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Apply as an International Student

Widener University is just the right size to let you connect with new friends while also developing meaningful relationships with faculty that will help you exceed your career goals.

Our international student admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and it's FREE to submit the online application. After your application is complete, it will take two to four weeks to hear back about admittance.


Admission Requirements

✔ Complete an application, it's free to submit the online application!

  • If you are attending a secondary school, or if you have taken fewer than 12 credits at a college or university, complete the freshman application.
  • If you have attempted at least 12 credits at a college or university, complete the transfer application.

✔ Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended.

  • All educational documents must be accompanied by official English translations and must carry the seal or stamp of the issuing educational institution. Transcripts and marksheets may be attested or notarized copies.
  • A course-by-course credential evaluation completed by a NACES certified organization will be accepted if the transcript is not in the English language.

 Fulfill the English proficiency requirements by submitting one of the following:

  • TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 minimum
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: 80 minimum
              Minimum for Speaking Proficiency Section: 19
              Minimum for All Other Sections: 17
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall band score
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 minimum
  • Duolingo English Test (DET): 60 minimum (after test completion please select Widener from the drop-down menu to send us your DET scores)
  • GTEC CBT: 1200 minimum
  • MELAB: 77 minimum
  • Successful completion at the advanced-level from one of our ESL program partners.


✔ Complete any additional application requirements for the following programs:

English Proficiency Exceptions

  • Countries that are exempt from submitting a test of English proficiency but must submit official SAT or ACT scores. 
  • Transfer Students: If you have completed English Composition I and English Composition II and earned a grade of C or better from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, you are not required to submit standardized test scores. Accelerated nursing program applicants ARE REQUIRED to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. 
  • Applicants who are academically prepared to pursue a university program but are unable to meet the minimum English proficiency requirement will be considered for conditional admission. 

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