International Exchange Students

The college accepts and enrolls students from our partner institutions who are citizens of countries other than the United States for exchange programs. Full-time international exchange students are issued Forms DS-2019 forms to enable them to apply for student visas.

Admission Requirements

Exchange students must submit the following materials to the Office of Student International Services:

  1. Exchange student application for admission (application fee is waived)
  2. Nomination letter from an academic advisor, professor, dean or exchange coordinator at the partner institution.
  3. Official transcripts, academic records, diplomas, national examination results, certificates or degrees received from all secondary, post-secondary, university and/or professional schools. All transcripts must be submitted with an official English translation
  4. Evidence of adequate financial support to cover the total cost of attendance for the
    duration of the exchange program (one or two semesters). This most commonly comes in the form of a certified bank statement or bank letter.
  5. Statement of Financial Responsibility completed by the student and/or financial guarantor.
  6. International Exchange students who are non-native speakers of English must submit results of a standardized English language test. Students who may be exempt from this requirement include students whose primary and secondary education took place in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or the U.S. or students who graduated from an English-speaking high school. At the discretion of the Admissions Office, this requirement may also be satisfied through other comparable means. Westminster College accepts scores from TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearsons. The required scores for undergraduate admission include one of the following:

    TOEFL ibt: 79
    TOEFL pbt: 550
    IELTS: 6.5
    Pearsons: 53

    Exchange students who have attended another college or university in the U. S. and have
    completed a minimum of 15 academic credits may not need to present a TOEFL score.
  7. Copy of the identification page of the applicant’s passport

All materials submitted to the Office of Admissions become the property of the college and cannot be returned to the student or sent to another school. If the student’s school or ministry of education issues only one copy of secondary school grades or examination scores, the Office of Admissions will make a certified copy and return the original to the student; however, in all cases copies must be made from originals. Duplicated copies will not be accepted.

Once all required documentation has been received and the student has been accepted for admission, a Form DS-2019 will be sent to the student.