Supporting Documents

After applying for your Global Pathway Program at the International Study Center, you will need to supply additional documents to support your application.

A Student Enrollment Advisor will review your application and contact you to discuss the necessary documents. Many of these documents will also be needed when you apply for your student visa.

What Documents Are Needed?

When you apply online to study a program at Western Washington University International Study Center, you will need to supply additional documents to support your application and prove your eligibility. A Student Enrollment Advisor will review your application and contact you to discuss the next steps in the application process including the types of documents you need and how to submit them. Many of these documents will also be needed when you apply for your student visa.

You will need to submit:

  • A copy of your valid passport
  • Proof of English language proficiency: IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson Versant
  • Certified copies of academic records, including transcripts and school leaving certificates
  • Certified financial statements and Affidavit of Support.

Graduate applicants may also need to provide a resume, GRE/GMAT, and personal statement.

Applying in the USA?

The International Study Center will accept community college transfer students. If you already reside in the USA, you will also need to provide:

  • I-20 form
  • Copy of your I-94 and visa
  • Copies of any additional visas and I-94 for dependents (spouse and/or children with you in the USA).

How to Send Your Documents

Documents can be sent with your application or, if sending additional documents after applying, you will be advised how to do this.

If any of your original documents are not written in English, they must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

Applying for Your Student Visa

After your application has been received, you have submitted your supporting documents, and your application has been accepted, you will be admitted to your Global Pathway Program. You will then be able to apply for a visa to study in the USA. To apply you will need to:

  1. Pay your deposit.
  2. The University will issue an I-20 from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
  3. With the I-20, you can apply for a student visa.

To learn more about applying for a student visa, you should contact the nearest US Embassy or Consulate in your country. You may be required to attend an appointment.

Get Ready to Travel

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Many of the documents you need for your application and visa will be needed when you arrive in the USA. Find out what to expect when you join us in Bellingham.

Pay Your Deposit

After you are accepted, you will need to pay your deposit so your I-20 form can be released. With this form you will be able to apply for your student visa.

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