WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY - [WCU], CULLOWHEE, NORTH CAROLINA - ADMISSION

Cullowhee, North CarolinaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1889Established Year
  11639Enrollment

Western Carolina University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Bhavya Rawal

The Western Carolina University offers admission on a rolling basis beginning in Fall and Spring seasons. The university has an acceptance rate of 39.7%. In Fall 2018 admissions, the university received 19341 applications out of which 7667 applicants were offered admission.

  • The University does require strongly competitive SAT or ACT scores. The average SAT scores of admitted students were 1120(SAT)and 23(ACT).
  • The applicant has to apply on the University’s website portal.
  • Applicants are advised to check the program's requirements and deadlines closely.

Highlights

Application Portalwcu.hobsonsradius.com
Application Fee (non-refundable)UG: 65 USD
PG: 90 USD
Mode of paymentOnline
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Institutional codesGRE: 5897
SAT: 5897
ACT:3172
Intake SeasonsFall and Spring. Summer semester available for selective courses.
Work ExperienceNot required
Contact details for International studentsinternational@wcu.edu.

Western Carolina University Deadlines

The full-time academic session at Western Carolina University starts in the Fall and Spring semester.

CoursesDeadlines
Undergraduate coursesSummer: February 1
Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1
Graduate Courses(Masters and Graduate Certificate Programs)Varies depending on the course opted for.

Western Carolina University International Admissions

Western Carolina University has Office of International Programs and Services that help the international student in the application process, answer applicant’s questions and throughout applicants study in the university.

International students are required to fulfil extra requirements in order to gain admission to Western Carolina University. In addition to the SAT/ACT(for undergraduate courses) and GRE/GMAT (for graduate courses), which applicants are required to send by specified deadlines, international applicants must also fulfil the requirements as listed :

  • English language proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial copies of translated transcripts/mark sheets.
  • Post-secondary grades, mark sheets and certificates.

Supporting Documents: Verified financial bank statement, Proof of financial support or sponsor, International information sheet, authorized clearance for transfer students.

English Language Requirements

State students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at the Western Carolina University -

Test NameScore Required
TOEFL (IBT)68(undergraduate)
79(graduate)
TOEFL (PBT)520(undergraduate)
550(graduate)
IELTS6.0(undergraduate)
6.5(graduate)
SAT800(undergraduate)
ACT18(undergraduate)

Visa Process for International Students

  • International Applicants will be issued Form I-20 from the university
  • Applicants will need to provide the following documents to receive the Form I-20:
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • Bank statement
    • Sponsor letter, if applicable
  • Complete the I-20 and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  • Applicants then need to apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa. Submit the form and pay the application fee.
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview.

Western Carolina University Undergraduate Admissions

Western Carolina University offers more than 60 undergraduate courses to all the applicants. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • High school diploma/transcript
  • Letters of recommendation
  • ACT/SAT scores
ACT22
SAT1118
GPA3.75

Western Carolina University Graduate Admissions

Western Carolina University offers more than 30 graduate courses to all the applicants. While the specific requirements may vary for each program, the general admission requirements remain the same.

Academic Requirements - Transcripts, GPA of 3.0 or higher, GMAT/GRE, English Proficiency score for International students, Recommendation letters. Academic requirements vary from course to course.

Here are listed some of the most popular programs at Western Carolina University

CoursesApplication PortalApplication DeadlinesApplication RequirementsApplication FeesMinimum English Language proficiency requirements
MBAGraduate Admission PortalFall: Priority: March 15
Regular: July 15
Spring: November 15
Summer: A week before the start of term.
Official transcripts Minimum GPA of 3.0;
GMAT score - 450,
GRE score - 300,
Resume,
Goal statement 3 LORs
90 USDTOEFL-iBT: 61
TOEFL-PBT: 550
TOEFL-iBT: 79
IELTS: 6.5
MHS Health SciencesGraduate Admission PortalFall: April 19
Spring: October 15
Official transcript,
GPA of 3.5 or higher Minimum GRE scores: Verbal 153, Quantitative 145, Analytical Writing 3.62,
3 LORs,
Goal statement.
90 USDTOEFL-PBT: 550
TOEFL-iBT: 79
IELTS: 6.5
MS TechnologyGraduate Admission PortalFall: a week prior to start of term.Minimum GPA of 3.0,
GRE score Verbal:300 Quantitative:300 Analytical:3.5
90 USDTOEFL-PBT: 550
TOEFL-iBT: 80
TOEFL-CBT: 230
MA Clinical PsychologyGraduate Admission PortalFall: March 1Unofficial transcripts,
CV 3 letters of recommendation,
Personal statement,
GRE
90 USDTOEFL-PBT: 550
TOEFL-iBT: 79
IELTS: 6.5

The university has an acceptance rate of 40.7%, which means that the university is moderately competitive. The University accepts a minimum GPA of 3.78, which is a strongly competitive score, indicating the university accepts students who are able to handle a more difficult level of academics.

An early application will increase the chances of admission. Students should contact the university’s International Admissions Counselor before applying to get more detailed information on country-specific requirements.

Shortly after the applicant submits the application, they will receive a mailed letter of acknowledgment that it has been received by the Office of Admission. A week after your acknowledgment letter is sent, applicant will receive an email providing instructions on how to activate the MyWCU account. Once activated, the applicant will be able to log into MyWCU and track your application status through the My Application Status and To Do List section.

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