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. The International Center also supports students who are studying while in J-2, H-4, TD, or similar statuses. 

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. Chris Dixon
301 West Wabash Avenue
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 secondary school transcripts along with the International Secondary School Report completed by your counselor.  Students have the option of submitting recommendations from up to two teachers.

3. Submit most recent standardized test scores:

  • TOEFL, IELTS, or the Duolingo test (not required if English is first language or current language of instruction)
  • ACT or SAT. Students who do not wish to submit ACT/SAT scores may request that this requirement be waived based on Wabash College's test optional policy. This policy allows applicants participating in a standardized international curriculum such as Cambridge IGCSE or International Baccalaureate to decide whether their test results should be considered when determining their admissibility and eligibility for merit-based scholarships.

4. 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. While Wabash College supplies generous funding in the form of merit scholarships, need-based grants, and on-campus employment, the amount of aid is limited. The more aid an applicant needs, the more competitive the admissions process becomes. 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.