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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 least two months prior to the date you wish to start.

  • WVC student application form . Please include your country of citizenship and country of birth
  • Photocopy of your passport photo page.
  • 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.
  • WVC Declaration 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 to 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

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Jaima Kuhlmann

Educational Planner for International Students



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