International Student Admissions Requirements
Students who are neither citizens nor permanent residents of the United States are welcome to apply for admission. Once the student has completed all application forms, he or she will be issued an I-20. These are the requirements for admission:
- A completed application for admission and a picture of the applicant.
- Guarantee of Support Form or a certified bank statement indicating that the applicant, applicant's family, or applicant's sponsor are able to provide a minimum of $14,400 (U.S. funds) per academic year of study. (Please note that actual living expenses will depend on lifestyle, and the total expenses might be lower than or exceed $14,400.)
- A housing application and $100 deposit. (For more information on the housing available at CWC, please visit the CWC Residential Life page.)
- Original high school/college transcripts, with English translation.
- An official copy of the applicant's TOEFL report. A minimum score of 60 on the IBT or 500 on the paper-based test. CWC's institution code is 4115. TOEFL scores should be sent directly to CWC's International Student Advisor. A score of 6.0 on the IELTS exam will work in place of the TOEFL. Students from English speaking countries may waive this requirement with letters of recommendation. Please contact the International Students Advisor for more information.
- A health certificate, in English, signed by a licensed physician.
Admission is granted with the understanding that you have a valid, un-expired visa and the ability to provide evidence of financial support. You must be fully prepared to meet the necessary financial obligations for the full time you will be in the U.S.
- Keep Form I-20 ID in your possession at all times.
- Keep the departure portion of Form I-94 in a safe place. You will have to surrender this upon departure from the U.S.
- Take your passport to the International Student Advisor within three days of your arrival so we can keep a copy in your files. Keep a valid passport throughout the time you are at CWC.
- If you have transferred to CWC from another U.S. college, submit your transfer I-20 to the International Student Advisor. This must be done within three days of your arrival.
- Report any change of address to the Records and Research Office within one week of the change.
- If the visa indicates "multiple," you may enter the U.S. any number of times within the dates stamped. If you are planning to visit another country (including Mexico and Canada), you will need to have your I-20 endorsed for re-entry in the U.S. Please bring your copy of the I-20 to the International Student Advisor Office for endorsement at least one week before your departure. You might also need a separate visa for entering other countries.
International Transfer International students who wish to transfer to CWC from another institution must follow the same requirements for admission as first-time students in the U.S. Upon completion of the application process, you will receive notice from us that you have been accepted. A copy of your original I-20 and any additional ones, as well as a copy of your I-94, must be sent to us prior to your arrival, and a new I-20 will be issued to you once you are on campus.
International students who have been admitted to Central Wyoming College must enroll for the minimum of 12 credits each semester. International students must declare a program of study on the admission application, and must register as degree-seeking students.
International Financial Aid
International Students, who are not permanent residents of the United States, are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. Each student must demonstrate that he/she, or his/her sponsor, has $14,400 (US) per academic year in order to receive an I-20 and acceptance to CWC.
Once an international student has attended CWC for at least one semester, he/she can apply for a scholarship. Each student must complete an application through the Financial Aid Office website. For more information see Scholarships.
An additional scholarship, available only to international students, is awarded each semester in the amount of $200. To be eligible, each student must be an active participant in the Multicultural Club for one semester. Applications are available through the International Student Advisor's office.