We hope you will join us at North Carolina Wesleyan University for a true American college experience!
Welcome to NC Wesleyan University, a top-ranked small liberal arts school in beautiful Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Would you like to consider your professors as friends and mentors? Are you ready to learn in an environment that supports you as a person, not a number? Do you thrive in a small, personal community rather than a place where no one knows your name?
If so, we know you will like it here!
At NCWU, we make the admissions process easy:
Please begin by reviewing all application steps listed that are required for international students. NOTE: All students requiring an F-1 Student Visa must complete the International Student Application.
International Admissions Checklist
Complete the International Student Application. Be sure to complete each section fully with current and accurate information. Submit your application then get accepted.
Submit Academic Records
Once your application has been submitted, email our International Advisor your officially translated academic records or transcripts. Records must include courses taken, grades received and degrees/certificates earned. International students who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide official translated transcripts. The course-by-course evaluation must be by an external evaluation service such as foreigntranscripts.com.
Submit Proficiency Scores
TOEFL: Students whose native language is not English are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores in order to be considered for admission. Submit SAT/ACT results if available*
You will receive an admissions decision after all required information is received. If accepted, you will receive an email with your acceptance letter, financial aid award letter, and information on your enrollment deposit and financial responsibility.
Pay Enrollment Deposit
All International students are required to pay a $1,500 (USD) Enrollment Deposit. This deposit is used to secure the room and class schedule of each student. This deposit is non-refundable.
Certificate of Financial Responsibility (CFR): All accepted applicants who have deposited must submit a CFR to the International Admissions Representative, giving evidence of their ability to cover all expenses for each year of study. If privately sponsored, the student must document the first year’s assured support on deposit in a bank and parent/sponsor certification.
After your deposit and certificate are received and you are notified of your admission status, we will email instructions about obtaining your I-20 or Visa. You will be sent an electronic copy of your completed I-20. Review the I-20 for any errors.
Once the Director of International Student Services receives confirmation the I-20 is error-free, your full acceptance package will be mailed to you via FedEx. You will receive an email with your FedEx tracking information. The package will contain hard copies of all letters, forms and your I-20. Sign the original I-20 and take it with our documents to your embassy.
Submit your housing application and start packing! Once you make your enrollment deposit, you will receive a letter with all of the information you need!
Take care of official business on campus. A weekend event, beginning with Campus Move-in Day for new students. NSE is a required orientation program that helps prepare you for your transition to college.
*Other English proficiency exams accepted on a case by case basis.
What You Need To know As An International Student
An F-1 student is eligible to transfer to North Carolina Wesleyan University if he/she is in valid F-1 status at the time of transfer. There can be no more than a 5-month gap between schools from the last date of attendance OR the last day of Optional Practical Training (OPT), whichever is later. The deadline for F-1 students to request a transfer is 60 days after the program completion date or OPT end date, whichever is later.
Steps to Transfer to North Carolina Wesleyan University:
- Notify the International Student Advisor at your current school that you intend to transfer to NC Wesleyan. The advisor will enter a SEVIS release date into your record. On this date, your SEVIS record will automatically transfer to NC Wesleyan via the internet. The release date is usually the last day of enrollment at your current school.
- Complete the transfer form and give to your International Student Advisor to complete. F-1 students will receive a transfer I-20 from NC Wesleyan within two weeks following their transfer release date.
- F-1 students will be issued a second transfer I-20 and notified by email to pick it up in the Admissions Office. This second I-20 is proof that your transfer has been completed successfully.
Traveling Between Schools:
Transfer students may travel and re-enter the U.S. any time between school programs. However, transfer students must re-enter with their NC Wesleyan I-20 and not the previous school’s document.
Transfer From NC Wesleyan:
If you are planning to leave NC Wesleyan to go to another U.S. school, you must present your acceptance letter to the DSO and transfer form so your SEVIS record can be transferred out.
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Once your application has been submitted you will need to email our International Advisor with the following academic records officially translated to English:
- Official Academic Records: Records should include courses taken, grades received degrees/certificates earned. International students who have attended a college or university outside the United States must provide official translated transcripts. Course-by-course professional evaluations of academic work are required for North Carolina Wesleyan to award academic credit. The course-by-course evaluation must be by an external evaluation service. An evaluation service commonly used is foreigntranscripts.com/index.html.
- TOEFL: Students whose native language is not English are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores in order to be considered for admissions.
- SAT: Optional
Room (Double): $5,698
Board (Meals): $7,096
*Does not include $100 Processing & Orientation Fee (first-year students only) and additional University Fees. Contact the Business office for more information.
After being accepted by the university, all International students are required to pay a non-refundable $1,500 (USD) enrollment deposit. This deposit is used to secure the room and class schedule of each student.
All accepted applicants who have deposited must submit a Certificate of Financial Responsibility, CFR, to the International Admission Representative, giving evidence of their ability to cover all expenses for each year of study. If privately sponsored, the student must document the first year’s assured support on deposit in a bank and parent/sponsor certification. Until the CFR is received and approved, a Form I-20 for securing a visa cannot be issued.
A Form I-20 for an F-1 VISA will be issued only when all admission requirements have been met. International applicants attending college in the United States at the time of application must submit an appropriately completed F-1 Transfer Form to the North Carolina Wesleyan University Office of Admission. The international student advisor at the applicant’s current school must complete this form.
It is required that all international students carry the health insurance plan offered by North Carolina Wesleyan University. Students will be covered for basic accident, sickness and major medical with WellFleet Insurance for the total cost of $1,142 per year (Fall-$479, Spring $663).
This amount will automatically be included in your Business Office statement. Please visit the Health Services Page for more information on student insurance.
Contact Your International Admissions Advisors