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International Student Admissions


Before you can be considered for acceptance and a Form I-20 can be issued, international students must submit all the documents listed below, at least 2 months before the desired start date.

1) WVC Application for Admission. Include country of citizenship and country of birth.

2) Copy of passport photo page.

3) Official transcript(s) showing courses and grades from high school and any colleges or universities attended. All transcripts must be translated into English and show courses and grades that indicate an ability to pursue college-level coursework.

4) WVC Declaration and Certification of Finances form and supporting documents. Scholarships and financial aid for international students are limited.

5) 1/2 page essay about why you wish to study at Wenatchee Valley College.

6) For students whose native language is not English: official TOEFL scores, verification of completion of an intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program or graduation from a high school where the curriculum is taught in English. A minimum score of 26 on the internet-based TOEFL is required (WVC's TOEFL code: 4942).

International Application Checklist


  • WVC Application
  • Passport photo page
  • Transcripts
  • Finances form and documents
  • Essay
  • *TOEFL scores (for students who are learning English)


Submit all required documents to:

Johanna Hamilton


Wenatchee Valley College
ATTN Johanna Hamilton
1300 Fifth Street
Wenatchee WA 98801 USAj



After you have submitted the required documentation, you will be contacted via email with instructions to pay the non-refundable $25 admission fee and the non-refundable $50 international student application fee online.

If you are accepted to WVC and are issued a Form I-20, you will need to fill out the I-901 Form and pay the I-901 SEVIS fee online before making an appointment with the consulate or embassy nearest you.


Upon arriving at WVC, all international students are required to complete the placement test before registering for appropriate classes. If you are unable to demonstrate English proficiency, you will not be allowed to enroll in college-level classes, but may be eligible to enroll in English for Academic Purpose (EAP) or developmental classes. You must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per quarter and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. WVC is on a quarter system.

Students' responsibilities while attending WVC on an F-1 Student Visa:

  • Keep passport, Form I-20 and Form I-94 valid
  • Complete at least 12 credits each quarter
  • Maintain satisfactory standards of progress
  • Obtain an official signature on your Form I-20 each time you leave the country