International Students

Thank you for your interest in the Kentucky Wesleyan College Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

Below are the the steps of the International Student Admissions process in order to begin taking courses through the Kentucky Wesleyan College Online Degree programs.

1)      Complete an Kentucky Wesleyan Online Degree Program Application

2)      Submit your official transcripts:

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

  • Submit an official secondary school transcript to:

Kentucky Wesleyan College
Attn: Admissions
3000 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
Or email to [email protected]

College/university transcripts from institutions outside of the United States will be evaluated for transfer credit.  To insure that students receive the most transfer credit possible, they 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.

  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to:

Kentucky Wesleyan College
Attn: Registrar’s Office
3000 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
Or email to [email protected]

3)      If you have college credits, we would not need ACT or SAT scores.

4)      Even in the Online programs, we would need proof of 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.

5)      Because the expectation is that students are completing the courses outside of the United States, you do not need to complete the paperwork for a Visa or I-9.

6)      Once the review of academic records is complete, and the student has been admitted, they need to submit a tuition deposit to activate student records. The $500 USD tuition deposit will be applied to the student’s first tuition bill. The deposit can be submitted online https://kwc.edu/deposit/ or by calling cashier’s office. Contact information for the cashier’s office is (270) 852-3108 and email is [email protected]

7)      The cost of tuition or regular fees is the same for all Kentucky Wesleyan Online Degree students. Textbooks are an additional cost. Full-time online students take two 3 credit hour courses every 7-week term.

8)      Students need to sign the Business Office’s Financial Responsibility document. Payment for each course is due the first day of the course. If a student owes a balance, a 1% financial charge is added at the end of the month.

9)      At this time, we would not ask for “ability to pay” documents. Students are  expected to have a $0 balance before starting courses the next term.

10)   Once the student record is activated, students will be assigned Kentucky Wesleyan College credentials and an advisor will register you for the courses needed to receive your bachelor’s degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Please feel free to ask questions.

Dr. Rebecca Francis
Associate Dean & Director of Adult & Online Education
[email protected]
270-852-3222