International Students

Wabash believes it is extremely important for a liberal arts institution to offer its opportunities to students of all beliefs, nationalities, and creeds. We encourage applications from students of other countries and provide support systems to assist their integration into our community while maintaining the individuality which we expect all of our students to exhibit.

Any student who needs either an F-1 or a J-1 student visa to remain in the United States is considered an international student.

We encourage international students enroll at Wabash in August, not in January, in order to ease their transition to the American college system and culture. As the application process will take an international student several months to complete, he should start investigating colleges/universities one year ahead of his intended enrollment date.

Apply online at or use The Common Application at Questions about the application process should be directed to:

Mr. James Quill
410 West Wabash Avenue
P.O. Box 352
Crawfordsville, IN 47933 USA or 765-361-6041

To Apply to Wabash College as an International Student

1. Fill out either application

2. Submit official copies of academic records

  • Secondary school transcripts along with the International Secondary School Report completed by your counselor
  • Most recent standardized test scores (ACT/SAT)
  • TOEFL or IELTS (not required if English is first language or current language of instruction)
  • Recommendations from two teachers (optional)

3. Applicants that wish to be considered for need-based financial aid must complete the International Student Financial Aid Application (no fee).

All of the above documents must be on record before an application is considered complete for review. 

International Admission

Wabash admits students with a high level of demonstrated intellectual potential and an equally-high level of achievement in the most rigorous academic program at their secondary school. The admission decision is made following a thorough and thoughtful review. All students with a complete record on file by February 1 will be considered for scholarships and need-based awards.

All international students are eligible to compete for Wabash College merit-based scholarships. Since the number of scholarships is limited and our applicant pool is large and talented, only a few of the qualified applicants will be offered an award. These awards are competitive and are renewable for four years provided the student maintains standard academic progress.

A typical need-based financial aid package may consist of a combination of campus employment and a limited number of grants, in addition to any merit-based scholarships that may be awarded. Travel expenses, summer expenses, and personal expenses will not be covered by an aid award. In order to be considered for admission and financial assistance, all applicants must be able to document the ability to provide for expenses not covered by even our best awards. Once a student has been offered admission, he must submit the required deposit by the stated deadline or his offer of admission will be rescinded.