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Application

Procedure

International Student Admission Procedure

The applications of prospective international students are reviewed on an individual basis, and admission may be offered to every applicant who meets the minimum requirements.

  1. International student applicants must follow the process detailed in the Freshman Application Procedure.

  2. International students are required to submit the following additional documents:

  • I-20 and I-94 (Photocopies of primary and dependent applicants)

  • Visa and Passport (Photocopies of primary and dependent applicants)

  • Verification documents of dependents (if applicable)

  • Proof of financial sponsors (if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Status (for details see the Application Packet)

I-20 Issuing Procedure

  1. Submission of application documents

  2. Application review by the school

  3. Acceptance notice

  4. Processing Fees $150 (Application fee $50 + Documents processing fee $100)

  5. Issuance of I-20 (3-5 business days)

  6. Apply for F-1 visa at embassy

  7. Entrance into the U.S.

Applicants should contact the Office of Admissions as soon as possible after obtaining a visa. Please note: “You may be refused entry into the U.S. if you attempt to arrive more than 30 days before the program start date listed on your SEVIS I-20 form.” (http://www.ice.gov) A Form I-20 form is issued only to the student who is accepted to the school. The issued I-20 form is not an F-1 visa. Students may consult legal advisor(s) for other necessary documents to obtain an F-1 visa  

Requirements

Undergraduate Documents  Check List

Citizen

  • A passport size photo (for student ID card)

  • Copy of valid passport

  • Copy of valid Drivers License

 

Resident or Non F-1

  • A passport size photo (for student ID card)

  • Copy of valid Green card

  • Copy of valid Drivers License or Document of Status (Non F1)

 

International Student

  • A passport size photo (for student ID card)

  • Copy of valid passport, Visa, I-94 of primary and dependents of applicant

  • Copy of valid Drivers License

  • A copy of current I-20 (Transfer student only)

  • Proof of English skills (for degree program students, not ESL)
    1) Minimum iBT TOEFL score = 68, PBT =520 / IELTS = 5.5 / TEPS =546, or
    2) Minimum 1 year in a U.S. degree program, or
    3) Minimum 6 months of Advanced ESL

  • Proof of financial status (Issued 3 months ahead original certificate if deposit balance in English with US currency)
    The minimum amount for tuition, fees, and living expenses is $20,000 for 1 person, $6,000 per 1 dependent should be added on the Certificate of Deposit Balance (Self: $20,000, 2 people: $26,000, 3 people: $32,000)

  • Declaration of financial support form or a copy of family relationship certification

  • Eligibility confirmation form (Transfer student only)

 

Graduate Documents  Check List

Citizen

  • A passport size photo (for student ID card)

  • Copy of valid passport

  • Copy of valid Drivers License

 

Resident or Non F-1

  • A passport size photo (for student ID card)

  • Copy of valid Green card

  • Copy of valid Drivers License or Document of Status (Non F1)

 

International Student

  • A passport size photo (for student ID card)

  • Copy of valid passport, Visa, I-94 of primary and dependents of applicant

  • Copy of valid Drivers License

  • A copy of current I-20 (Transfer student only)

  • Proof of English skills (for degree program students, not ESL)
    1) Minimum iBT TOEFL score = 68, PBT =520 / IELTS = 5.5 / TEPS =546, or
    2) Minimum 1 year in a U.S. degree program, or
    3) Minimum 6 months of Advanced ESL

  • Proof of financial status (Issued 3 months ahead original certificate if deposit balance in English with US currency)
    The minimum amount for tuition, fees, and living expenses is $20,000 for 1 person, $6,000 per 1 dependent should be added on the Certificate of Deposit Balance (Self: $20,000, 2 people: $26,000, 3 people: $32,000)

  • Declaration of financial support form or a copy of family relationship certification

  • Eligibility confirmation form (Transfer student only)

 

M.Div /M.M./M.C.E.

  • Original Graduate Certificate of Bachelor Degree

  • Original Transcript of Bachelor Degree

  • Original course by course evaluation (if applicable)

  • Personal Testimony

  • Reference Letter

  • Essay Writing

  • Bible Understanding

  • Admission Interview

 

D.Min

  • Original Certificate of M.Div or Theological Degree

  • Original Transcript of M.Div or Theological Degree

  • Certificate of Ordination (if applicable)

  • Pastor Reference

  • Professional Reference

  • Academic Reference

  • Statement of Propose for D.Min

  • Resume with a Picture

  • Admission Interview

  • Evidence of Current Ministry Involvement

  • Statement of 3 years of Ministry Experience

ESL Documents Check List

Citizen

  • A passport size photo (for student ID card)

  • Copy of valid passport

  • Copy of valid Drivers License

Resident or Non F-1

  • A passport size photo (for student ID card)

  • Copy of valid Green card

  • Copy of valid Drivers License or Document of Status (Non F1)

International Student

  • A passport size photo (for student ID card)

  • Copy of valid passport, Visa, I-94 of primary and dependents of applicant

  • Copy of valid Drivers License

  • A copy of current I-20 (Transfer student only)

  • Proof of financial status (Issued 3 months ahead original certificate if deposit balance in English with US currency)
    The minimum amount for tuition, fees, and living expenses is $20,000 for 1 person, $6,000 per 1 dependent should be added on the Certificate of Deposit Balance (Self: $20,000, 2 people: $26,000, 3 people: $32,000)

  • Declaration of financial support form or a copy of family relationship certification

  • Eligibility confirmation form (Transfer student only)

 

Deadline

Fall 2019 Semester

Applicant already in the US: Aug 9, 2019
Applicant outside of the US: July 19, 2019

Spring 2020 Semester

Applicant already in the US: Jan 10, 2020
Applicant outside of the US: Dec 20, 2019* If you have a question about Winter / Summer session  please contact admissions office  

 

International Admission

The Office of Admissions is responsible for the admission of students to the University.  
Each fall semester in general begins at the end of August; and each spring semester begins at the end of January. 


Freshman Application Procedure
To be considered for admission as a freshman, the applicant must submit the following items by the appropriate deadlines:

  1. A completed Freshman Application packet, including at least one required essay.

  2. Submit each document listed below for the program to which you are seeking admission (Note: all legal documents are required to be written in English.)

 

General

  • Passport size photograph (1; taken within last three months)

  • Driver’s license photocopy (1)

  • Passport photocopy (1)

Undergraduate

  • Original Certificate of High School Graduation

  • Testimony (only for B.A.B.)

  • Essay Writing (Not required for Non-Degree seeking students)

 

Graduate

  • Original Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree

  • Original Official Bachelor’s Transcripts (minimum of 120 credits)–GPA 2.0 or above

  • Original Course by Course Evaluation (if applicable)

  • Seminary (M.Div./M.R.E./MCC): Reference Letter & Testimony

  • Essay Writing

Admission requirements

Undergraduate (B.TH)

  • Bible Understanding

  • Admission Interview (if applicable)

Graduate (M.DIV./M.M./M.C.E.)

  • Bible Understanding 

  • Admission Interview

  • Self-Assessment (M.C.C.)

 

Freshman Application Review Procedure
An admission decision is mainly made based upon the applicant’s academic strengths, personal experiences and achievements demonstrated through all the submitted materials. In case that any exceptional situations, which are not specified within the current admission policy, arise, the Admissions Office will hold a temporary ‘admission review committee’ to determine the best recommendation for each case.

Degrees Earned Outside the U.S.
All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the U.S. must be translated into English and evaluated by an accredited U.S. evaluation service before an admission decision can be made.

Undergraduate
Students with high school diplomas are eligible to apply for the undergraduate programs. Students who have attended undergraduate programs less than two years in the U.S. or studied less than six months in E.S.L. programs must have a minimum TOEFL score of 68.

Student without High School Diploma
In addition to all application materials, the student must provide a copy of GED result. It is strongly encouraged for the student to provide as much information as possible about his/her circumstances in support of the application.

Graduate Application Procedure
Students with bachelors’ degrees are eligible to apply for the graduate programs. Students who have attended graduate programs less than two years in the U.S. or studied less than six months in E.S.L. programs must have a minimum TOEFL score of 68.

Criteria for Admission into Graduate School
Prospective students who is applying WMCGWs graduate program should meet these criteria;

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S or hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree from a foreign institution. WMCGW will recognize degrees that were earned in only three years of study.

  • Have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4 point scale) for the last 90 graded quarter credits or 60 graded semester credits.

  • Be proficient in English:

FINANCE

WMCGW has commitment to ensure that no qualified student is denied WMCGW education because of finances. 

 

TUITION

Undergraduate

International Student                                                               $ 1,800 per semester

National Student (US citizen or Permanent resident)                       $ 120 per credit hour

*International students must take 12 credits or more per semester.

     

Graduate

Master’s Program

International Student                                                               $ 2,300 per year

National Student(US citizen or Permanent resident)                        $ 150 per credit hour

Doctoral Program

International Student                                                               $ 300 per credit hour

National Student(US citizen or Permanent resident)                        $ 300 per credit hour           

*International students must take 9 credits or more per semester.

FEES*

 

Regular Fees

            Application Fee (New or Transfer Student only)                  $ 50.00

            Document Processing Fees (F-1 Applicant only)                  $ 100.00

            Mailing Service Fee (If applicable)                                    $ 50.00          

            Course Overload Fee                                                    $ 30.00

            Doctoral Student Registration (Project Semester)                $ 400.00 per semester

            Doctoral Thesis/Project Advisor Fee                                 $ 1,000.00

Special Fees

            Returned Check Fee                                                     $ 35.00

            Declined Card Processing Fee**                                      $ 35.00

            Registration Late Fee                                                    $ 50.00

            Transcript Fee                                                            $ 10.00 per copy

            Official Transcript Fee                                                   $ 10.00 per copy

            Graduation Fee***                                                       $ 200.00

 

* All fees are non-refundable and Graduation fee is subject to change

FORMS FOR APPLICATION

  • Application form for New Student 

  • Transfer In Request Form

  • Pre-Authorized Payment Plan and Agreement  

  • Academic Calendar 2019-2020