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International Student Enrollment

Admission procedures for international students are the same as those for applicants from the United States, with the exception of two additional requirements. Because instruction is given in English, prospective students with a native language other than English are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), administered by the Educational Testing Service, will be made part of the applicant’s file.
 
International students are also reminded that in order to obtain their Certificate of Eligibility, Form I-20, they must provide the financial aid office with a valid affidavit of support, from either personal funds, family funds, or funds from another source (type/source specified). To comply with this request, we ask that the applicant complete the College Board International Student Certification of Finances. This form is available through the admissions office.
 
For information on dates and locations for the test, write:

TOEFL
Box 899
Princeton, NJ 08540
USA 
www.ets.org/toefl  

F.A.Q.

Does WCCC welcome international students?
Absolutely!

Who qualifies as an "international student?
Students not holding American citizenship.

What materials must international applicants submit?
Admissions policies and procedures are the same as for regular first-year applicants, with a few exceptions:

  • International students should complete the International Student Supplement, downloadable here or available from the Admissions Office;
  • Students whose first language is not English must submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language by the application deadlines;
  • If you are proficient in English and find it impossible to take the TOEFL, you must submit one or more of the following: The English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT), The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) and recommendations from teachers who taught you English who can comment on your ability to speak and write;
  • An official transcript of academic work in the language in which it was prepared and a certified translation into English of the transcript.

Does WCCC offer financial aid to international students?
International students can be considered for WCCC funds, although international applicants should be advised that competition for funding is intense and funding is limited.

What is the best way to communicate with WCCC
We encourage students to use a facsimile machine when possible in requesting applications and information about WCCC. (The Admissions Office fax number is 207-454-1092).

We can respond via fax, although we cannot send entire applications through the fax. Therefore, applications must be requested no later than December 15.

Washington County Community College
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