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Admission Requirements

*Not for domestic students who attended /graduated from an accredited U.S based institution.

** This is a self-assessment tool for all applicants to be completed and submitted at the time of application. WUST is required to assess whether students have the skills, competencies, and access to technology necessary to succeed in a distance education environment prior to their enrolment in the program.

For International Students


In addition to the above documents, the following is required:

  1. Copy of student’s passport (inside cover and signature page)

  2. Original or otherwise certified (notarized) copy of bank statement(s) showing that the international student has adequate funds available to cover the cost of one (1) year of study in the United States. This amount is:

    For Undergraduate programs: $21,390.00, and
    For Graduate programs: $20,040.00

    And, if the bank account statement is not in the student’s name, an Affidavit of Financial Support Form must be completed by the sponsor. The bank statement must not be more than 6 months old. 

  3. For transfer-in students: Copy of passport, the I-94, previous I-20 form(s) and admission letter(s) are required at the time of application

  4. Evidence of English Proficiency
    This may include a minimum,
    TOEFL score of 70 (iBT) Or, TOEFL iBT Home Edition
    IELTS score of 5.5 Or,
    iTEP score of 3.7 Or,
    PTE score of 50 Or,
    WAEC score of C6 Or.DET (Duolingo English Test) score of 90 or higher.

    Note:  A student, who was admitted by any degree-granting institution in the United States is exempt from the English proficiency requirement. 
    A student, who successfully completed all levels of English training in a language school that is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education, will be considered to have satisfied English proficiency.  Students who scored 3.5 on the iTEP test might also be admitted upon written and verbal interviews by a qualified ESL specialist at WUST. 

    Note: English proficiency may be waived on a case by case basis for domestic applicants who can provide proof of successful employment in the US for at least 3 consecutive years within the past 4 years. To be considered, applicants must submit an English Proficiency Waiver Request Form.

5. Official Transcript & US Equivalency: All applicants must submit original official transcripts, or otherwise notarized or attested copies of transcripts, from all colleges or universities previously attended (whether or not a degree was earned).  Transcripts for a degree earned outside the United States must be evaluated by a member of the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The University recommends using (International Education Research Foundation, Inc.) IERF or SpanTran. For admission to all graduate programs, a bachelor transcript or its US equivalency is required.  For admission to all undergraduate programs, a high school diploma along with a transcript or its US equivalency is required.

Note:  For a transfer student, who was once admitted by any accredited degree-granting institution in the United States, WUST does not require foreign credential evaluation as a part of the admission process. An original transcript from the US institution is needed to process transfer credit towards WUST.

6. Conditional Admission Process
Students seeking admission to WUST who do not meet the English Proficiency requirement may be eligible for conditional acceptance. Students who wish to apply for conditional admittance do not need to provide proof of English proficiency or funding documents.
Conditional Admission Requirements:

  • Copy of International Passport

  • Copy of Previous Degree(s)

    • Bachelor’s diploma and transcript for Graduate Applicants

    • High School diploma and transcript for Undergraduate Applicants

All applications of students seeking conditional acceptance will be processed within three business days and will be referred to one of our partner schools upon the payment of a $1,000 (One Thousand Dollar) deposit and $50 (Fifty Dollar) application fee to WUST.
After the student arrives in the United States to attend the English Language Program, the student will be required to update WUST on their progress at least every three months. When the student has completed the program or completed up to an Advanced Level of ESL, they will need to provide an official transcript or certificate from the language school as proof of English proficiency as well of proof of funding for one academic year at WUST.

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