International Students

Thank you for your interest in applying to Kentucky Wesleyan College! This page is for students living outside the United States interested in full-time enrollment at Kentucky Wesleyan College. 

International Student Information Booklet

About Kentucky Wesleyan College

Requirements for Admission

  • High School cumulative weighted GPA minimum 2.5
  • Minimum ACT Score of 19 or Minimum SAT score of 980
  • Additional requirements for English proficiency are listed below.
  • Conditional admission is prohibited.
  • We will not admit a transfer student to begin classes mid-semester.

Note: Applicants who do not meet admissions standards and are denied admission have the right to appeal the decision.  A letter of appeal detailing why the decision should be reconsidered in addition to new supporting documentation must be submitted to the Admissions Committee.

Transcripts

All secondary school and college/university level transcripts must be submitted for review.  The transcripts must be official and in your native language.  You will also need to provide another official transcript that has been translated into English by your secondary school or college/university.  (PHOTOCOPIES, SCANNED IMAGES OR FAXES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED).

College/university transcripts from institutions outside of the United States will be evaluated for transfer credit.  To insure that you receive the most transfer credit possible, you may choose to have your transcripts evaluated by a professional credential evaluation agency.  Kentucky Wesleyan College recommends World Education Services (WES).  Please visit the WES website at www.wes.org for details and instructions and list Kentucky Wesleyan College as the receiving institution.

ACT/SAT Scores

Request that your ACT (code 1518) or SAT (code 1369) scores be sent to Wesleyan.  If your scores are on your high school transcript, we consider that official.

To order an official score report, please contact:

www.act.org or (319) 337-1313.

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores or (866) 756-7346.

English Proficiency

International students are required to submit an exam score that meets Wesleyan’s minimum English proficiency requirement.  Exception: International students whose primary and secondary education took place in Australia, Canada (English-speaking provinces), United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, or the U.S. are exempt from this requirement; however, you will be required to submit a 500-word essay to prove your English proficiency.  Students born in one of these countries yet educated elsewhere are still required to satisfy the English proficiency requirement.

We accept official IELTS or TOEFL results from the testing headquarters.  The minimum IELTS score of 70 or the minimum TOEFL score of 70 (iBT) or 520 (paper-based) is required for admissions to Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Ability to Pay

A bank statement on bank letterhead is required. We will accept scanned or faxed copies of the official bank statement or an original bank statement.  An available balance of our Cost of Attendance less any institutional aid is required.  Additional funds are required if you are bringing a spouse and/or a dependent and the Sponsor’s Guarantee Form must be completed. Additionally, if your bank statement belongs to a parent or sponsor, then the Sponsor Guarantee Form must be completed.

The Application Process

Applying online will expedite your application process – and it’s free!

 

  • STEP 2: Send Official High School Transcripts

    • Mail an official transcript to:
    • Kentucky Wesleyan College
      Office of Admissions
      3000 Frederica Street
      Owensboro, KY 42301
    • The Office of Admissions reserves the right to request additional information or a personal interview.

 

 

  • Step 3: Send ACT or SAT Scores

    • Request that your ACT (code 1518) or SAT (code 1369) scores be sent to Wesleyan.  If your scores are on your high school transcript, we consider that official.To order an official score report, please contact:

      www.act.org or (319) 337-1313.

      https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores or (866) 756-7346.

 

  • Step 4: Send TOEFL or IELTS Scores

    • International students are required to submit an exam score that meets Wesleyan’s minimum English proficiency requirement.  Exception: International students whose primary and secondary education took place in Australia, Canada (English-speaking provinces), United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, or the U.S. are exempt from this requirement; however, you will be required to submit a 500-word essay to prove your English proficiency.  Students born in one of these countries yet educated elsewhere are still required to satisfy the English proficiency requirement.We accept official IELTS or TOEFL results from the testing headquarters.  The minimum IELTS score of 70 or the minimum TOEFL score of 70 (iBT) or 520 (paper-based) is required for admissions to Kentucky Wesleyan College.

 

 

  • Step 5: Pay Your Deposit, I-901 Fee and Provide Proof of Ability to Pay

    • Upon admittance to Kentucky Wesleyan College, a deposit must be submitted prior to us mailing you your I-20.  A $600 deposit ($500 for tuition, which will be applied, to your student account and $100 for a housing deposit) can be submitted online or by calling our cashier’s office.  Contact information for the cashier’s office is (270) 852-3108 and email is cashier@kwc.edu.Additionally, you will need to pay your I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee.  Please visit FMJfee.com to pay the fee.
    • A bank statement on bank letterhead is required. We will accept scanned or faxed copies of the official bank statement or an original bank statement.  An available balance of our Cost of Attendance less any institutional aid is required.  Additional funds are required if you are bringing a spouse and/or a dependent and the Sponsor’s Guarantee Form must be completed. Additionally, if your bank statement belongs to a parent or sponsor, then the Sponsor Guarantee Form must be completed.

Receiving Your I-20

After you are admitted and upon receiving your deposit, Kentucky Wesleyan College will mail you your I-20 and a receipt for your deposit.

Receiving Your F-1 Visa

You must have an F-1 visa to study at Kentucky Wesleyan College. There   are several steps to apply for a visa.  The order of these steps and how you complete          them may vary at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you apply but will include the following:

  • Complete the online visa application, Form DS-160 at https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/ . Print out the application from confirmation page to bring to your interview.
  • Schedule an appointment for your visa interview, generally, at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country where you live. Wait times vary by location, season and visa category, so you should apply for your visa early.
  • Visas can be issued up to 120 days in advance of your course of study start date. However, you will not be allowed to enter the United States earlier than 30 days before your start date.
  • Pay the non-refundable visa application fee, if you are required to pay it before your interview. When your visa is approved, you may also pay a visa issuance fee, if applicable to your nationality.
  • Gather required documentation to take to your visa interview.
    • Passport; which must be valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay in the United States.
    • Form DS-160 confirmation page.
    • Application fee payment receipt (if required to pay before interview).
    • Form I-20 and deposit receipt from Kentucky Wesleyan College.
    • I-901 printed confirmation.

Coursework

Once your deposit has been received, an academic advisor from Kentucky Wesleyan College will correspond with your via email to register you for classes.  You must enroll in a minimum of 12 hours.  However, in order for a first-time freshman to graduate in four years, a student must enroll in 15 hours per fall and spring semesters.  Please note only one online course per semester is permitted (Federal policy).  Additionally, online courses are only offered to students who have completed 30 hours of coursework (College policy).  If you ever need/want to drop below 12 hours during a semester, you must contact the PDSO or DSO to get permission before doing so.  A professor, an advisor nor anyone else at Kentucky Wesleyan College can grant you permission to drop below 12 hours.


For More Information

For more information about federal regulations about studying in the States, please visit the federal website or contact one of our staff below:

https://studeninthestates.dhs.gov

Samantha Hays, PDSO shays@kwc.edu 270-852-3132 Office 212 Admin Building

Chase Durrance, DSO cdurrance@kwc.edu 270-852-3210 Office 125 Admin Building

Roxy Lewis, DSO rlewis@kwc.edu 270-852-3209 Office 122 Admin Building

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Barnard Jones Administration Building – 1st Floor
3000 Frederica Street
Ownesboro, KY 42301

Office Number: 270-852-3120
Toll Free Number: 1-800-999-0592
Fax Number: 270-852-3295

admissions@kwc.edu