International Undergraduate Admissions
At Wentworth, our commitment to inclusive excellence has allowed us to build a rich, diverse community. We attract students from over 70 countries around the world--these international students comprise 7% of our total enrollment and a total of 24% of our students identify as ALANA (African, LatinX, 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 the United States. Our International Student Services Office is also available to help with your F-1 student visa.
Wentworth's emphasis on cooperative education allows us to stand apart among the high-quality colleges and universities in the Boston area. A co-op lets students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to real-world work environments. All students must complete two co-op assignments in order to graduate, ensuring that they are ready to make an impact in their job on day one.
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 December 1. The regular 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
Additional Requirements for International Transfer Students
- Wentworth Institute of Technology requires that applicants with coursework or degrees from a non-U.S. university have their transcript evaluated for potential transfer credit. Students must obtain a professional transcript evaluation from one of the following companies:
- Type of transcript evaluation report students should order: Course-by-Course Report
- All transfer students (U.S. and non-U.S. universities) must also provide a catalog or syllabus form each post-secondary school attended containing course descriptions for all classes completed. If the documents are in a language other than English, they must be accompanied by the official English translations. All records should indicate the number of lecture and/or laboratory hours per week and the grade received for each course.
- All applicants for whom English is not a first language must show proof of English proficiency. Please see the English Proficiency Requirements for complete details.
- 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.
Optional – Interviews (Recommended)
We would love to get to know you and hear your unfiltered voice. As a result, international applicants are welcome to schedule a one-on-one session with your admissions counselor to talk about your academic interests, extracurricular activities or ask any questions you have about Wentworth. You can also demonstrate your communication skills and ability to converse about academic topics through InitialView, which conducts an unscripted conversation and proctors an open-ended writing sample. Learn more about InitialView.
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.
Required Immigration Documents For Form I-20 (For Accepted and Deposited Students Only)
- A copy of your passport biographical page
- I-20 Request Form
- 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.
- 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 Citizenship and Immigration 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.
- Bank letter(s)
- See Example
- The letter must be in English and be less than 6 months old on bank letterhead
- The letter should show the account balance in both the local currency and USD
- Students must provide proof of total funding for at least the equivalent to USD $65,190 for residential students and USD $66,518 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. **If you are currently in the United States on an F-1 Visa - Please complete this SEVIS Transfer-In-Form and give it to your current International Student Advisor to return to Wentworth as soon as possible.
- If you are currently in the United States on an F-1 Visa
- Please complete this SEVIS Transfer-In-Form and give it to your current International Student Advisor to return to Wentworth as soon as possible.
- A copy of your passport biographical page