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CWI is eager to be a destination for students from across the globe! Our One Stop Student Services team and International Student Advisors are here to help from the time you inquire about our institution, through the visa process, and beyond.
- Get started by applying for admission and completing the steps outlined below.
- Not sure which degree or certificate you would like to pursue? CWI offers a variety of programs and hands-on training opportunities to help you reach your goals, transfer on, or prepare you with the skills needed for a successful career.
International Student Admission Process
The International Student Admission Deadline is July 10, 2023, for Fall 2023 semester. There is not a summer start option.
1. Complete the FREE Admission Application
- International students must be 18 or older to apply.
- The International Student Admission Deadline is July 10, 2023, for Fall 2023 semester.
- View the Academic Calendar additional dates and deadlines.
- The admission application should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
- Creating a password for your account will enable you to return to your application at any time to complete.
Once your application has been submitted, be sure to add email@example.com as a contact to ensure you are receiving important communication from the College.
2. Submit Transcripts
International students seeking a degree or certificate are required to submit official transcripts as part of the admission process.
Official transcripts must be:
- translated to English or Spanish,
- and evaluated by an approved evaluation service.
3. Verify English Proficiency
Classes at CWI are taught in English. As such, international students must demonstrate appropriate levels of English proficiency in order to be admitted to a degree program.
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 score of 500 on paper-based test (PBT) or 61 on internet-based test (IBT)
- Duolingo English Test — minimum score of 90
All documents can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Provide Additional Documentation
As an international student, additional documentation is required of you for admission including:
- Color copy of your current passport
- International Student Questionnaire
- International Student Transfer Form
- Complete this form only if you are transferring from another U.S. postsecondary institution. The form should be signed by a representative from said institution.
- International Student Financial Documentation Form
- include a bank statement that is less than 6 months old from the date of your semester start in U.S. dollars.
Cost of Attendance
Type Academic Year* Tuition and Fees for Full-Time Enrollment (minimum 12 credits)
$7,344 (For 12 credits per semester)
$306.00/per credit over 12 credits
Food and Housing** $8,149 Books, Course Materials, Supplies and Equipment $1,573 Personal Expenditures** $3,205 Transportation** $2,015 Estimated Total $22,286
*Estimated costs are for a full-time, undergraduate, international student taking at least 12 credits each semester.
**Food and Housing, Transportation, and Personal Expenditures may vary depending on circumstances.
5. Obtain Student Visa
Once you have completed steps for admission and are officially accepted as a student, CWI will issue you a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) proving you are legally enrolled in a program or are a student in the United States. Your I-20 will allow you to apply for an F-1 student visa through the American Consulate.
- Once all your required documents have been received and processed, your I-20 will be available within 7 business days.
- Your Designated School Official (DSO) at CWI will contact you to arrange for your I-20 to be sent to you or picked up.
- If you are an international student transferring from another college or university in the United States, your I-20 must be sent electronically directly from the institution through the Student and Visitor Exchange Information System (SEVIS).
For any questions or concerns regarding your I-20 or student visa, please contact email@example.com.
6. Verify Academic Skill Level
All incoming, international students must take the CWI Write Class Placement (WCP) and Math Diagnotic Placement exams unless they have previous English or math credit from a U.S. college.
CWI's Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) will contact you with further placement information.
7. Preview Next Steps
Once officially admitted as a student, your first step will be to complete New Student Orientation.
Following Orientation, please contact the PDSO to complete:
- International New Student Orientation through Blackboard,
- And to request a video conference to help with course registration.