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Admissions, Program and Visa Information How to apply to NWTC as an international student

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Step 1: Choose Your Program

Start by selecting the academic program that fits your goals and interests. Check out our Fields of Interest page to learn more.

  • For each program, click on "What will I learn?" to see the specific program curriculum
  • Click on "How do I get started in this program?" to learn about program start dates and additional program admissions requirements
  • Contact us if you have questions about these requirements

Step 2: Apply to the College

Required application materials include:

  1. Completed application form and US $100 Application Fee
  2. Proof of Financial Support - Students will need to show financial resources to support their first year of study. See the Paying for College page for tuition information
  3. Proof of English Language Proficiency (for non-native English speakers) - Students may submit standardized test scores including TOEFL (60), IELTS (5.5), or complete virtual assessment through NWTC Assessment Center. Contact us if you have questions about additional proof of language proficiency such as attending an English language high school or college program, intensive English program, or other
  4. Proof of Secondary School Completion- Students may submit original or copies of secondary or post-secondary diplomas or transcripts, or national college entrance score reports
  5. Passport Photocopy

Apply now using our online application: nwtc.edu/internationalapp

While we encourage you to apply online, students may also contact us to request a paper application. 

Step 3: Apply for Your Visa

A visa is a document issued by the U.S. government, usually at an embassy or consulate outside of the United States.  This document allows you to present yourself at the U.S. Port of Entry and request to be let in.  

Many students have questions about obtaining their visa. While this step will happen after you have applied and are admitted to the college, we have created a helpful page designed to explain the visa process to you.

Learn about the visa process.

Step 4: Prepare for Arrival

After you have been admitted to the college and obtained your visa, our office will be in frequent contact with you to walk you through the steps of preparing for your arrival in Green Bay, Wisconsin! This includes things such as securing your housing, scheduling your classes, among others.

Credential Evaluation

There can be tremendous value in obtaining and submitting an international transcript evaluation upon acceptance to NWTC.

  • Students frequently earn credit for equivalent college or university courses they have completed outside the United States.
  • This can save you time and money as you complete your credential! 

How to Transfer International Credit

  1. Select a credential evaluator. Most credential evaluators charge between $150 - $300 for the service. NWTC will accept evaluations from any National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member such as:
  1. Submit your original, sealed international transcripts and diploma directly to an evaluation company a minimum of 30 days before you arrive on campus in the United States.  Check with the credential evaluator to determine exactly what documents to submit.
    • The evaluation process can frequently take 10-15 business days after all paperwork and payment has been submitted to the evaluation company. Submitting your paperwork before you arrive will help ensure you are placed into the correct courses to start the semester and avoid any unnecessary coursework and tuition.
  2. In order to transfer in credits completed outside the United States NWTC requires a course-by-course evaluation of your international high school or post-secondary coursework. NWTC often also requires course syllabi for courses you wish to transfer in.
    1. In order to transfer in a course NWTC requires the grade earned to be a ‘C or better’. A grade of ‘C- or below’ will not be reviewed for transfer credit.
    2. NWTC does not guarantee that you will receive transfer credits from a credential evaluation.

The transcript evaluation should be sent directly from the evaluator by either mail, email, or fax to:

NWTC Admissions
2740 W. Mason Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303
Email - transcripts@nwtc.edu
Fax - 920-272-9712

Have further questions? Request an unofficial transfer transcript evaluation for your chosen NWTC degree program through Transfer Consultation.

Contact us if you have questions! 

Application Deadlines
(Students Outside the U.S.):
Fall semester - June 15th
Spring semester - November 15th
Summer semester - March 31st

Students transferring from another U.S. institution:
May continue to apply until the semester start date. Please email InternationalAdmissions@nwtc.edu for more information.