WCSU 2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

International Student Application Instructions


Western Connecticut State University welcomes applications from international students who reside outside of the United States.  Please read the information below carefully.

How to apply:

Applications are due by the deadline as indicated on the application deadline page.

International students who apply will need to submit the following documents:

Online application

Medical forms

Admission Requirements Complete the admission requirements as indicated for your program of interest.

Official Test Scores.  All applicants, including those from English-speaking countries, must show proof of proficiency in English by taking one of the following tests.  The accepted tests and the required minimum scores are as follows:

University Diplomas and Transcripts with Foreign Credit Evaluation Students must submit their university transcript.  If you attended college outside of the U.S, your documents MUST be evaluated by one of the following agencies or through opens in a new windowSpanTran.  Students who have taken university courses must submit a course by course transcript evaluation of all courses taken abroad. The evaluation must also indicate the degree(s) earned.

Affidavit of Support opens in a new window(Download the 2022-2023 form)opens pdf file Students must show proof of adequate financial support to pay for their tuition and living expenses while in the U.S.  Applicants should have the affidavit form signed by a bank representative in their country and must submit ORIGINAL bank statements, dated no more than 6 months before their anticipated start date, showing the required amount of support.

Please note: You must be accepted into a full-time program. Not all of our programs qualify for a visa.

What to do once you’re accepted

If you have recently been accepted, click here for info on obtaining your student visa.