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Help and guidance on completing the application form

You should only use this online application form if you are applying directly. If you have contacted an educational agent in your own country, please apply through them.

Please complete the application form in English.

Section 1 - select a program

Question Explanation
Level of degree program you want to study? Please choose the level of degree you are applying for:
  • 'undergraduate' for a first degree - bachelor's program
  • 'graduate' for a second degree - master's program
Do you know the subject you want to study? If you are unsure which undergraduate major you want to study, choose 'Don't know yet'. You do not have to choose a major until Year 2 of your degree program.

Section 2 - student details

Question Explanation
Primary language of education Select the language in which the majority of your classes were taught at the schools and universities you have attended.
Do you have a valid I-20 from another US school or university? An I-20 is an immigration document given to international students when they enroll at a US university. If you are already studying in the US, your I-20 will need to be transferred to Widener University. Please send a copy of your current I-20.

Section 3 - parent/guardian details

Do not enter your own contact details!

If you are under 18 years old when you apply for Widener University, provide contact details for a parent or legal guardian.

If you are over 18, provide details of the person who can be contacted in the case of an emergency when you are at University in America.

Question Explanation
Relationship to student How the person is connected to you, e.g. father, mother, brother, guardian

Section 4 - spouse and children

Enter details if your husband, wife, or children will stay with you in the USA when you are studying at Widener University

Question Explanation
Relationship to student How the person is connected to you, e.g. wife, husband, son, daughter

Section 5 - criminal/disciplinary record and insurance

Criminal and disciplinary record
If you answer 'yes' to either question about your criminal and disciplinary record, you must submit a full statement (in English) of relevant facts including the approximate date of the incident(s):

Insurance
All students will receive student insurance from Widener University.


Section 6 - financial information and agreement

Financial information
We do not offer scholarships. You must have access to funds to pay for your study. To obtain a student visa, you will be required to present financial documents to the US Consular Office in your country to prove that you have enough money available to you. The amount depends on the program you are eligible for:

Direct Admissions Program Funds required*
Undergraduate Tuition USD $40,418
Undergraduate Fees USD $418
Graduate Tuition USD $13,248
Graduate Fees USD $200

* Amount is more than the tuition fee because it also covers living expenses.

Declaration

Question Explanation
Agreement by the student As the person applying to become a student at Widener University you should check this box to indicate that you agree to our Terms and Conditions of admission.
Agreement by the financial sponsor or fee payer The person responsible for paying your fees should make this agreement. Checking the box is the equivalent of signing the application form to formally declare to pay all fees as they become due, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.
Agreement by the parent or guardian This box needs to be checked by your parent or guardian if you are under 18. Full details of the medical release authorization are given in the Terms and Conditions.

Section 7 - previous education and test results

Undergraduate applicants MUST send a copy of official transcripts for their final 3 years at High School (translated in English is necessary).

Graduate applicants MUST send a copy of their entire undergraduate university transcripts. A professional credential evaluation (by World Education Services or A2Z) is also required.

Certified originals of all transcripts and score reports will be required upon registration at the University.

Question Explanation
Type of school Beginning with High School (or Secondary School), give details of each education institution you attended.
Click the 'Add another row' button to give details of any institutions after High School.
If you are applying for the graduate program, this is compulsory information.
If you continued to study after High School, but not on a degree program, choose 'Post Secondary' as the type of school.
Average grades/results/GPA Grade Point Average (GPA) is used in the US education system to indicate level of academic achievement. A score is calculated on a scale of 0-4, with 0 being a fail and 4 being the highest grade. Use World Education Services' free grade conversion guide to compare the grading systems in your country with the American GPA system, and enter your GPA equivalent into the box.
Qualification awarded Give the name of the High School Graduation Certificate you got when completing your studies, e.g.:
  • International Baccalaureate
  • HKCEE (Hong Kong)
  • Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate (China)
  • Certificate of Complete Secondary General Education (Russian Federation)
  • General Secondary Education Certificate (Saudi Arabia)
For graduate applicants, also tell us the name of the degree you were awarded, e.g. BA International Relations

Test scores

If you have taken any of the standard US University admission tests listed, select it from the dropdown:

Question Explanation
TOEFL/IELTS Widener University accepts the standardized exams from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) as proof of English language proficiency. However, you do not need an official TOEFL or IELTS score to apply.
GMAT/GRE You do not need a GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Exam) score for acceptance in the graduate program. However, you must take one of these standardized test before entering your master's degree. If you already have a GRE or GMAT score, tell us here.
SAT/ACT Standard University placement exams for American High School students. Tell us if you have taken one of these tests.

Section 8 - airport pickup and housing

Question Explanation
Do you require airport pickup on initial arrival?
For an extra fee, we will arrange for transport for you when you first arrive at Philadelphia airport. A private vehicle will take you from the airport directly to your accommodation. We recommend students use this pre-booked transport service, to ensure their safety and convenience on arrival in the USA. 
Choose 'Yes' if you would like to book this transport.
Choose 'No' if you will make your own transport arrangements.