• 1

Undergraduate International Admissions

International StudentsWhile the application process for international students can be difficult, we are here to make things as easy as possible. Here is an easy to follow checklist of things that should be submitted before an admissions decision can be made. This information can be submitted all at one time or in increments.

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION DEADLINES

Applicants for undergraduate studies should have all required materials submitted to the Office of International Programs by the following dates, depending on anticipated semester of entry:

  • Fall Semester: May 1
  • Spring Semester: October 1
  • June summer session: March 1
  • July summer session: April 1

 


FRESHMAN STUDENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Step 1: Apply for undergraduate admissions and submit $70 application fee. Applications will NOT be processed without payment of this fee. 

  • Step 2: Official transcripts* from your high school or secondary institution. Leaving certificates are acceptable as well.
    *If the MUW Office of Admissions is unable to adequately evaluate your transcript(s), you may be asked to have them evaluated by an outside source such as the World Education Services (www.wes.org). To help the process along, we recommend you have your transcript(s) evaluated by WES before applying to MUW.*

  • Step 3: Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE* scores and ACT (18 or higher) or SAT (960 or higher) scores.
    *English proficiency exam scores are not required if a student graduated from a high school where English was the language of instruction or if English is their country's official language.*

  • Step 4: Statements of Financial Backing. Bank statements and letters of financial support should be provided.

  • Step 5: Student Health Agreement Form. Students must have proof of two (2) vaccinations for measles, mumps, and rubella , one (1) chest x-ray, and a tuberculosis shot. The chest x-ray and the tuberculosis shot must be administered in the United States.

All Applicants must provide either original or true certified copies of transcripts, diplomas, or certificates of all previous secondary and post-secondary academic studies. This documentation must be certified and translated into English.

The United States Immigration & Naturalization Service requires that applicants show financial proof to meet the cost of study prior to the issuance of the I-20 form. The cost includes tuition, fees, room, meals, books, insurance, and estimated expenses.

Scholarships for Freshman International Students

Up to ten prospective W freshman students who are interested in entering The W in the Fall semester, who are not eligible to submit the FAFSA, will be eligible to apply for merit awards, based on ACT/SAT score and grade point average. Information regarding applying for the award will be communicated to International students during the admission process. The application can be found here

Awards are for students entering for the fall term only. Priority deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 1 and the final deadline to apply is April 1. Students will be notified about the award application process by email at the point of admission.

Students must be prepared to answer the question: "Why are you interested in attending Mississippi University for Women and how will receiving this scholarship help you achieve your goals?" Students must also submit two letters of reference, translated into English. 

A scholarship committee including one faculty member from each College will be asked to review, and select, the individuals who will be offered the scholarships. 

Award notifications will go out to students by the second week of May each year.

 


 

TRANSFER STUDENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Step 1: Apply for undergraduate admissions and submit $70 application fee. Applications will NOT be processed without payment of this fee.

  • Step 2: Official transcripts* from any post-secondary institution that you have attended. Students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average on all attempted coursework.
    *If the MUW Office of Admissions is unable to adequately evaluate your transcript(s), you may be asked to have them evaluated by an outside source such as the World Education Services (www.wes.org). To help the process along, we recommend that you have your transcript(s) evaluated by WES before applying to MUW.*

  • Step 3: Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE* scores.
    *English proficiency exam scores are not required if a student graduated from a high school where English was the language of instruction or if English is their country's official language.*

  • Step 4: Statements of Financial Backing. Bank statements and letters of financial support should be provided.

  • Step 5: Student Health Agreement Form. Students must have proof of two (2) vaccinations for measles, mumps, and rubella , one (1) chest x-ray, and a tuberculosis shot. The chest x-ray and the tuberculosis shot must be administered in the United States. 

(Click "Forms" from the menu to access all required forms for admissions.)

All Applicants must provide either original or true certified copies of transcripts, diplomas, or certificates of all previous secondary and post-secondary academic studies. This documentation must be certified and translated into English.

The United States Immigration & Naturalization Service requires that applicants show financial proof to meet the cost of study prior to the issuance of the I-20 form. The cost includes tuition, fees, room, meals, books, insurance, and estimated expenses.

Scholarships for Transfer International Students

International transfer students are eligible for institutional scholarships at the point of admission. Click here for information regarding requirements and dollar amounts. 

 


INFORMATION REGARDING LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

Language proficiency exam requirements for undergraduate admission:

  1. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Paper-Based Minimum Score 525

  2. TOEFL Computer-Based Minimum Score 197

  3. TOEFL Internet-Based Score 71

  4. IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems) Minimum Score 5.5

  5. PTE (Pearson Test of English) Minimum Score 48.

Note: Information about the TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE can be found at this website: www.examenglish.com.

 

Students do not have to submit English language proficiency exam scores if any of the following criteria apply:

  1. They are graduates of a U.S. high school and submit appropriate ACT or SAT score

  2. They have completed six semester hours of sophomore level English courses at an accredited U.S. college or university

  3. They have earned a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university

  4. They are citizens of a country where English is the first language

  5. They have graduated from a high school, college, or university where English is the language of instruction