Graduate Studies

Transfer Students

Transfer Student Admissions

Submit the following to complete your application file:

  1. $30 non-refundable application fee. This can be paid online when you submit your application. Students who need to mail a check or money order can select “Pay by Check” at the end of the application process and then submit their application.
  2. A copy of your passport to ensure that we have the correct spelling of your name.
  3. Official transcripts or mark sheets from all universities (post-secondary schools) attended sent directly from the institution to International Admissions. If these are not in English, an official word for word English translation must be submitted with the original documents.
  4. Applicants who have earned less than the equivalent of 24 semester hours of college credit will be required to submit secondary school transcripts.
  5. TOEFL requirement:  73 iBT; or IELTS requirement:  6.0 , or  ITEP  requirement 3.7
  6. If you are admitted, you will need to provide evidence that you can pay for your first year of study by submitting a bank statement or scholarship letter. If you are not the account owner listed on the bank statement, you must also submit the Affidavit of Support signed by your sponsor.
Transfer Student Admission Requirements
  1. Have a combined grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all college level coursework attempted and good standing at the last institution attended. All marks and scores will be converted to a 4.0 grading scale.
  2. Applicants who have earned less than the equivalent of 24 semester hours must also meet freshman admission standards.
  3. Proof of English proficiency for admission to academics. If you do not meet English proficiency, you will be required to complete the WESL program before entering academics.

You do not have to submit proof of English proficiency if you meet the following criteria within two years of starting matriculation date at WIU:

  • You studied at least two years at a regionally accredited U.S. post-secondary institution and earned the equivalent of at least 24 semester hours of transferable degree credit to include ENG 180 And 280 with a grade of “C” or higher; OR you earned an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of General Studies degree while completing the equivalent of ENG 180 and 280 with a grade of “C” or higher withing two years of starting matriculation date at WIU, or.
  • You completed a minimum of two academic years of full-time study at the secondary level in a country where English is the primary language (not merely the language of instruction), immediately prior to the proposed date of enrollment.

Applications are reviewed in the order that they are completed. You should allow at least four to five weeks after we have received all of your supporting documents to process your application file. Once an admission decision has been made, you will be notified of your next steps at the email address on your application.


See our Transfer Credits page  for information about transferring your undergraduate college credits.