International Admissions Requirements

International
  1. Submit an application for Admissions for International Students.
  2. Provide official evaluated transcripts.
    You will need to submit your high school and/or college transcript for evaluation and have the results sent to USW. The university will accept evaluation results from any of the following:
  • Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI)
    P.O. Box 6908, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
    www.acei1.com Phone: 310-275-3530 Fax: 310-275-3528
  • Josef Silney & Associates, Inc. www.jsilny.com
  • World Education Services www.wes.org
  • Global Credential Evaluations, Inc. www.gceus.com
3. All international students coming to the United States to study are required to submit official English proficiency score reports to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at USW. This can be in the form of one of the following:
  • ACT English score of 19
  • SAT score of at least a 910
  • TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based exam, a 213 on the computer-based exam or a 79 on the internet-based exam
  • IELTS score of 6.0
4. Financial Statement- Submit a current financial letter of support (less than one year old) showing the ability to finance the projected educational goals ($23,000). A prospective student must demonstrate that s/he can meet all expenses incurred while a student. A bank statement alone will not be accepted; also include the affidavit of support from the responsible party. ALL LETTERS OF SUPPORT MUST BE OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, NOTARIZED OR ATTESTED.
5. Health Insurance- Health Insurance is required by all international students. Please submit proof of health insurance coverage at the same time you submit your transcripts and test scores. If proof of insurance is not provided or you do not have coverage, health insurance is available through the University at a reasonable cost and can be purchased through the Office of Admission and Recruitment.

International Transfer Student

  1. If a student is transferring from another institution to USW, the student must have maintained his/her immigration "status" and be in "good standing" with the previous institution for the semester prior to the semester the student is transferring.
  2. Submit all official transcripts reflecting accredited college work.
  3. Submit a valid passport, I-94, and if transferring from another institution, the I-20 student copy from the last school attended.

International Admission Procedures

To be considered for admission, International students must submit the following:

1. Transcripts- Official evaluated transcripts are required for admittance. You will need to submit your high school and/or college transcript for evaluation and have the results sent to USW. The university will accept evaluation results from any of the following:

·        Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI)

 P.O. Box 6908, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

www.acei1.com Phone: 310-275-3530 Fax: 310-275-3528

·        Josef Silney & Associates, Inc. www.jsilny.com

·        World Education Services www.wes.org

·        Global Credential Evaluations, Inc. www.gceus.com

2. English Proficiency- All international students coming to the United States to study are required to submit official English proficiency score reports to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at USW. This can be in the form of one of the following:

·        ACT English score of 19

·        SAT score of at least a 910

·        TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based exam, a 213 on the computer-based exam or a 79 on he internet-based exam

·        IELTS score of 6.0

3. Financial Statement- Every international student seeking an international student visa from the U.S. government must submit to the university a bank statement that is no more than six months old at the time you would start attending USW. It should show sufficient funds to cover the estimated cost of attendance at USW for one academic year and must be submitted with a notarized Statement of Financial Backing. The estimated cost of attendance for one year is $23,000 and includes tuition, books, room, and board.

4. Health Insurance- Health Insurance is required by all international students. Please submit proof of health insurance coverage at the same time you submit your transcripts and test scores. If proof of insurance is not provided or you do not have coverage, health insurance is available through the University at a reasonable cost and can be purchased through the Office of Admission and Recruitment.

5. Housing- All unmarried freshman and sophomore students under the age of 21 are required to live on-campus. Please complete and submit the online housing application at http://usw.usimdev.com/Student-Life/Residential-Living/Housing-Application

A housing deposit of $150 is required and must be submitted at the same time you submit your transcripts and test scores. The deposit can be paid by credit card or mailed to the school:

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