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Washington College, one of the nation's top colleges, is known for its dynamic academic programs and rich history dating back to America's founding fathers. Our fifty international students from 28 countries thrive in our friendly, family-like atmosphere. Opportunities on a global scale abound at Washington College. Nestled amid the rural beauty of Maryland's Eastern Shore, we are just 90 minutes away from our nation's capital; Baltimore, Maryland; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We place a strong focus on the international experience and exceptional classroom instruction. To be a part of Washington College is to be a member of the best of both worlds�a small town setting with unlimited international opportunities.
As the primary contact for international students, I am here to assist you in the process of selecting the right institution for your studies in the United States. By simply clicking on any of the buttons on the left of this page, you can find information on our academic programs, location, merit-based scholarships and other areas of interest. I trust that the information on our site will provide you with a better understanding of the institution and encourage you to apply to Washington College.
Associate Director of Admissions
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Follow the international student application checklist.
A: Forty-four students from twenty-five nations enrolled for the fall 2009 semester; about 4.0% of the undergraduate students who attend the College are international citizens. International student enrollments by country of citizenship are as follows:
A: International applicants who are non-native speakers of English must present a recommended TOEFL score of at least 550 (213 computer-based score, 79 internet-based). Information about the TOEFL exam, test dates, and test sites can be found at www.toefl.org. Washington College will also accept results from the IELTS exam. An overall score of 6.5 or better is preferred. Also required for application is a completed Certification of Finances (PDF).
Also see: Certification of Finances (PDF)
A: Yes, a health form is required for all enrolled students. Download the Health Form here (PDF).
A: Yes, all international students are required to have a health insurance plan. The college automatically provides insurance at a cost of approximately $900 per year.
A: No. Washington College does not currently offer ESL classes.
A: Yes. International student services are provided through our Office of International Programs, directed by Ms. Kelly Keer.
A: Yes! Students who receive grades of 5, 6, or 7 in the Higher Level examinations may receive a maximum of one full year of credit.
A: Washington College does not offer full tuition scholarships. However, every international applicant who qualifies for admission to Washington College is automatically considered for a Colin Ferguson Tuition Grant. These grants range in amount from $5,000 to $17,500 per year and are offered on the basis of scholastic achievement. Academic records, the admission essay, and letters of recommendation are considered for the awarding of a Colin Ferguson Tuition Grant.
The maximum annual award available to an international student is $17,500. The 2009-2010 charges for Tuition ($34,690), Room ($3,790), Board ($3,670) and Fees ($660) at Washington College total $41,810. Therefore, international students who apply for admission to the College should have $26,000 - $27,000 in personal or sponsored funds to meet their annual educational expenses.
On-campus employment is available for international students. Please note that part-time campus employment, as allowed by the F1 visa status, will allow a student to earn academic year (nine month) wages of approximately $1,500.
All international students are required to file a Certification of Finances (PDF), regardless of financial need or scholarship eligibility.
As an NCAA Division III school, Washington College does not offer athletic scholarships.
Please visit our Tuition and Fees page for the latest information.
A: International citizens who are admitted to Washington College are issued the I-20 upon receipt of the required $500.00 enrollment deposit, a completed financial affidavit, and complete immunization records, and chest x-ray report. More information about the F1 student visa can be found at: http://www.ice.gov/sevis/.
A: Take a look at our Chestertown Life feature and learn more about the community that is only 90 minutes (120 km) from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. For current information on weather in our region, click here.
A: E-mail Tony Littlefield, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, at email@example.com.
A: Yes. Our public safety statistics can be accessed at: http://publicsafety.washcoll.edu/pdf/annualsecurityreport.pdf
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Information for ACHE Students
Washington College is very pleased to have an articulation agreement with the American College of Higher Education. This agreement stipulates that a student will be able to transfer most, and in many cases, all of their ACHE credits to Washington College. This agreement applies only to those courses in which the student has earned a grade of "C" or better.
Furthermore, Washington College agrees to give ACHE students preference in the awarding of our merit-based tuition scholarships and room grants.
For more information about and assistance with transferring to Washinton College, please e-mail our International Admissions Coordinator, Tony Littlefield, firstname.lastname@example.org.