.

 

Financial Information


International students must demonstrate the ability to finance their education at Westminster College.

Cost of Attendance

International students must show $53,050 in financial support to attend Westminster.

Financial Support

All international students must complete the Financial Declaration Form as required by United States immigration law. Students must demonstrate the resources to meet their expenses while attending Westminster College.

  • Complete and submit the Financial Declaration Form.
  • Submit all bank statements or affidavits supporting all funding available towards the cost of attendance. Tax documents and proof of income are not acceptable forms of documentation.
  • Award letters or documentation supporting any scholarship funds available to go towards the total cost of attendance are acceptable forms of documentation.
  • All documentation must show in US Dollars and in English.

 

I-20’s


Westminster College will issue an I-20 after receipt of the following items if the student is otherwise admissible to the College.

Required Documents

  • Copy of the applicant’s current and valid passport.
  • Copy of the applicant’s current and valid visa if in the US.
  • Copy of the applicant’s current I-94 if in the US.
  • Financial Support Form
  • Official bank statements or other appropriate financial documentation.

 

International Credential Evaluation Agencies


International Transcript Evaluation Agencies

Full course-by-course evaluations are required for any transfer credit.

  Center for Educational Documentation

P.O. Box 170116, Boston MA 02117
Tel: 617.338.7171 | Fax: 617.338.7101
info@cedevaluations.com


  Education Perspectives

134 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1900 Chicago, IL 60602
Tel: 312.421.9300
info@edperspective.org


  World Educational Services – Preferred Partner of Westminster

P.O. Box 745 Old Chelsea Station, New York NY 10013-0745
Tel: 212.966.6311 | Fax: 212.966.6395
info@wes.org


  International Education Research Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 3665, Culver City CA 90231-3665
Tel: 310.390.6276
ies@aacrao.org


  AACRAO Educational Evaluation Services

One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520 Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202.296.3359
ies@aacrao.org


  Scholaro International Transcript Evaluation Services

29 E. Madison Street, Ste. 1005, Chicago, IL 60602
Tel: 312.373.0952
info@scholaro.com


  Spantran

450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1107 New York, NY 10123
Tel: 646.475.2570
status@spantran.com


Or any current agency that is a current member of www.naces.org or www.aice-eval.org. Completed International Transcript Evaluations will be sent directly from the evaluation agency