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Washington College is home to approximately 128 international students from around the world, as well as a number of students who hold dual citizenship between the U.S. and another country. As an international student, you are a vital part of our College’s campus community. Having chosen Washington College, you are joining a vibrant campus community that benefits from the plurality of views and ideas that you bring from your home country and culture. We welcome you to Washington College—we are so happy you chose us!
Students are admitted to WC on the basis of scholastic achievement, personal characteristics and overall potential for success in a collegiate environment.
Learn more about the requirements and checklist items you need as an international student interested in attending Washington College.
To ensure a thorough review of your application for admission to WC, make sure we have the following items:
- Final exam results
- TOEFL exam report (see below)
- Teacher recommendation (optional)
- Certificate of Finances
- Personal essay
International applicants who are non-native speakers of English must present a TOEFL score of 79. For information about the TOEFL exam, test dates, and test sites visit the TOEFL website.
Note: We also accept scores of 6.5 or better from the IELTS exam.
International Student Services
- Full orientation at the start of both the fall and spring semesters in collaboration with Student Affairs.
- Advising by full time staff, as well as International Peer Mentors, in areas of academic, social, personal and cultural adjustment.
- Opportunities for cultural exchange on-campus and within the community through the Cultural Ambassadors Program and the International Student & Community Mentor Program.
- Immigration Services: Collaboration with the U.S. Department of State (SEVIS) to initiate immigration process. Advising on employment, travel, and other matters which affect immigration status.
- On-campus events hosted by the Global Education Office and other clubs and organizations such as the International Relations Club, Language Clubs, and the I-House Council (East Hall).
- Local and regional trips that enhance the cultural experience of the international students. Past trips have included Annapolis, Philadelphia, New York City, Williamsburg, and local trips to bowl, shop, and go pumpkin picking.
Learn more about the 45 Academic Programs offered at WC on the academics page.
All international students are considered for merit-based scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 annually.