Official High School transcripts must be translated to English or Spanish. An official transcript must be sent directly from the original school or come in a sealed envelope. Faxed or emailed transcripts must include a cover sheet and be signed by the school.
All international post-secondary documents must go through an evaluation service approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Students need to provide the official credential evaluation in addition to the official transcripts. In order for an evaluation to be considered official, it must come to us directly from the evaluation service. For evaluations, College of Western Idaho recommends:
Academic courses at College of Western Idaho are taught in English and international students must demonstrate appropriate levels of English proficiency in order to be admitted to a degree program. Scores must be less than 2 years old.
Accepted English Proficiency Exams
International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Minimum overall score of 5.0
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Minimum 500 on paper-based test (PBT) or minimum score of 61 on the internet based test (IBT)
International Student Transfer Form - Fill this form out only if you are transferring from another U.S. postsecondary institution. This form needs to be filled out by the student and signed by that institutions representative.
**All of these documents combined with the regular admission requirements must be submitted prior to the International Student Admission deadline.
5 Complete The English Placement Exam
All incoming students must take the CWI Write Class Placement (WCP) exam unless they have previous English credit from a US college or scored a 6 or higher on the SAT essay.
Complete the English placement exam. The PDSO will contact you with the placement information.
6 Get Your Student Visa
Once all admissions requirements are met and the international applicant is accepted to CWI, International Student Services will issue the I-20 and contact the student on setting up an eshipment.
The student must then submit the I-20 to the American Consulate to be considered for a student visa.
If you are out of the country at the time of application, CWI can admit you without math placement, however you will be required to take the assessment test before registering for math.