International Students

Welcome to EWU!

No matter where you're from, the EWU community is committed to an amazing learning experience. Join students from more than 40 countries at our beautiful and safe eastern Washington campus. Applying as an international student can be complicated, but don't worry. We're here to help.


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Make sure you have each of the following:

  1. A debit or credit card to pay the application fee ($60 USD)
  2. A passport (recommended)
  3. Original, official transcripts to show you meet the grade requirements
  4. Evidence to show you have English proficiency

An application for admission will be considered complete only when all of the required documentation is received. Because it takes a long time to get a student visa, students applying from outside the U.S. should apply as early as possible. Submitting fraudulent (fake) documents will result in automatic denial of application and/or dismissal from Eastern Washington University.

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Complete the application

Ready? Complete the application for the quarter when you’d like to start at EWU.

You should apply as early as possible because of the extra time needed for preparing immigration documents and visa processing. International applications close one month before the start of the term. If you apply after the deadline, you’ll need to submit a new application for the correct term and pay a new application fee.

Spring 2020Fall 2020


Need help? Contact Us!

School of Global Learning
103 Hargreaves Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
Email: intl-admissions@ewu.edu
Phone: 001.509.359.2331

Application Fee

The international student application fee is $60 USD. You will be directed to a payment screen at the end of your application where you can pay with MasterCard, Visa or an electronic check. Please let us know if you have any trouble paying your application fee. Email international@ewu.edu or call  001.509.359.2331.

Grade Requirements

Student TypeGrade RequirementTranscripts Needed
Freshman (first year student, just finished high school)You must show that you graduated from high school or secondary school with the equivalent of a "C" grade (2.0) or higher.You must provide original, official transcripts for all high school, college, and university coursework from both inside and outside of the U.S.
Transfer student with less than 40 creditsYou must show a GPA equivalent to "C" grade (2.0) or higher in all previous college or university coursework.You must provide original, official transcripts for all high school, college, and university coursework from both inside and outside of the U.S.
Transfer student with more than 40 creditsYou must show a GPA equivalent to "C" grade (2.0) or higher in all previous college or university coursework.You must provide original, official transcripts for all college and university coursework from both inside and outside of the U.S.

Transcripts

To show you meet the grade requirements, you must provide original, official transcripts for all college and university, and secondary-level (high school) coursework from both inside and outside of the U.S. All foreign transcripts you intend to submit must go through evaluation from the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

Note:

  • If you are requesting transfer credits, you must submit individual course descriptions in English of all courses requested for transfer to EWU.

Please send your transcripts to:

EWU School of Global Learning
ATTN: International Admissions
103 Hargreaves Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

English Proficiency Requirements

If English is not your native language, you must meet English language proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • Complete a transferable college-level English composition course from a university or college in the United States with a minimum grade C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and score at least 525 (paper-based) or 71 (iBT)
  • Have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6.0
  • Complete secondary school with instruction in English (official letter from school must be provided)
  • Complete of EWU’s English Language Institute (ELI)

Conditional Admission

If you do not meet the English proficiency requirements for undergraduate admission you may be admitted to the university on the condition that you successfully complete a program of study with EWU’s English Language Institute (ELI). In the application, make sure to select “conditional” under “What type of admission are you seeking?”