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Admission-International

WHO QUALIFIES AS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT:
Any individual who is not a US Citizen or Permanent Resident is considered an international student for admission purposes.

Individuals who currently possess a US visa who would like to study at WSC are encouraged to contact Enrollment Services at wsc.admission@willsitonstate.edu or 701.774.4200 for specific visa and admission requirements.

WHAT TYPES OF VISAS DOES WSC OFFER:

F-1: Students studying under the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science meet requirements for the F-1 student visa. F-1 students are eligible to transfer to other US institutions in the US upon degree completion. F-1 visa students must enroll in at least 12 credits of coursework each semester, 9 credits of which must be on-campus.

M-1: Students studying under any of WSC's technical programs meet requirements for the M-1 student visa. Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or certificate program, M-1 students are not eligible to transfer to another US institution and must return to their home country. Students may not change from M-1 to F-1 visa status while in the U.S. Students holding an M-1 visa must be enrolled in at least 12 credits of on-campus coursework each semester. Students applying for an M-1 visa will eligible for one year of study. If the student is pursing an AAS degree, after the one year of study, the student must complete a form I-539 for an extension. This form and accompanying fee are the responsibility of the student.

HOW TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION
You may complete the application for admission online at www.willistonstate.edu/apply.

More detailed information on international admission documents, visa types, and financial requirements can be found in the International Admission Packet.

A printer-friendly copy of checklists can be found below:

CANADIAN STUDENT CHECKLIST
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CHECKLIST

International Admission Student Checklist
  First Year Transfer
Application for Admission X X
$35 Application Fee X X
Immunization Records X X
Official, Evaluated Secondary School Transcripts X X
Official, Evaluated Post-Secondary School Transcripts   X
Test of English Language Proficiency X X
I-20 Request Form with Financial Certification X X
Photocopy of Personal Information Page from Passport X X

1.     APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
This form must be completed and submitted by the applicant. Click here to start an application for admission.  

2.     $35.00 APPLICATION FEE
This is a one-time, non-refundable fee. Students are prompted for payment upon completion of the application for admission.

3.     IMMUNIZATION RECORDS
The ND State Board of Higher Education requires that all students attending North Dakota State institutions demonstrate immunity to measles, mumps and rubella. Students aged 21 and younger are also required to submit documentation of one dose of Meningococcal vaccination received after the age of 16. Additionally, students from countries with high prevalence of TB disease are required to complete a TB screening within six months of enrollment at WSC. 

4.     OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT OR GED
Official transcripts must be sent directly from the school and must include the graduation date. Official GED transcripts must be sent from the Department of Public Instruction. International credentials must be evaluated through an approved evaluation service.  An NDUS institution shall require that international transcripts and credentials be evaluated before they are used for admission purposes. Such an evaluation is the sole responsibility of the applicant, and it must be performed by the Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA), a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE).

5.     OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS
Applicants who have attended other post-secondary institutions prior to applying to Williston State College must contact each institution and request an official transcript of all course work be sent directly from the institution to the Enrollment Services Office at Williston State College. International credentials must be evaluated through an approved evaluation service. An NDUS institution shall require that international transcripts and credentials be evaluated before they are used for admission purposes. Such an evaluation is the sole responsibility of the applicant, and it must be performed by the Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA), a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE).

6.     OFFICIAL ACT OR SAT SCORES
Placement scores are required for all degree-seeking students. The following placement scores are acceptable for admission requirements: ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer. ACT or SAT scores may be no older than 5  years at time of admission. Accuplacer scores may be no older than 3 years at time of admission. Older scores will require a student to take a more recent placement exam. To schedule a placement exam at WSC, please click here.

7.     TEST OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Students from countries other than Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia are required to submit tests of English Language Proficiency, such as a TOEFL. For a list of acceptable tests and scores, please visit NDUS Procedure 402.9.

8.     I-20 REQUEST FORM
Studies under a student visa require students to produce reliable documentation that they have financial resources adequate to meet expenses while studying at Williston State College. This form can be obtained from Enrollment Services, and must be accompanied by appropriate documentation. 

9.     PHOTOCOPY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION PAGE FROM PASSPORT
A photocopy of the page containing personal information from passport is required of all international students. This information is used to create the I-20.

With questions, please contact Enrollment Services at wsc.admission@willistonstate.edu.