Center for International Education
Checklist for Freshmen Students
A. Freshmen Students: (For applicants who have the equivalent of a US high school diploma and have never attended a college or university in the US or abroad).
1. A fully completed application and all supporting documents must be submitted through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the appropriate deadline.
(Also please note additional application requirements for Music, Art and Nursing students).
2. Social Security Number: Students coming to the US for the first time, who do not have a social security number, should leave this item blank. A student id number will be assigned at the time of application.
3. Official scores for either the following:
The Scholastic Aptitude Test, SAT
The American College Test - 21 minimum
The IELTS - 6 minimum
TOEFL 550 (Paper and Pencil); 213 (Computer Based Test); 79-80 (New Internet-Based).
4. A document by document report from any of the Foreign education credentials evaluation agencies below. The report must indicate that applicant has completed the equivalent of a US high school diploma. William Paterson will accept reports from any agency listed by: National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. http://www.naces.org/members.htm
World Education ServicesPO Box 745, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113-0745Tel: (212) 219-7300 Web: www.wes.org Educational Credential EvaluatorsPO Box 514070, Milwaukee,WI 53203-3470Tel: (414) 289-3400Web: www.ece.org
International Consultants of Delaware625 Barksdale Road, Suite 109,Newark, DE 19711Tel: (302) 737-8715 Web: www.icdel.com Globe Language Services 319 Broadway, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10070 Tel: (212) 227-1994 Web: www.globelanguage.com Josef Silny & Associates7101 SW 102 Avenue,Miami, Fl 33173Tel: (305) 273-1616Web: www.jsilny.com
5. Non immigrant visa information:
a. For individuals who intend to apply for a student visa (F-1 visa) abroad, please leave visa field blank. Also, please submit the documents enclosed in the Instructions packet for International students. An I20 visa document will be issued by the Office of International Students and Scholars, not the Undergraduate Admissions office upon acceptance.
b. For individuals who are already in the US with a non immigrant visa or status other than F-1 or J-1 visas, please submit a copy of your visa page and passport information. Please do not submit documents needed to issue an I20 visa form unless you wish to apply for a change of status to F-1 student. Please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars to further discuss eligibility and procedures for a change of status from a non-immigrant status/visa to F-1 student status.
c. The following visa classifications are not permitted by law to engage in full or part-time studies: F-2 visas (spouses), C-1, D-1/D-2, B-1 or B-2) and Visa Waivers. Please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars to discuss procedures for changing status to F-1.
6. An International Student Advisor’s report – Only students already attending a US school with a F-1 student visa must ask their International Student advisor to fill out and sign the report. The students must also make a written request to have their SEVIS record transferred to WPU prior to the start of their first semester of study.