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International Student Services


Administrative Staff

Heidi Staerkel, Coordinator, International Student Services
Andy Vogel, Coordinator, International Student Recruitment/Retention

International Students: Graduate Admission

Please contact the graduate program about requirements before completing the international student application process for university admission, which includes the following:

  1. A completed on-line Washburn University Graduate Application Form
  2. $70 (USD) non-refundable application fee.
  3. A balanced iBT TOEFL score of at least 80 or 6.5 on the IELTS with balanced sub-scores for students from non-English speaking countries. Please note that certain academic departments may have higher TOEFL/IELTS requirements.
  4. Completed and signed Financial Disclaimer form and original financial supporting documentation of the student’s/sponsor’s ability to finance studies while in the U.S.
  5. Official transcripts of completed secondary education and of any university-level course work evaluated by either Education Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES). An official course-by-course report is required, and must be submitted to the address below:

W.U. Office of International Programs
1700 S.W. College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Graduate Admission for Transferring International Students (from another U.S. University to Washburn)

In addition to the items mentioned above, graduate applicants applying to transfer to Washburn University from another U.S. university/college must submit the following:

  1. A completed Washburn University Transfer Eligibility Form, completed by the applicant and an international student advisor at the current school.
  2. A copy of the I-20 form (pages 1 and 2) issued by the current school.
  3. A copy of the student’s current visa, I-94 card/copy of electronic I-94 record and passport ID page.
  4. Official transcripts of any university-level work, sent by the issuing university to the Office of International Programs directly. The address is:

W.U. Office of International Programs
1700 S.W. College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

International Students: School of Law Admissions

Please contact the School of Law about admission requirements using the contact information below, and then submit to the Office of International Programs requirements #2-4 under “Graduate Admission.”

Washburn School of Law
1700 College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621, U.S.A.
Tel. 785-670-1185
Fax. 785-670-8087