International Student Admissions Process

Criteria

Nebraska Wesleyan admits undergraduate international students based on:

  • the strength of their academic transcripts,
  • a minimum of a high school diploma/certificate of completion, and
  • a minimum English proficiency exam score, when English is not the student’s primary language.

Application deadline

  • July 1 for Fall Semester
  • October 1 for Spring Semester

Admissions Requirements

First-year student requirements
  • Complete the free online application.
  • Provide scans of high school diploma, transcript or certificate of completion.
  • Provide scores from one of the following English language tests, when English is not the student’s primary language:

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    Institution code: 6470
    Minimum score: Paper test – 525; Internet test – 71

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    Minimum Score: 5.5

    Duolingo English Test
    Minimum score: 100
    The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only $49. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview and writing sample which are shared with Nebraska Wesleyan University when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.

    Society of Testing English Proficiency (STEP) Eiken
    Minimum Score: Pre-1 Level
    (Optional) International students eligible for Nebraska Wesleyan University scholarships based on SAT scores should forward those scores to the Admissions Office if they wish to be considered.
Transfer student requirements
  • Complete the free online application.
  • Provide scans of high school diploma, transcript or certificate of completion.
  • Provide official transcripts from any U.S. college or university attended.
  • Provide transcript evaluation for any international institution attended. Use this SpanTran portal designed for NWU applicants that offers a discount and quick electronic delivery. Students can also provide credential evaluations from other companies—check with your NWU admissions counselor with questions about credential evaluation.
  • Provide scores from one of the following English language tests, when English is not the student’s primary language (Note: This requirement is waived if applicants complete English coursework at a U.S. college or university):

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    Institution code: 6470
    Minimum score: Paper test – 525; Internet test – 71

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    Minimum Score: 5.5

    Duolingo English Test
    Minimum score: 100
    The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only $49. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview and writing sample which are shared with Nebraska Wesleyan University when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.

    Society of Testing English Proficiency (STEP) Eiken
    Minimum Score: Pre-1 Level
    (Optional) International students eligible for Nebraska Wesleyan University scholarships based on SAT scores should forward those scores to the Admissions Office if they wish to be considered.
Graduate student requirements
  • Complete the free online application.
  • Provide official transcripts from any U.S. college or university attended.
  • Provide transcript evaluation for any international institution attended. Use this SpanTran portal designed for NWU applicants that offers a discount and quick electronic delivery. Students can also provide credential evaluations from other companies—check with your NWU admissions counselor with questions about credential evaluation.
  • Provide two professional references, current resume and 300-500 word personal goals statement.
  • Provide scores from one of the following English language tests, when English is not the student’s primary language (Note: This requirement is waived if applicants complete English coursework at a U.S. college or university):

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    Institution code: 6470
    Minimum score: Paper test – 550; Internet test – 80

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    Minimum Score: 6.5
Exchange student requirements

Visit the study abroad office at your current institution for more information. Exchange students do not need to complete the NWU application.

Sending documents to NWU

First-year, transfer and graduate applicants can scan or mail financial certification form, financial documents, transcripts and other required materials to:

  • Bill Motzer
    Vice President for Student Enrollment
    Nebraska Wesleyan University
    5000 Saint Paul Avenue
    Lincoln, NE 68504-2794

Questions? Contact Bill at (402) 465-2551 or wmotzer [at] nebrwesleyan.edu

Post-Admission and Enrollment Requirements

Once accepted to Nebraska Wesleyan University, students must take additional steps to secure their enrollment and apply for their visa or transfer a valid existing visa.

  • Submit a $350 U.S. deposit, which is applied to their first year tuition. Deposits can be paid online using a credit card or US checking account, or can be wired using the following information
     Direct to Wire Routing Transit Number 121000248
     Bank Name Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
     City, State San Francisco, CA
     Beneficiary Acct. # 2614588509
     Beneficiary Acct. Name Nebraska Wesleyan University
General Fund A/P
Cash Management Account
  • Complete and return the International Student Post-Admission Enrollment Requirement Form. 
  • Provide an official bank statement reflecting funds for one year of educational and living expenses. Your admissions counselor can help you determine this amount
  • Provide scans of your current passport, and US visa (if applicable).

Additional information

  • The Office of Global Engagement will issue an I-20 form after the deposit and financial documents are received. Additional information about course registration, housing placements and orientation will be communicated.
  • To facilitate their cultural and linguistic adjustment, international students live in our residence halls. All students are required to live in campus housing until they reach senior standing or until they are 21 years of age unless they live with an approved host family in Lincoln.
  • International students are required to pay tuition, fees, room and board at the beginning of each semester.
  • International students are required to be continuously enrolled in a health insurance plan.