Admissions Criteria

Admission to Warren Wilson College is a selective process based on both the potential and academic qualifications of our international applicants. All available information is considered, and we holistically review all materials submitted in your application.

International Application Dates & Deadlines

Spring Application Admission and Financial Aid Deadlines

  • First Year: November 1
  • Transfer: November 15

Fall Application Admission and Financial Aid Deadlines

  • Early Action (Non-binding): December 15
  • Priority: January 15
  • Fall Regular Decision: Rolling through April 15
  • Transfer International: May 1
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the Online Common Application
  2. Required Supporting Material
    • Original (or certified copies) of all secondary (high school) transcripts, university transcripts (if applicable) and examination certificates (if applicable).
    • Demonstrated English Proficiency (see below)
    • Financial Aid Application: CollegeBoard International Student Financial Aid Application.  *We encourage all students to apply for need based aid at the time of application. For students who do not wish to be considered for need based aid send in a letter of financial support for the estimated cost of one year.
  3. Optional Supporting Material
    • Letter of Recommendation (Teacher or Counselor)
    • Supplemental Essay prompt in Common Application
      • The Warren Wilson writing supplement is recommended but not required. The Fall 2019 supplemental essay prompt is: “Why are you interested in Warren Wilson College?”
    • Anything additional you may want to share with us about your application (for example: artwork, creative writing, songs, lab reports, academic writing samples, youtube videos etc.)

    *All materials must be submitted in English or be accompanied by a certified English translation. We will accept materials via mail, uploaded with your Common Application, or emailed to

Our English Proficiency Policy

A satisfactory proficiency of the English language is required for admission to Warren Wilson College and is required for all students whose native language is not English.

Valid Proof of English Language Proficiency

The following criteria represent different ways to prove English proficiency:

  • Achieving the minimum required official score on ONE of the following:
  • Completion of three consecutive years, and graduation from an accredited school where English is the language of instruction.
  • Completion of an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, or professional degree at an accredited college or university where English is the language of instruction.
  • Obtaining minimum scores on SAT Verbal section of 450 or better or ACT Reading of 18 or better.
  • Obtaining an official score of 4 or higher on either the International Baccalaureate(IB) Higher Level Language A examination in English, or the College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) examination in English Language
  • Being selected by one of our approved exchange program partners to attend Warren Wilson College through an approved exchange relationship

*Test scores are valid for two years after the test date but are still considered valid if the score exceeded the minimum requirement and the applicant has maintained continuous residency in the United States since the exam date

Committed to International Students 

Learn about our new initiatives to welcome more international students to Warren Wilson College!