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International Students

NEW INTERNATIONAL DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS

All documents submitted must be official, translated into English and certified as to their authenticity and accuracy. The I-20 immigration form will not be issued by Williston State College until the Admissions file is complete.

A complete admissions file includes:

1.     WSC Admissions Application.

2.     $35 non-refundable application fee, which is payable online at the time of application. 

3.     Official High School (secondary school) transcript. Must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). The evaluation form may be obtained at www.WES.org. The form must be submitted with official transcripts/academic records from all secondary schools attended, along with word-for-word English translations. There will be a cost to the student for the service charged by the World Education Services. Exemptions to this policy may be granted if you have completed 24 or more semester hours of college level coursework evaluated through WES.

4.     Official college transcripts. To be considered official any and all post-secondary transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). The evaluation form may be obtained at www.WES.org. The form must be submitted with official transcripts/academic records from all post-secondary schools attended, along with word-for-word English translations. There will be a cost to the student for the service charged by the World Education Services. There is no guarantee that the credits will transfer.  Transcripts can be sent to Williston State College, Attn: Admission and Records, 1410 University Avenue, Williston, ND 58801.

5.     Emergency Contact Form.  Information provided on the Emergency Contact Form will be used on the student's behalf in a medical emergency.  Completion of an Emergency Contact Form is required for registration.  Admission to Williston State College is not influenced by the information provided on the Emergency Contact Form.

6.     Documented proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella.  Exemptions to this policy may be granted if your date of birth is prior to 1/1/57 or if the student's beliefs preclude participation in an immunization program.

7.     Upon arrival at Williston State College, new students from all countries except those identified by U.S. health officials as low risk for tuberculosis must undergo Tuberculosis Skin Testing. Testing will be coordinated through the Director for Housing.

8.     Results of the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). This is required of students 25 years of age or under and/or students with less than 24 semester hours of completed college credit. Students with ACT scores more than five years old must also complete the COMPASS placement exam.

9.     COMPASS placement exam. A student requiring submission of ACT or SAT scores may submit COMPASS scores in lieu of an ACT or SAT score. All students who plan to take an English or math course must submit appropriate assessment scores prior to enrollment. If the COMPASS placement exam is not available in their area, students may be eligible to take the ACCUPLACER assessment. Exemptions to this policy may be granted if you have both a college level math and English course transferrable through WES.

10.   TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores. For international students whose first language is not English, they must verify proficiency in English speaking and writing skills. An official TOEFL score report must be sent to the Admission and Records Office at Williston State College. A minimum score of 195 (525 on the paper-based exam and 70 on the iBT Next Generation TOEFL) must be attained on the TOEFL to be accepted to Williston State College. Students from English-speaking countries are not required to submit TOEFL scores. Proficiency for these students may be verified through personal interview with the Director for Admission & Records.

11.   Financial Certification Form. This form is available from the Admission and Records Office at Williston State College. This form must be completed and appropriately signed, indicating the student has sufficient funds to pay for all educational expenses while in the United States.

12.   Medical/health insurance. International students from countries other than Canada are required to carry a health insurance policy while enrolled at Williston State College. Williston State College makes this coverage available for international students through contract with a health insurance vendor. Applicants may contact the Vice President for Student Services for additional information.

13.   Immigration documents. In addition to the requirements outlined above, applicants are subject to all rules, regulations, and requirements of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, including payment of a $200 SEVIS processing fee. Applicants may contact the Admission and Records Office for additional information. Upon completion of all admission requirements, applicants will be issued necessary educational immigration forms. Applicants are responsible for obtaining necessary passports and visas.

STUDENT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS Students majoring in specific programs may be subject to criminal background checks. Please refer to North Dakota University System Policy 511, Student Criminal Background Checks at http://www.ndus.nodak.edu for additional information.

 


Upon completion of your application, you will be contacted by email within 2-3 business days about the status of your application and remaining required documentation. Once your admissions file is complete, you will be notified by mail of your official acceptance and receive further information pertaining to immigration documentation, registering for courses and working with your academic advisor to determine an educational plan.

If you have any questions, please contact the Admission and Records office by email at kaylyn.bondy@willistonstate.edu or phone or 1-888-863-9455.