Below is a list of requirements and documentation we must have on file before we can
consider your application and issue you a Form I-20. Please submit the following at
two months prior to the date you wish to start.
Official transcript(s) of courses and grades from high school and college or university
if attended. All transcripts must be translated into English and show courses and
grades that indicate an ability to pursue college-level coursework.
WVCDeclaration and Certification of Finances form
along with supporting documentation demonstrating an ability to pay for the full
costs of education and accommodations in the U.S. while a student. WVC offers limited
scholarships or financial aid to international students and international students
are usually not allowed to work while attending school.
Handwritten letter telling us why you wish to study at WVC.
Students whose native language is not English, are required to submit 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. Contact
WVC International Student programs for score requirements.
Payment of the $80 non-refundable international student application fee made payable
Wenatchee Valley College.
International students will also be required to show evidence of enrollment in an
approved health insurance plan upon arrival at the college. Failure to complete all
of the above steps will delay the issuance of your I-20. Once the application process
is complete and you qualify, an I-20 will be issued for you to get your visa. In addition,
you will need to fill out the I-901 form accessed online at
www.fmjfee.com) and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee before making an appointment with the consulate or embassy
. You will need to bring a receipt of SEVIS 1-901 fee payment to your appointment.
Upon arriving at WVC, all international students are required to complete the placement
test before registering for appropriate classes. Applicants unable to demonstrate
English proficiency 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.
Students 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 visa:
Keep passport, I-20 and I-94 valid
Complete at least 12 credits each quarter
Maintain satisfactory standards of progress
Obtain an official signature on the I-20 each time you leave the country
Jaima Kuhlmann Educational Planner for International Students
1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801 Phone: (509) 682-6800