West Virginia University at Parkersburg is one of the most affordable options to study in the states and welcomes students from across the world. Any student who is not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident is considered an International Student.


All application documentation is to be submitted for consideration by April 1 (Fall) and October 1 (Spring) of each year.


International students interested in applying to WVU Parkersburg should review the admissions requirements, TOEFL Score requirements, and application deadlines before completing an application.

1. How To Apply

Submit an online application.

Submit a color copy of your current passport to

2. Submit Examination Scores

Have your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results sent to WVU Parkersburg, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104.

TOEFL entrance scores must be a score of 173 or higher on the computerized test, 60 or higher on the Internet-based TOEFL and 500 or higher on the paper test. A score of 7 or higher on the IELTS academic test will also be acceptable.

WVU Parkersburg also accepts STEP EIKEN Proficiency 2A scores which is equivalent to the 500 score TOEFL. These scores must be sent by the STEP EIKEN institute.

An alternate means of English proficiency may be used if the student is attending WVU Parkersburg as part of a Cooperative Education Project Agreement between a recognized higher education institution and West Virginia University at Parkersburg as defined by the said agreement.

if applicable, submit regional examination scores that have been evaluated and verified by the testing agency. No failures are accepted, and test scores should represent competency levels equivalent to a grade of “C.”

3. Request Transcripts

Send copies of your secondary school transcripts to Certified copies of secondary school transcripts are not necessary unless the student is seeking transfer credit from the institution.

Request official academic records/transcripts from countries other than the U.S. be sent to World Education Services to be evaluated. The fee for this service is paid by the applicant and completed evaluations should be sent directly from WES to West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

Request transcripts from any U.S. institution to be sent to West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The following address should be used for all transcripts:

300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26104

Technical Core/Occupational Specialty – 39 hours maximum

4. Submit Financial Support Documents

Submit a notarized Affidavit of Financial Support demonstrating financial commitment by the student and/or sponsor(s) equaling no less than the amount calculated by the Office of Financial Aid for an out-of-state student not living at home. Different levels and sources of necessary support may be defined by a Cooperative Education Project Agreement. Such agreements may supersede the requirement of an Affidavit of Financial Support if alternate forms of funding are defined in the Cooperative Education Project Agreement.

All individuals and institutions providing funds listed in the Affidavit of Financial Support (if required) must provide certified bank statements (private individuals) or statements of sponsorship (institutions) along with a bank certified copy of the front page of the Affidavit for each financial institution funds will be drawn.

Bank and/or sponsorship statements can be no older than 6 months at the time of submission. Funds are expected to be on deposit at the time the student arrives for their first day of education.

5. Make Refundable Deposit

Make a deposit with the college to guarantee tuition payment in an amount set each year by the college’s Business Office.
This deposit must be received before the issuance of the I-20 or registration for classes.


Upon receipt of all documentation, Admissions, located in the Center for Student Services, will complete an evaluation and notify the student of an admissions decision. All outstanding documents must be submitted to the Admissions before admission to the college can be granted.

Upon confirmation of a positive admission decision and deposit, Admissions will issue an I-20.

For more information contact

Russ Bunner