Admissions Requirements for International Students
Here is an overview of the admissions requirements for international students at WSU.
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English Proficiency Requirements
International students must meet the English proficiency requirements to succeed in their college courses at WSU.
If you do not meet these requirements, you may still apply for conditional admission to WSU.
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Students transferring from a U.S. college or university
If you took a college level English class equivalent to ENG 111 at WSU, you may be exempt from the English proficiency requirement.
IGCSE or Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) & Advanced Level (A-Levels)
You must have at least 5 passes at the O-Levels. Results from A Level exams are considered for advanced credit.
Advanced Placement (AP)
WSU will give undergraduate course credit for scores of 3 or higher on Advanced Placement exams.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Students enrolled in International Baccalaureate programs will be given credit for higher level examinations.
A student will receive 3 or more course credits for scores of 4 or higher on individual Higher Level IB exams.
If you earn an IB diploma, you will be granted 6 undergraduate course credits for scores of 4 or higher on each Higher Level IB exam.
You will receive 2 undergraduate course credits for scores of 4 or higher on each Standard Level IB exam.
Requirements by Country
These are the high school or secondary education certifications you'll need to submit for admission to WSU.
Find your country in the list below and see the standards you must meet.
The African system and WAEC
This system includes Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Liberia.
Senior School Certificate
- West African Examination Council examination results (WAEC)
- Senior School NECO Certificate and Access card (Scratch card)
Higher Secondary Certificate Award (HSC) by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
Upper Secondary Graduation Certificate with specialization noted and National College Entrance Examination (NCEE)
Senior School Certificate with 2.5 GPA
General Secondary Education Certificate or Technical Secondary Education Diploma
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)
Senior School Certificate Examination offered by CBSE is also acceptable.
Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (academic or vocational)
National Centre for University Entrance Examination
Higher Secondary Education Certificate with 50% passing marks
High School Certificate awarded upon completion of 3 years of academic high school
General Secondary Education Certificate
General Certificate of Education Advanced Level
ACCRAO comparable to U.S. high school diploma
Senior High School Diploma