International Undergraduate Application
Fall Semester: February 1
Spring Semester: October 1
Summer Semester: February 1
Please see instructions below to submit with your international student application. Please note the
type of international student that must submit each item (if it lists Degree-seeking, Transfer or Exchange
Students). If you require an extension on the application deadline, please send your request to the email
address listed below.
1. International Application---Required for: Degree-seeking, Transfer and Exchange Students (All).
Complete the International Student Application below and submit via fax, email or regular
mail. If you have permanent residence status, do not use this application form. Please visit
WCU’s Undergraduate Admissions webpage, and choose the First Year or Transfer application.
2. Application Fee---Required for: Degree-seeking and Transfer Students.
Pay the non-refundable application fee of $65. You may pay online, or by check/money order.
You may pay with a cashier’s check or a money order with US funds drawn from a US bank. The
check must be made out to Western Carolina University, and include the student’s full name.
Alternatively, if you prefer to pay online, after you have submitted your application, we will
provide you with an identification number (920#) that will allow you to pay here.
3. Certification of Finance Form---Required for: Degree-seeking, Transfer and Exchange Students (All).
Complete the Certification of Finances form, which certifies that you have adequate financial
support during your stay in the United States. Be sure to obtain all the signatures. Please submit
supporting documents based on your finances, this could include bank statement (from self
and/or parents), letter of support from sponsor, university or government.
4. Immunization Record Form---Required for: Degree-seeking, Transfer and Exchange Students (All).
Obtain the necessary signatures from your physician or health clinic. You may start the initial
doses of some immunization series (TDAP-Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis; MMR) in your home
country and resume additional doses once you arrive at WCU.
5. Transcripts---Required for: Degree-seeking, Transfer and Exchange Students (All).
Send official copies in English of your academic records or transcripts from secondary and
Note: Degree-seeking and Transfer (not Exchange): Coursework taken at postsecondary
institutions first must be submitted for evaluation to an approved international
credential evaluation company. You may choose any company from this list here.
6. English Proficiency---Required for: Degree-seeking, Transfer and Exchange Students (All).
Official TOEFL scores must be sent directly to WCU at the below address. Student copies will not
be accepted as official. The WCU code for TOEFL and SAT is 5897. TOEFL (Test of English as
Foreign Language): www.toefl.org; +1-877-863-3546. See here for more information.