International Student Application Process

Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis for course placement upon receipt of a complete application. Early applications are encouraged. Returning and new students have different application processes. WCATY will notify families of decisions four weeks after receiving a complete application. All accepted students will receive a welcome packet, course placement information, and a student handbook in late May.

 

At a Glance: ALP International Students

• Residential Summer Program with 105 Hours of Class Time
Program Dates: June 25th through July 15th, 2017
For students under the age of 18 years
Application Opens: January 3rd, 2017
• Requested
Application Deadline: April 15th, 2017
• Cost: International ($3300)

• Application Fee: $60 (Non-Refundable)

American Roommate
Experience in an American University setting
Participation in 4th of July holiday activities
• Off-site field trip included in tuition cost

• Guided and free exploration of the the city of Madison

• Interaction with experts in the fields of study

At a Glance: STEP International Students

• Residential Summer Program with 50 Hours of Class Time
Program Dates: July 16th through July 29th, 2017
For students ages: 13 through 15
Application Opens: January 3rd, 2017
• Requested
Application Deadline: April 15th, 2017
• Cost: International ($2200)

• Application Fee: $60 (Non-Refundable)

American Roommate
Experience in an American University setting
• Guided and free exploration of the the city of Madison

 


 

New International Students Returning International Students

General Information:

Click here to download the entire International Application Package. The program application can be completed online or in paper form. The health information needs to be completed in paper form. Please make sure to check the International Application Checklist to see if you have submitted all of the required materials.

Submit the following to complete your application:

A. Application
B. Application fee ($60)
C. One letter of nomination from your school -OR- one letter of recommendation from a teacher or other unrelated adult who is knowledgeable about your academic abilities and achievements
D. Most recent grade transcript or school performance record
E. Copy of your B-1 or B-2 VISA agreement (WCATY will provide a letter of support detailing the program and your admission into the program to help obtain the B-1 or B-2 VISA)
F. Copy of the first page of international passport (including passport number, country, and dates it is valid)
   

Recommended/Not Required:

A. Phone conference if additional application questions arise
B. Copy of most recent standardized test scores (e.g. SAT, ACT)
C. Copies of TOEFL, IELTS, or SLEP results

 

The following are required after admission:

A. Health Form (Online submission preferred; see registration unit)
B. Permission Form
C. Student Rules Contract
D. Optional: Roommate Request
E. Optional: T-Shirt Contest

General Information:

Students who have participated in at least one WCATY program (ALP, STEP, PACE,  YSSP, or The Academy) are considered returning for all programs. The program application can be completed online or in paper form. The health information needs to be completed in paper form. Click here to download the entire International Application Package.

Submit the following to complete your application:

A. Application
B. Application fee ($60)
C. Most recent grade transcript or school performance record
D. Copy of your B-1 or B-2 VISA agreement

(WCATY will provide a letter of support detailing the program and your admission into the program to help obtain the B-1 or B-2 VISA)

E. Copy of the first page of international passport (including passport number, country, and dates it is valid)

F. Optional: Essay or other evidence explaining strong academic ability if not demonstrated in grade report or test scores

 

The following are required after admission:

A. Health Form (Online submission preferred; see registration unit)
B. Permission Form
C. Student Rules Contract
D. Optional: Roommate Request
E. Optional: T-Shirt Contest