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International Students

The University actively encourages the involvement of international students in its graduate and undergraduate programs. The University is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. International students must meet the same requirements and follow the same admissions procedures employed for U.S. nationals except that they must, unless English is their first language, demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the English language to benefit from their program of study.


International Applicants must ordinarily submit a TOEFL score of 550 or better, or a certificate of completion of level 109 from and ESL Language Center, or show proof of having successfully completed studies at another college or University in the United States for at least two full semesters.

International students must also submit a certified letter of support from their bank, a sponsor, their family, or another source showing that they have funds to enable study at William Woods University. International students must demonstrate that they have adequate financial resources to provide for their educational and living expenses.

Since application materials come from several sources, the entire application cannot be submitted at once. Thus, prospective students are encouraged to coordinate the submission of materials so that #1 above (a completed William Woods University Graduate Admission Application Form) arrives at the University or the Graduate College first.

The Graduate College will acknowledge receipt of the graduate admission application form by email which will provide a quick link to a list of graduate programs and their admission requirements. An admission counselor will be in contact with the applicant to answer any questions and assist in the admission process. The application and other materials may be mailed to The Office of Admissions William Woods University One University Avenue Fulton, MO 65251. The applicant may email or call (800) 995-3199 with any questions.

Completed admission files are reviewed for admission eligibility. Students are notified of their official status and/or need for further information. Applicants who meet the required academic criteria as specified for the graduate program in which they intend to study are admitted to the Graduate College.


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