Admission Procedures: International Students
To be considered for undergraduate admission, international applicants must meet the following requirements:
- If applying as a freshman, hold an academic credential that is comparable to a U.S. high school diploma and have a cumulative grade point average greater than or equal to 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- If applying as a transfer student with the equivalent of 24 or more semester credit hours at a recognized post-secondary institution, have a cumulative grade point average greater than or equal to 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on all post secondary academic coursework.
- If English is not the applicant’s native language, the applicant will be required to submit evidence of English proficiency. Evidence of English language proficiency may be provided by one of the following:
- Satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or
- Satisfactory score on Western’s English-as-a-Second Language (WESL) placement test or
- Successful completion of the English as a Second Language Program through the WESL Institute.
International applicants need to refer to the Center for International Studies website at wiu.edu/international for information about submission dates and the international application process.
Inquiries from international applicants may be directed to International-Ed@wiu.edu.
United States citizens living abroad and undocumented persons domiciled in the United States who fall under House Bill 60 (students who have been in high school for three years in the State of Illinois) are not considered international applicants for purposes of this requirement and should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
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