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International Application Deadlines Approaching

Priority Deadline: Oct. 1 - Final Deadline: Nov. 1

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Spring 2021 admissions deadlines are approaching! Do not miss a chance to join our tight-knit community of international students from 34 different countries! The priority deadline for undergraduate international students is October 1, 2020. The regular deadline is November 1, 2020. Below is more information about the application process and requirements:


To apply, please begin by completing our Spring 2021 international student application form online and paying the $65 USD application fee.


We will also need a copy of your passport photo page. Additionally, please send your certification of finances form, demonstrating at least $23,800 USD of funding for your first year of undergraduate study, directly to Abigail Nelson, International Admissions Counselor ( Please attach any bank letters or statements proving the funds you list on the form.

Test Scores

International students must submit scores for ONE of the following tests to demonstrate English proficiency (minimum scores are listed): 

  • TOEFL (Internet-Based, School Code: 5897): 68
  • TOEFL (Paper-Based): 520
  • IELTS: 6.0 Overall
  • SAT (School Code: 5897)
  • ACT (School Code: 3172)


If you have any U.S. transcripts, please have a school administrator send them either electronically (through a service such as SendEDU/Naviance/Parchment), or as a PDF to You may also send the official records to the mailing address found below. If you have non-U.S. transcripts, they must be evaluated by or one of our approved companies and sent to the address below. We will also need an English-translated course list, either through the evaluation service or directly from a school administrator. 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1 University Drive
110 H.F. Robinson Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Please remember that WCU is part of the NC Promise Tuition Plan. This program reduces the cost of tuition to $2,500 USD per semester for out-of-state undergraduate students, including international students! (Please remember that tuition only represents a portion of what it costs to attend WCU. Student fees, along with housing and meal plan costs for residential students, have not dropped.) 

For more admissions information and questions, please contact Abigail Nelson, International Admissions Counselor ( We look forward to receiving your application!

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