William Carey University is authorized by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

International transfer students who wish to be admitted to William Carey University must meet all requirements listed below.

  1. Application for undergraduate admission - Application for admission may be downloaded from the Carey website. Applications may also be requested by mail through the Office of International Admissions on the Hattiesburg campus.
  2. US$40.00, non-refundable, application fee - This one-time fee, which allows for your application to be processed, should be mailed via U.S. check or money order to the Office of International Admissions at 710 William Carey Parkway, WCU Box 13, Hattiesburg, MS, 39401.
  3. Official college/university transcript(s) - Academic records from each college/university attended must be provided. Transcripts from institutions of higher learning in countries other than the United States must be evaluated by approved transcript evaluation services before being transmitted to William Carey University. The four approved services are: World Education Services (WES) http://www.wes.org; SpanTran (The Evaluation Company) Click here to access SpanTran; GCE (Global Credential Evaluators) https://www.gceus.com/; and ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) https://www.ece.org/. William Carey University must receive an official transcript that has been evaluated by one of the four services before the admission file can be processed.
  4. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores - Students who are not from nations where English is considered the official or second language are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language System (IELTS). A minimum score of 523 is required on the paper-based TOEFL; a minimum score of 193 on the computer-based TOEFL; or a minimum score of 70 on the internet-based TOEFL. Students who wish to take the IELTS must meet the minimum requirement score of 5.5.
  5. Certification of finances - A complete proof of financial support for the duration of your stay in the United States is required. This document may be downloaded from the Carey website and must be submitted accompanied by an official bank letter, not bank statement, acknowledging the yearly amount, in U.S. funds, available to be used towards your studies at William Carey University.
  6. Proof of immunizations - Proof of Immunization: William Carey University requires proof of two (2) measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations prior to arrival to the United States. Additionally, each students must have a chest x-ray and Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) performed in the United States and submit the results to the office of international admissions prior to starting class.
  7. US$500.00 advance tuition - This advance covers your housing deposit (US$150.00 - US$200.00) and any other initial or miscellaneous expenses associated to your first academic term at William Carey University.

Additional Information

Currently, the estimated cost of attending William Carey University ranges right around US$18,000 per academic year. Students who receive scholarships are responsible for the balance of their cost of attendance once his/her designated scholarship amount is posted.

If the international student resides on campus, housing and meals will be provided during scheduled breaks and holidays throughout the academic year for an additional charge.

Copies of original documents may be faxed or mailed to the Office of International Admissions. 

PLEASE NOTE:   International students are eligible to apply for campus work study after one full year of attendance at WCU. Work study employment will depend upon positions available and funding. 

Questions or concerns should be directed to the Director of International Admissions on the Hattiesburg campus; 601-318-6104, 800-962-5991 (toll free), or at abond@wmcarey.edu

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