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WGTC is approved to accept international students entering or already residing in the United States under F visas for associate degree programs of study. Program offerings and approved campus locations are subject to change. Please check with the Admissions Office for updated information.
Submit a completed application for admission and non-refundable $20 application fee in U.S. currency by credit card, money order, or check drawn on a U.S. bank payable to Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.
|Josef Silny & Associates, Inc
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Fax: (305) 273-1338
P.O. Box 407
Auburn, AL 36831-0407
|World Education Services (WES)
P.O. Box 745
Old Chestnut Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
New York: 1-800-937-3895
Washington DC: 1-800-937-3897
San Francisco: 1-800-414-0147
High school transcripts or diplomas should be evaluated by the document by document evaluation method. Students with college credit or a degree from a college or university outside the United States must submit a course by course evaluation of the transcript. Documents not in English need to be translated
If English is NOT your first language, and you are abroad, submit official score of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A score of 500 or higher on the written test, 173 or higher on the computerized version, or a score of 61 on the internet version of TOEFL is required. The school institutional code for TOEFL is 6358. A valid SAT critical reading score of 460 or higher will be accepted in lieu of a TOEFL score.
The student or sponsor must provide a bank letter verifying a minimum of $19,179 USD is available to finance the first year of education. All bank correspondence should be written on official bank stationery and certified or notarized by an officer of the bank with the bank address and telephone number printed clearly. Financial documentation must be dated within the last three months, and funds must be stated in the U.S. currency equivalent. U.S. sponsors must complete the Form I-134 Affidavit of Support and have it properly notarized. Sponsors abroad are required to submit a Certificate of Finances form.
Important Information: Wiregrass Georgia Technical College will not accept faxed or photocopied documents as "official" documents.
If you are currently attending a college or university in the United States and wish to transfer to WGTC, notify your school’s International Office of your desire to transfer. Ask them to fill out and sign the WGTC Transfer Clearance Form and send it to WGTC’s Admissions Office, International Department. The transfer clearance form is a notification procedure important to the process of transferring your Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) records to WGTC and the maintenance of your student status. Follow all admission procedures previously listed.
Students who need change-of-status or adjustment of immigration status to comply with government regulations should contact the Admissions Office, International Department, for advisement. The office can assist the eligible student with the change-of-status process and/or issue documents that enable the student to apply for a student visa.
When all academic and visa requirements are met, follow these steps to obtain a student visa:
At the port-of-entry to the U.S., the student will be interviewed again and the Arrival/Departure Form I-94 will be issued. The earliest date of entry into the U.S. that is allowed is typically 30 days prior to the start date indicated on your Form I-20. The student will not be allowed entry into the U.S. beyond the start date. The student is required to notify the Admissions Office, International Department, of arrival and make an appointment to complete U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service requirements. An international student orientation will be provided before the term begins.
The Admissions Office, International Department, is the resource center for international students to obtain information and student services that are specific to international students. Questions concerning international admissions, visa advisement and documents, orientation, and any other issues related to the international student can be addressed to:
4089 Val Tech Road
Valdosta, GA 31602 USA
All admission documents should be sent to the address above. Admission status of an applicant cannot be determined until the Admissions Office, International Department, has received all official documentation and has approved all documents for admission.
WGTC does not maintain student housing. Please visit the Georgia Chamber of Commerce website to locate housing within our service area.