International Undergraduate Admissions
At Wentworth, our commitment to inclusive excellence has allowed us to build a rich, diverse community. We attract students from over 64 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
International First Year students can apply to Wentworth using the Common Application. The application for Fall 2022 will become available on August 1, 2021. Transfer applicants should view the application requirements as they vary from First Year applicants.
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, and official academic transcripts.
- If you qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, learn more about applying and requirements.
Application Deadline Apply By Notified By Enroll By Early Action Round 1 November 1 December 15 May 1 Early Action Round 2 January 1 February 15 May 1 Regular Decision February 1 April 1 May 1
We require two letters of recommendation from people who can comment on your academic potential. This might be a guidance counselor and a teacher or two teachers of your choice. Additional recommendations from teachers, employers, or coaches are optional. Email letters of recommendation to email@example.com.
Official Transcripts of Secondary Education
- The official transcripts 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 documents are in a language other than English, they must be accompanied by official English translations.
How to Submit Official Transcript
Official transcripts, secondary school exams and English translations can be submitted by any of the following methods:
- Naviance or Parchment Exchange: If your secondary school (high school) uses Naviance or Parchment Exchange, then your school can upload transcripts and/or secondary school exams electronically through the Common Application. Documents received electronically through Naviance or Parchment Exchange are considered official.
- Email: Your counselor or your teacher may email copies of your transcripts directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with an official school email account. Please note that we do not accept transcripts as official unless they are sent directly from the school.
- Mail: The institution can mail the original official transcripts and English translations to Wentworth:
Wentworth Undergraduate Admissions
550 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Additional Requirements for International Transfer Students
- College Transfer Report
- Official college transcript(s)
- 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)
- Application for Issuance of I-20
- A copy of your passport biographical page
- 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 $69,760 for residential students (on-campus expenses) and USD $70,860 for commuter students (off-campus expenses)
- 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
- Additional requirements for international SEVIS transfer students