Wilberforce University: Embracing Diversity from Across the World
At Wilberforce University, we extend a warm welcome to students from every corner of the globe. We recognize the incredible value of having a diverse student body, as it enriches our community by introducing a wide array of perspectives. This diversity enhances the educational experience for all of our students, broadening their horizons in profound ways.
At Wilberforce University, we believe in preparing our students not only academically but also culturally, ensuring that they leave our institution with a global perspective and a competitive edge in their fields.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Wilberforce University is approved by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as an institution of higher learning for international students. Students applying for admission must present the original and complete academic credentials with the application for admission.
Priority Application Submission Deadlines
- Send official transcript(s) directly to the Office of Admissions at Wilberforce University. Scanned or faxed copies are not considered official.
- Transfer applicants must submit official transcript(s) from each college or university attended.
- Completed admissions application.
- $300.00 Commitment fee
- Official High School Transcripts (Transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency if needed)
- Official College transcripts (If a student is a transfer student from another college)
- Official ACT and or SAT scores
- Financial Statements (Affidavit of support)
- TOFEL (Only required for non-English speaking students).
Students who are not from countries where English is the official language must submit an application for a recent test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL of 540 or above) or two (2) notarized letters attesting to English Proficiency by the school administration, teacher, counselor or religious leader.
Wilberforce University ACT code: 3120
Wilberforce University SAT code: 5367
8. International students on F-1 Visas are not eligible for admission as non-degree students.
Foreign Credential Evaluation Fees
Students are accountable for all evaluation fees if transcripts need to be translated.
Evaluations are required since they determine how your academics are graded compared to the U.S. or Canadian education system. Be sure to follow the steps below to secure your credential evaluation:
- Applicants can create a WES account at https://applications.wes.org/createaccount/login/login
- Select the course-by-course evaluation option to ensure that your evaluation meets our requirements for admission review. To ensure that Wilberforce University receives an official copy of your evaluation, select it from the drop-down box and add it as a recipient.
High School and/or Secondary School
- Applicants must be graduates of a secondary school and submit a first or second-division General Certification of Education (or its equivalent for those applying from the British Commonwealth).
- Basic courses in Algebra, English, Geometry, History, Natural Sciences, and other academic subjects should have been taken in secondary school. The applicant should have achieved a thorough knowledge of the English language.
- All school records must be certified by school officials and sent with your application.
- GPA: High school applicants who have earned at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and have taken the ACT or SAT are considered for regular admission to the college.
- ACT and SAT Scores: Scores reported on high school transcripts can be used to evaluate applicant admissibility. However, official score reports from either The College Board (SAT) or ACT are required to complete the admission file. Scores listed on the final official high school transcript can be used as the official score reports.
- College GPA: Applicants earning at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA in all college coursework are considered for regular admission.
- Academic Standing: Good academic standing and/or eligibility to return to the previous institution for full-time study is required for admission consideration.
TOEFL scores will be waived for applicants who are:
- Graduates of high schools in the United States
- Students whose native language or language of instruction is English.
- Students transferring to Wilberforce University after at least one year at another English language college or university.
Information on the TOEFL exam may be obtained by writing to
Education Testing Service, Box 899, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
- Applicants must provide a notarized financial statement from their bank showing that the applicant has enough support for at least one year in the United States.
- This statement must be submitted with the application for admission. This amount should be at least $22,888.00 (This price is subject to change) Please consult with the Admissions Department for the current cost per year.
Issuing the I-20
- I-20 forms are issued once all required documents are received.
- I-20s are not released to a third party. It is issued only to the applicant or mailed directly to the permanent home address listed on the application for admission.
- The student must present an original copy of the I-20 and the letter of acceptance to the Embassy to authorize travel to the U.S.
SEVIS I-901 Fee
- Once the I-20 has been issued, the student is responsible for paying the $350 fee (U.S. currency) directly to the Department of Homeland Security.
- The I-901 fee must be paid prior to the student’s scheduled embassy appointment. Failure to pay this fee may result in denial of F-1 status.
- No Visitor’s Visa will be accepted.