Degree Seeking (F-1) Students


All international students applying for admission to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls are required to complete the following:  

  1. Submit the UW System application for admission and provide UW-River Falls with official transcripts, proof of financial responsibility for studies, and other supporting documents as necessary.  Any transcripts will need to be evaluated by either Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) at http://www.ece.orglink or World Education Services (WES) at http://www.wes.orglink.
  2. The student must be admitted into a program offering a full course of study at the undergraduate or graduate level.  
  3. Applicants whose native language is not English (identified by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Public Affairs) must provide evidence of English language proficiency. The English proficiency requirement may be fulfilled by meeting one of the following:

    TOEFL iBT minimum score for undergraduate study is 78 and for graduate study is 80
    IELTS minimum score for undergraduate study is 6.0 and for graduate study is 6.5.

    The TOEFL or IELTS test must have been taken within the past two years, with scores submitted directly to UW-River Falls from the testing service. 

    The English Language Transition (ELT) Program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls provides intensive English language courses for degree-seeking students.  Admission to the ELT program indicates that a student is academically qualified for admission, but they have not yet met the English language requirement. Minimum test scores required for admission to the ELT Program are as follows:

    TOEFL iBT: 45
    IELTS: 4.0
  4. A copy of the biographical data pages of a student's passport (the pages with their picture, name and date of birth) or copy of a government-issued ID should be submitted with the application.  The I-20 will be issued using the name on their passport/government ID.  The name will also be the one used to create their official University record.  
  5. Proof of sufficient funds  to cover all expenses to study and live in the U.S. for at least the entire program of study, including tuition, fees, books, living expenses, and costs for dependents, if applicable. To provide evidence of sufficient funds, students are required to provide the following:

    A completed Certification of Finances Formdocument
    The financial documentation to prove the funding outlined in the Certification of Finances Formdocument.

Questions? Contact International Student Admissionsmail.