How to Apply

Western Wyoming Community College is the perfect college choice for international students seeking a rewarding and exciting educational experience in the United States. Here is all of the information needed in order to help you complete the admissions process and begin your successful college career at Western!

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HOW TO APPLY

Step 1. Complete the International Student Application. Complete the application and submit with a non-refundable $100 application fee before registering for classes. Application deadlines are below. 

    Semester                 Approximate Session              Application Deadline
        Fall                             August-December                              June 15
      Spring                               January-May                               November 1       


Step 2. Submit the documentation required for acceptance. Once the application is complete, all documents must be submitted by the deadline date for an admissions decision to be made. The standard processing timeframe is about 5 business days. Please note: It is recommended that you submit all documents as early as possible because visa applications may take months to process in some countries. Incomplete applications cause delays. If you have questions, we recommend you email us at admissions@westernwyoming.edu.

Application Fees:
A $100 non-refundable application fee must be submitted. The college accepts checks, bank drafts, and credit card payments. Make checks payable to Western Wyoming Community College. There is also a housing application and partially refundable housing deposit of $150 ($25 is non-refundable as a processing fee).

Required Documents

  • Photocopy of the passport page which lists the student's full name.
  • All international students must have medical insurance. Proof of internation medical coverage or the College's insurance is required. College insurance is included in the international student deposit.
  • Financial Guarantee Form
  • Health Statement
  • Proof of Inoculation including (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningitis)
  • Proof of International Medical Coverage 

Official Transcripts:
Official copies of high school and college transcripts from your country must be provided. Attested copies are accepted. If not in English, a translated certified version must be submitted.

Financial Support Documentation
You must provide a United States or international bank statement showing that your parents or sponsors have a minimum or $15,000 U.S. dollars, which covers a nine-month academic year's 

  • Tution/Required Fees
  • Books/Supplies
  • Housing/Meal Plan
  • Insurance
  • Living Expenses

If you have sponsor, you may submit an Affidavit of Support with other financial statement(s) or bank affidavits. The affidavit is available at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Evidence in Proficiency in the English Lanaguage (TOEFL)
Documentation of English ability is required for all non-U.S. citizens except native English speakers from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Non-French speaking Canada.

Waivers may be granted for (1) transfer students with demonstrated success in college level English courses or (2) students whose secondary education was taught in English.
Official SAT score report or TOEFL score of 173 computer.

Please be advised that all students are required to take an English writing test once you arrive to Western Wyoming. If Western assessment test scores are below English composition level, mandatory placement in lower English classes must be pursued. You will learn more about this at New Student Orientation at a later date. 

Western Wyoming Community College  offers an Intensive English Program for students who wish to study English full-time or for those who are fairly proficient but need to build their skills through a class or two while taking regular college classes. The Intensive English Program (English as a Second Language, ESL) is a great choice for any of the following students:

  • Students who want to study English and return to their country.
  • Students who want to study English in preparation for degree at Western Wyoming.
  • Students who want to study English in preparation for degree at four-year university.
  • Students who want to build a specific skill such as listening or conversation.
  • Any prospective student who scores less than 97 (computer) on TOEFL or STEP Eiken Grade Pre-2 or Cambridge ESOL Exam or IELTS 4, must start in ESL courses.
  • Courses requirements will be determined through further testing when the student comes to campus.
  • Students, who have not taken the TOEFL exam, must show that they have had some level of English instruction and provide proof of coursework. THey will enter as full-time ESL students. 

Medical Insurance:
It is required that all international students pruchase the medical insurance that is provided through the college. If international students have additional coverage, they can have double coverage, but regardless, the insurance provided through Western is required to be purchased.

Transfer Students:
If you are currently attending a school in the United States, you must submit, in addition to the above documents, copies of your I-20 form, current Visa, Passport, and a copy of your I-94 page. Please notify your current school of your transfer status.

Mail All Completed Documentation:
Please obtain a tracking number from your post office for your records. Mailing Address:

ATTN: Admissions
Western Wyoming Community College
2500 College Drive 
Rock Springs, WY 82901

After You Complete the Application Process:
After we have received all of the applicatio documents required, we will review your application. Students who are accepted will be sent an I-20 form and an official acceptance packet. The I-20 form is the immigration document you will need when you apply for a student visa at your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The acceptance letter and other material will give you detailed instructions on what you need to do to complete your enrollment at CCD. Also read more on the I-20 form and Visa Status Information tab. We encourage you to check Citizenship and Immigration Services for more information about the forms you will need to complete. 

Step 3: Complete the Payment Process. Pay the following at least one week before classes start:

Total Semester and Yearly Costs of Attendance

International Student Budget 2019-2020
  Fall Spring YTD Total
Tuition & Required Fees*  $4,044.00  $4,044.00  $  8,088.00
Books/Supplies  $1,500.00  $1,500.00  $  3,000.00
Housing  $1,386.00  $1,386.00  $  2,772.00
Meal Plan  $1,520.00  $1,520.00  $  3,040.00
Pre-Semester Meal Plan  $   150.00  $   150.00  $     300.00
Insurance  $   800.00  $   800.00  $  1,600.00
   $9,400.00  $9,400.00  $18,800.00

 

Step 4: Attend New Student Orientation. Orientation is mandatory. Some of the topics to covered for you are:

  • Western Wyoming Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Campus Life
  • Academic Advising Information
  • International Student Requirements
  • International Student Club

Students who have not yet provided a copy of your Passport, Visa, I-94 Page, and proof of Health Insurance will be asked to do so at Orientation. Failure to provide the Student Engagement Office with these copies will result in a hold placed on your student account.

Students who want to study English and return to their country.

Intensive English Program
Western Wyoming Community College offers an Intensive English Program for students who wish to study English full-time or for those who are fairly proficient but need to build their skills through a class or two while taking regular college classes. The Intensive English Program (English as a Second Language, ESL) is a great choice for any of the following students:

  • Student who want to study English in preparation for a degree studies at Western or a four-year university.
  • Student who want to build a specific skill such as listening or conversation.

Western Wyoming Community College requires documentation of English ability. Official SAT score report or TOEFL score less than 97 computer, 32 IBT on TOEFL or STEP Eiken Grad PRe-2 or Cambridge ESOL Exam or IELTS 4, must start in ESL courses. Any prospective student who scores less than 97 on the TOEFL, must start in ESL courses. Course requirements will be dtermined through further testing when the student comes to campus. Students, who have not taken the TOEFL Exam, must show that they have had some level of English instruction and provide proof of coursework. They will enter as full-time students.

 Facts about Western Wyoming Community College 

Western Wyoming was ranked as the #3 community college out of all 1,200 community colleges in the United States in 2018 and Rock Springs, WY was ranked as the #2 community college town in America. Located in Rock Springs, Wyoming, a safe, rural envioronment Rock Springs is the 4th largest city in Wyoming with a population of 23,000. Wyoming is known as the "Equality State" and the Cowboy State."

Western Wyoming encourages international students to contact the United States Department of State Education USA advising center in their home country for assistance. 

As a student of Western Wyoming, you can choose from more than 80 programs that will prepare you for an Associates (2 year) Degree or to transfer to a four-year university after completing your degree from Western. 

WHY CHOOSE WESTERN WYOMING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Western Wyoming Community College welcomes students from all over the world to our campus, the most diverse campus in Wyoming. We are proud of our commitment to diversity and our international student population representing more than 20 nations. As a student at Western, you can from than 80 different programs/degrees that will prepare you for a career or for transfer to a four-year university. 

 For More Information

If you have any further questions please contact our Admissions Office at admissions@westernwyoming.edu or call 307-382-1677.

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