If you are unsure whether to apply as a domestic or international student, please contact the Office of Admissions before submitting your application. As a general guideline, applicants should apply as a domestic student unless they require an F-1 visa to study in the United States or are currently in the United States on an F-1 visa.
* This is an online learning assessment tool for all applicants to complete and submit at the time of application to assess whether they have the technical skills, competencies, and access to technology necessary to succeed in and benefit from a distance education environment prior to enrollment (ACCSC Standards of Accreditation, Substantive Standards, Section IX (F)(1)(2)). This assessment tool can be found at https://www.wust.edu/de-self-assessment.
1) Application Form
Get your application started by submitting an online application! Once the application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email and may begin submitting your documents for review by our Office of Admissions.
2 & 3) Previous Degree and Official Transcripts
For admission into any undergraduate program, applicants must provide a copy of their high school diploma and their official high school transcript.
For admission into any graduate program, applicants must provide a copy of their bachelor degree and their full academic transcript. In accordance with SCHEV standards, applicants must have obtained a 4-year degree from an accredited institution to be eligible for admission into a graduate program. Exceptions may be made for applicants who have been fully admitted to a regionally accredited U.S. university or college at the same program level.
Note about sending transcripts: Official transcripts can be sent electronically through Parchment or physically mailed to the university.
If sending official transcripts electronically, please have them sent to your Admission Officer’s email address or to [email protected].
If mailing transcripts, please have them sent to:
Office of Admissions
Washington University of Science and Technology
8133 Leesburg Pike #200
Vienna, VA 22182
4) Government Photo ID
Applicants must provide a copy of their government-issued photo identification. We can accept a drivers license, state ID, passport, or any other government-issued identification.
5) Statement of Purpose
At this time, the statement or purpose is not required, but it is highly recommended. Applicants may submit 150-250 words about why they want to attend WUST or their goals and aspirations.
6) Distance Education Assessment (DEA)
This is an online learning assessment tool for all applicants to complete and submit at the time of application to assess whether they have the technical skills, competencies, and access to technology necessary to succeed in and benefit from a distance education environment prior to enrollment (ACCSC Standards of Accreditation, Substantive Standards, Section IX (F)(1)(2)). This assessment tool can be found at https://www.wust.edu/de-self-assessment. The DEA is required of all applicants.
7) Proof of English Proficiency
Any applicant who has received at least 4 years of instruction in English from an accredited institution in the United States, Canada, Australia, or the United Kingdom is not required to submit proof of English proficiency. All other applicants are required to submit proof of English proficiency. Applicants may submit either:
1) English proficiency test scores that meet the minimum scores of:
TOEFL score of 78 (iBT) or, IELTS score of 6.0 or,
iTEP score of 3.7 or,
PTE score of 50 or,
WAEC score of C6 or,
DET (Duolingo English Test) score of 110 or,
TOEIC score of 800 or,
Cambridge Assessment International Education AS Level or A Level in English Language
2) Successful completion of the advanced level (CEFR B2 level) of an English Language program accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
3) Resume reflecting full-time employment in the United States for at least 3 consecutive years within the last 4 years AND an English Proficiency Waiver Request Form. The waiver can be downloaded here.
8) Degree Evaluation
All applicants who obtained their previous degree/diploma from an institution outside the United States must have a formal degree evaluation conducted to determine if the degree is equivalent to a U.S. degree of the same program level. Applicants can have a general degree evaluation conducted by any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
For admission into our graduate programs, a bachelor degree must be equivalent to a 4-year bachelor degree in the U.S. For undergraduate programs, a high school/higher secondary diploma must be equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma. Exceptions may be made for applicants who have been fully admitted to a regionally accredited U.S. university or college at the same program level.
Note about transfer credits: For any applicant who wants to transfer credits from an international institution, an official transcript and a course-by-course degree evaluation is required. The University recommends International Education Research Foundation, Inc (IERF) for all course-by-course evaluations. The university cannot guarantee transfer credits. For more information about our transfer credit policy, please refer to the School Catalog.
Domestic applicants can choose to complete their program either online or in person. All students who complete their program 100% online receive the Distance Education Tuition Assistance, a 50% discount on their tuition fee for the entirety of their program. Please note that any student receiving the Distance Education Tuition Assistance forfeits the discount if they choose to take any classes on campus for the remainder of their program. You can find more information about tuition assistance and scholarship opportunities on our website.
WUST is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in Federal Student Financial Aid programs. To learn more about your financial aid eligibility, options and the application process, please visit the Financial Aid page or get in touch with our Director or Financial Aid, Anita Wyche.
Students interested in using their military educational benefits at WUST should contact the Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC). Students are encouraged to contact their local VA Regional Office regarding questions pertaining to eligibility and entitlements.