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What is the application fee?

The application is currently free of charge. View the graduate application.

What is the minimum TOEFL or IELTS score required for Wesley?

The minimum TOEFL is 85 for graduate students. The minimum IELTS score is 6.5. If you are from a country where English is the native language, we can waive the language requirement if you have an interview and write a statement of intent. Additionally, we waive test scores if you have completed certain ELI programs. Please contact InternationalAdmissions@wesley.edu  for more information.

Is the GRE required?

Wesley takes a holistic approach to our graduate applicants. The GRE is not required for admission, rather we examine the student’s academic performance in conjunction with their professional experience.

Which documents do I need to provide?

You will need to provide us an official, sealed copy of your transcripts, a copy of your passport, a copy of your visa (if applicable), a completed financial support statement with verifying documents, a Statement of Intent, a resume and two letters of recommendation.

Does Wesley have an ELI program?

At this time Wesley does not offer an accredited ELI program. However, English and TOEFL tutoring is available through our Language Development Center, as well as course on English as a Second Language.

Is an interview required for international students?

For graduate students, an interview is required as part of the application process. We want to learn why you are interested in Wesley, what your history is and why you’re a great fit for us.

What are the application deadlines for international students?

Application deadlines for the fall semester are July 1 (out of country) and July 15 (in country). Application deadlines for the spring semester are November 1 (out of country) and November 15 (in country).

How can I check on the status of my application?

After your application has been received, you will receive periodic emails and phone calls from the admissions counselor. Please keep in touch with your admissions counselor, and they will keep you up to date on your application.

When will I be informed of my admissions decision?

Within two weeks of the completion of your application.

International Student Life

Which countries are currently represented on Wesley’s campus?

There are many countries represented at Wesley, including the following: China, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, South Korea, India, France, Haiti, Cameroon and Romania.

What sort of support does Wesley provide to international students on campus?

Our admissions counselor works with international students during the application process. They can answer any questions you may have about the application, your I-20 or what it means to be an international student at Wesley. Her email address is InternationalAdmissions@wesley.edu. Once you enroll, you will have access to International Student Adviser, who assists with any on campus issues that may occur when you arrive. The International Student Advisor also organizes activities on campus and in the local community alongside the Multicultural Student Union. Team International hosts an orientation that will help you transition to college. Free counseling and tutoring is available upon request.

Can you help me find an apartment?

Housing is currently not available on campus. We do have resources to help you find safe, reasonably priced apartments close to campus. Please see the link on our website to our housing guide, or contact the International Admissions Counselor for more information.

Can international students get jobs on campus?

Yes. F-1 students at Wesley College are allowed to work on campus 20 hours a week or less while school is in session and a maximum of 29 hours per week during breaks. However, these positions are very competitive and are not guaranteed. If you are interested in working on campus, International Counselors can give you suggestions on who to ask.

Financial Aid

What is the cost of attendance?

The approximate cost of one year of undergraduate attendance is $35,000. This includes direct costs (tuition and fees, room and board on campus). The tuition cost for graduate attendance is $575/credit, which equates to approximately $11,000/year.

Is financial aid available to international students?

International Student Financial aid is currently not available from Wesley. However, Wesley works hard to assist students in finding outside sources. Please see our List of Financial Aid Sources, and contact the Financial Aid office for more information.

Are scholarships available to international graduate students?

Unfortunately at this time scholarships are not available for our graduate programs.

I have other questions that are not answered here. To whom should I direct them?

Questions not answered here can be directed to the International Admissions Counselor at InternationalAdmissions@wesley.edu.