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 team is available to help with your F-1 student visa process and answer any of your questions! We partner with International Student Services & Engagement who supports the international student experience during your time at Wentworth.
International Students Welcome!
Hear directly from other international students. At Wentworth you are Welcome-Bienvenidas- Willkommen- Bienvenue- Bem-vindo- 欢迎- स्वागत - हे-أهلا بك .
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Make It Happen
International First Year students apply to Wentworth using the Common Application.
International Transfer students apply to Wentworth using the Wentworth Application.
- Recommendations (Optional)
- Official Transcripts
- Demonstration of English Proficiency
- Interviews (Optional)
- SAT/ACT Scores (Optional)
How to Apply for International Students
If you have questions about the application process, please contact us at any time. We are happy to help!
Letters of recommendation at Wentworth are optional. If applicants would like to submit a letter of recommendation, we will accept up to two recommendations from guidance counselors, teachers, employers, or coaches. Email letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The official transcripts of secondary education 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.
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 email@example.com 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 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 and order a 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 whose first language is not English or who are educated outside of the U.S. for secondary school (high school) are required to show proof of English proficiency to meet our English requirement.
Acceptable evidence of proficiency includes official exam scores from any of the following testing centers: Test Exam English Proficiency Requirement Send Scores to Wentworth TOEFL 79 on the IBT TOEFL with no subsection lower than 17 ETS TOEFL
School Code: 3958
IELTS Academic 6.5 minimum overall score, with no subscore below 5.5 IELTS Duolingo English Test (DET) 105 on the DET DET PTE Academic Minimum English academic score of 53 N/A
TOEFL, IELTS Academic, and PTE Academic exam scores are valid for two years. SAT and ACT test scores are valid for five years. Scores that are older will not be accepted.
- Students whose secondary education took place in one of these English-speaking countries are exempt from the English proficiency requirement. Students with a Bachelor's Degree from one of these countries are also exempt. A list of recognized programs is available from the admissions office.
- Proof of students who have been taking college-preparatory English classes for at least three years at an English language-based high school, and obtain a grade of ‘C’ or higher (ex: a U.S. high school, an American high school abroad, etc.).
- A “C” (2.0) or higher grade in English I and English II on an official transcript from a U.S. college or university.
- Wentworth has agreements with the following schools of English as a second language, allowing students to get accustomed to living in Boston while finalizing their English Language Proficiency requirements. Our preferred schools are Approach ISC and ASC English:
- Approach International Student Center (Approach ASC)
- ASC English
ESL Level B2 (Upper-Intermediate)
- CELOP at Boston University – Level 8 Advanced (grade of 3.0 or higher)
- EC Boston – Pre-Advanced Level
- EF International – Level C1-1
- ELS – Level 112
- Embassy CES (StudyGroup) – Level 6
- English Language Center – combined Grammar and Composition level of 1200 or greater
- FLS International – Level 18
- GEOS Language Institute – Level 6
- New England School of English – Level 10 in all subject areas
- Stafford House (Boston Academy of English) – Level 6
- Target International School – Level 5
- The Language Company – Level 9 with at least an 80%
- Approach International Student Center (Approach ASC)
*All students who choose to pursue this route in place of a TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo/PTE exam will need to provide a letter of recommendation from the respective center director or English teacher.
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 our international 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.
SAT and/or ACT (Optional)
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 Documentation
If you are admitted and accepted to Wentworth, we will send you information on obtaining an I-20 application which will allow you to apply for your visa.
For the I-20 you will need:
- A copy of your passport biographical page
- 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 in English and less than 6 months old on bank letterhead and providing proof of total funding to USD $69,760 for residential students and USD $70,860 for commuter students. We suggest you get at least 2 original letters as you will need them for your visa as well. See example.
- Additional requirements for international SEVIS transfer students
We can't wait to get to know you. Contact our team with any questions you may have about Wentworth.