Foreign nationals who wish to attend West Virginia Northern as nonimmigrant aliens are subject to the following admission procedures:
- Applicants must demonstrate that secondary education has been completed prior to attendance at West Virginia Northern.
- Applicants must supply evidence of satisfactory command of the English language, as evidence by a composite Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 or better, graduation from an American high school or an evaluation by a West Virginia Northern faculty member.
- Applicants who plan to enter the country to attend Northern must indicate that sufficient funds are available for tuition, fees, books, room, board and other expenses through a Notarized Affidavit of Support. Before an I-20 form is issued, applicants must submit to the Business Office sufficient tuition funds for one academic year (two full semesters).
- Applicants who plan to transfer to Northern from another institution must supply documentation that satisfactory academic progress has been brought against them. Before an I-20 will be issued, sufficient tuition funds for one complete semester must be submitted to the Business Office.
Applicants who are already in the United States must provide copies of their passport, visa, Affidavit of Support, I-94 and I-20, if appropriate.
West Virginia Northern does not offer any financial assistance to foreign students.
West Virginia Northern has no food or dormitory services; however, information concerning available local housing may be obtained from the Associate Dean for Enrollments Management. (See " Housing Assistance" below.)
Applicants who meet the above requirements and who desire to enter the College will be admitted with all rights and privileges of attendance.
Tuition and fees will be refunded if an I-20 form is not approved.
Applicants who complete the admission process according to the procedures outlined above must register as full-time students. Failure to do so will result in immediate notification to the Immigration Office. Tuition in this case will be refunded according to the refund schedule in effect at the time.
Applicants who have an approved I-20, have followed all admission procedures and choose not to register will have tuition refunded; and the United States Immigration Office will be notified.