International Student Admissions

At this time we are no longer accepting Fall 2017 applications from students who need a new, initial Form I-20 in order to apply for the F-1 student visa.  If you are already studying in the U.S. on a F-1 visa it is still possible to apply.  Please contact our admissions office with any questions.

 

Your Path to Wentworth is a Path to Success

Among all the high-quality colleges and universities in the Boston area, Wentworth stands apart for its emphasis on cooperative education, in which students apply what they’ve learned in actual work environments. All students must complete two co-op assignments in order to graduate, ensuring that they are ready to be productive in their new careers on day one.

Wentworth attracts students from more than 50 countries around the world. International students comprise 8% of our enrollment. In our diverse community, 15% of our students identify as ALANA (African, Latino/a, Asian, or Native American). We offer a welcoming, supportive environment in which to live and learn, and provide a range of services to help with your transition to life in America. Our International Student Services Office is available to help with the F-1 student visa.

Applying to Wentworth

Wentworth practices rolling admissions, which means we review each application as soon as we receive all required documents. The priority deadline for fall applications is February 15. After this date, some programs may be closed to further applications, so we encourage you to apply early—especially because international applicants have a few additional requirements.

The following materials are required as part of a complete application. Please see detailed information about each requirement below

  • Application Form
    • Apply online. There is a $50 application fee, with secure server transaction available for credit card payment.
    • Be sure to answer all questions completely, and submit all supporting documents including English language proficiency, official academic transcripts, and documentation of financial support. 
    • If you qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, learn more about applying and requirements. 
  • Written Personal Statement
    • All applicants are required to submit a personal statement or essay as part of their application. This essay (250 to 500 words) is your opportunity to tell us what you would like us to know about you that grades and test score won't necessarily reveal. For example, you may want to tell us about the impact of an after-school job, the influence of a favorite teacher, or how you dealt with an unexpected situation. Additionally, you may want to submit an activities page or a resume.
  • Letter of Recommendation
    • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor required. Additional recommendations from teachers, employers, or coaches are optional. Email letters of recommendation to admissions@wit.edu.
  • Official Transcripts of Secondary Education
    • These documents must bear an official signature, in ink, of the appropriate official of your school, such as the registrar or recorder of records. They must also bear the institution's seal. If the institution will not mail the original academic documents to the United States, exact copies, which have been certified as such by the appropriate official of each school attended, may be sent. If the documents are in a language other than English, they must be accompanied by official English translations. International transfer students must also submit the College Transfer Report (also known as the College Official's Report).
  • Official Transcripts of Post-Secondary Education from each Post-Secondary School Attended
    • These records should indicate the number of lecture and/or laboratory hours per week and the grade received for each course. To be evaluated for transfer credits, a catalog or syllabus form each post-secondary school attended (containing course descriptions) must also be submitted. If the documents are in a language other than English, they must be accompanied by the official English translations.
  • English Proficiency
    • All applicants for whom English is not a first language must show proof of English proficiency. Please see the English Proficiency Requirements.
      • Please note that official results of the TOEFL must be sent directly to Wentworth through the Educational Testing Service (ETS) or the College Board.Wentworth's school code is 3958. If you choose to take the IELTS exam official results must be sent to the school. Photocopies and scans are not acceptable.
  • Declaration and Certification of Finances
    • International applicants must complete the Financial Information Form AND document their ability to meet all educational and personal expenses. Wentworth is required by the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Services to verify the financial resources of students prior to issuing a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20). Although students are permitted to work on campus during the academic year, they should not expect employment to be a significant means of support while attending Wentworth Institute of Technology. Financial assistance is not available to international students.
  • Declaration and Certification of Finances (required if you will need an immigration document from Wentworth):
    • Students must provide proof of funding for at least the equivalent to USD $60,175 for residential students and USD $61,416 for commuter students. The U.S. Consulate will require the same documentation, we suggest you obtain two (2) original letters, one for your records and one for us. We will not accept photocopies or faxes of financial documentation.
  • A Copy of Your Passport
    • Please provide a copy of your current passport. You do not need to send the entire document, just be sure to send the page with your name, country, date of birth, and when the document expires.
  • Optional – SAT and/or ACT Scores
    • Both SAT and ACT scores are NOT required for international applicants. If you do wish to submit your official scores we will be glad to add them to your file.  Please note scores must be sent directly from the College Board or ACT to be considered official.

Admissions Office
Attention: International Admissions
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5998
USA
phone 617-989-4000
fax 617-989-4010
e-mail admissions@wit.edu