Admissions Application Requirements
- Completed admissions application
- $75 application fee or waiver from (College board or ACT waivers)
- Official High School Transcripts (Transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency if needed)
- Official College transcripts (If student is a transfer student from another college)
- Official ACT and or SAT scores
- Financial Statements (Affidavit of support)
- TOFEL (Only required for non-English speaking students)
Edward Waters College ACT code: 0724
Edward Waters College SAT code: 5182
- International students on F-1 Visas are not eligible for admission as non-degree students.
Priority Application Submission Deadlines
- Fall Semester June 30th
- Spring Semester November 30th
- Summer Semester March 30th
- Send official transcript(s) directly to EW Scanned or fax copies are not considered official.
- Transfer applicants must submit official transcript(s) from each college or university attended
Foreign Credential Evaluation Fees
Students are accountable for all evaluation fees if transcripts need to be translated.
High School and/or Secondary School
- Applicants must be graduates of a secondary school and submit a first or second division General Certification of Education (or its equivalent for those applying from the British Commonwealth).
- Basic courses in Algebra, English, Geometry, History, Natural Sciences, and other academic subjects should have been taken in secondary school. The applicant should have achieved a thorough knowledge of the English language.
- All school records must be certified by school officials and sent with your application.
- GPA: High school applicants who have earned at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and have taken the ACT or SAT are considered for regular admissions to the college.
- High school applicants who have earned at least a 2.0 – 2.49 cumulative grade point average and have taken the ACT or SAT are considered for Provisional admissions to the college.
- ACT and SAT Scores:
There is no minimum score requirement to be accepted to the college, but the student must submit either the ACT or SAT score report to the admissions department.
- Scores reported on high school transcript can be used to evaluate applicant admissibility. However, official score reports from either The College Board (SAT) or ACT are required to complete the admission file. Scores listed on the final official high school transcript can be used as the official score reports.
- College GPA: Applicants earning at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA in all college coursework are considered for regular admission.
- Academic Standing: Good academic standing and/or eligibility to return to previous institution for full-time study is required for admission consideration.
- SAT I or ACT: Test scores required if you have less than 24 college credit
TOEFL scores will be waived for applicants who are:
- Graduates of high schools within the United States
- Students whose native language or language of instruction is English
- Students transferring to EWC after at least one year at another English language college or university
Information on the TOEFL exam may be obtained by writing to: Education Testing Service, Box 899, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
- Applicants must provide a notarized financial statement from their bank showing that the applicant has enough support for at least one year in the United States.
- This statement must be submitted with the application for admission. This amount should be at least $20,807.22 (This price is subject to change) Please consult with the Admissions Department for current cost per year.
Issuing the I-20
- I-20 forms are issued once all required documents are received
- I-20’s are not released to a third party. It is issued only to the applicant or mailed directly to the permanent home address listed on the application for admission
- The student must present an original copy of the I-20 and the letter of acceptance to the Embassy to authorize travel to the U.S.
SEVIS I-901 Fee
- Once the I-20 has been issued, the student is responsible for paying the $200 fee (S. currency) directly to the Department of Homeland Security.
- The I-901 fee must be paid prior to the student’s scheduled embassy appointment Failure to pay this fee may result in denial of F-1 status.