International Student Admission

International Students (F1)

To be admitted in this category, applicants must provide:

  1. Complete an Application for admission and pay the $50 application fee.
  2. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores with a minimum of 72 on the Internet based exam, or 5.5 on the IELTS (International English Language Test System). NOTE: If you do not meet the English requirement you may apply for the Intensive English Program.
  3. Official secondary school transcripts with English translation of all coursework. The records must indicate secondary education completion and graduation. Effective Spring 2018: Full-time admission will be granted to first-time students who have a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and to transfer students who have not completed 24 credit hours of non-ESL coursework but have a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  4. International students transferring from other U.S. colleges or universities must submit official and complete transcripts from each institution to determine eligibility. If the student has studied outside of the U.S., they must submit official and complete transcripts from each institution and course descriptions to determine college credit. If the documents are not in English, the student must also provide an English translation. If the student chooses not to provide transcripts and course descriptions, the student must arrange and pay for a course by course evaluation from a NACES accredited evaluation provider such as WES at wes.org.
  5. Financial Support Form and verification of financial resources (students must make payment by the first day of classes).
  • Applicants must submit Mumps, Measles, & Rubella Immunization Certificate and be tested for Tuberculosis.
  • Health insurance is required of all international students with a F1 visa status. Students must enroll  in the Missouri Western International Student Health Plan. The cost of the required coverage must be paid by the student and will be applied to the student's account upon registration.

Missouri Western will only issue an I-20 form when all requirements for admission have been met.  Accepted undergraduate international students must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 semester hours) during each semester in order to maintain their F1 visa status. 

Exchange Students (J1)

  1. Complete the Application for Admission, Exchange Application and Application Fee of $50 U.S. dollars.
  2. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores with a minimum of 72 on the Internet-based exam, or 5.5 on the IELTS (International English Language Test System).
  3. Transcript from home institution.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from professors that can certify applicant's English ability.
  5. Financial Support Form and verification of financial resources (students must make payment by the first day of classes).
  6. Health insurance is required of all international students with a J1 visa status. Students must enroll in Missouri Western's International Student Health Plan. The cost of the required coverage must be paid by the student and will be applied to the student's account upon registration.
  • Applicants must submit Mumps, Measles, & Rubella Immunization Certificate and be tested for Tuberculosis.

Note: Students whose immigration status is other than F1 or J1 will be reviewed for admission on a case by case basis.

Misrepresenting or Falsifying Information

Any student who misrepresents, falsifies or withholds required information will be referred to the Admissions and Graduation Committee for review and appropriate action. Such action may result in being denied admission to Missouri Western or immediate dismissal from Missouri Western. The University reserves the right to investigate and review the records of any prospective student to determine the applicant's eligibility to enroll.