Admissions & Financial Aid International
Wabash College has a long tradition of welcoming international students to campus. Approximately 900 men currently attend Wabash with more than 65 international students representing 13 different countries. Outside the United States, there are approximately 200 alumni living in 54 different countries.
Founded in 1832, Wabash College is a private liberal arts college for men located in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Wabash is dedicated to academic excellence and the development of leadership. The College’s mission is to teach men to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively and live humanely. Wabash challenges its students academically as they build lasting relationships at one of the nation’s finest undergraduate colleges.
It takes courage to become a Wabash man! Wabash men excel in all areas of college life. They are scholars, artists, leaders, athletes.
Following four years of study, you will receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in any one of 24 academic areas. Majors are offered in art, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, classics, economics, English, financial economics, French, German, Greek, hispanic studies, history, Latin, mathematics, music, multicultural studies, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, rhetoric, Spanish, and theater. You can learn more at www.wabash.edu/academics
Students may minor in business, computer science, gender studies, international studies, multicultural American studies, and teacher education. Wabash also offers a business sequence and a dual-degree engineering program with Columbia University, Purdue University, and Washington University (St. Louis).
Wabash College is a residential campus where students are given a choice of living in a residential hall or a fraternity. The student body is highly involved in campus life with 11 varsity sports, 22 intramural sports, several club sports and more than 70 campus organizations entirely student-run and student-funded. Included are:
- Honor Societies
- International Student Association
- Green Corps
- Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies
- Cricket Club
- Musical groups
- Pre-Law Society
- Religious organizations
- Theatre productions
- The Bachelor, a weekly student newspaper and radio station
Explore www.wabash.edu/studentlife/clubs for a complete list of organizations.
Admission to Wabash College is selective based on the secondary school record including courses, grades, recommendations, English language proficiency, and other information requested on the application form. Wabash admits students regardless of religion, race, disabilities or national origin.
International students are not required to pay an application fee when applying online to Wabash. To start your application, log into your eWabash account (login box on the left). If you don't yet have an eWabash account, click here to create one. This account allows you to work on your application whenever you wish and once submitted, you can track the status of your application to determine what materials still need to be submitted in order to complete your application. The online application is completely secure, and only you can access your information. This file includes all supporting materials, such as the International Secondary School Report, and the College Board's International Student Certification of Finances.
Wabash also accepts the Common Application, and we treat this application the same as we do our own application during the review process.
- A completed application with signature
- An official copy of academic transcripts from the last 4 years of education, along with the International Secondary School Report
- An optional essay could be requested by the Dean of Enrollment to help determine your writing ability.
- Standardized test scores
- SAT or ACT (Required of all applicants. Official scores must come directly from
testing center.) SAT Code 1895 ACT Code 1260
- TOEFL or IELTS (Required where English is not first language or medium of
instruction. Official scores must come directly from testing center.)
TOEFL Code 1895
- Two letters of recommendation
- All students must complete the College Board's International Student Certification of Finances. Applicants applying for need-based financial aid must also submit College Board's International Student Financial Aid Application.
- If you do not wish to apply for financial aid, you must still complete the College Board's International Student Certification of Finances.
- All of the above documents must be on record before an application is considered complete for review.
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 of the student’s completed file. Priority consideration for admission to the College, as well as review for scholarships and need-based awards, is given to those students with a complete record on file by February 1. Due to the high volume of applications, admissions decisions will be released by April 1.
Trustee International Scholarships
Merit-based scholarship awards covering total direct cost of four year attendance, including tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board are offered. Trustee scholarship awards are based on character, leadership and academic accomplishment as documented within the admissions application. Awards are renewable up to eight semesters and require satisfactory academic progress. All international students with a complete admissions application on record by February 15, 2016 will be reviewed for the Trustee Scholarship Awards.
Presidential International Scholarships
Merit-based scholarships ranging up to $25,000 per year are offered. All Presidential Scholarships are renewable up to eight semesters and require satisfactory academic progress. Presidential scholarships are awarded based on the overall strength of an applicant's record as documented within the admissions application. Applicants whose families demonstrate the ability to cover cost unmet by Wabash financial assistance will be given additional consideration. Priority is given to students with a complete admissions file on record by February 1, 2016.
Need-Based Financial Aid
In addition to merit-based scholarships, Wabash also awards a generous but limited number of Wabash institutional grants to high ability applicants demonstrating high or significant financial need. Wabash institutional grants are considered need-based financial aid. To be considered for need-based financial aid applicants must submit the College Board's International Student Financial Aid Application and the College Board's International Student Certification of Finances. Priority considerations for need-based financial aid is given to applicants with a complete record on file by February 1.
Students must provide complete financial information (i.e. savings, investments, salaries, etc.) so that Wabash can best assess the student’s financial need. A typical need-based financial aid package may consist of a combination of campus employment and a very limited number of grants in addition to any merit-based scholarships that may be awarded. Travel expenses and summer 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.
Important Web Sites
Wabash College International Students Office: www.wabash.edu/international/
Helpful Sources of Information and Financial Assistance for International Student Applicants www.wabash.edu/international/int_exploring
For general inquiries and application questions please contact:
Dr. Michael Thorp
410 West Wabash Avenue
P.O. Box 352
Crawfordsville, IN 47933 USA
firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-361-6253
For inquiries about visas and international student life, please contact:
Office of International Students
Ms. Amy R. Weir, Director of International Programs
301 West Wabash Avenue
P.O. Box 352
Crawfordsville, IN 47933 USA
email@example.com or 765-361-6078
Dr. Thorp will be your primary contact while working with the Admissions Office during the application and admissions process.
If you are admitted to Wabash College, it is critical that you contact Ms. Weir immediately following receipt of your letter of Admission so that she can guide you through the VISA process. Ms. Weir will guide you through that entire process and assist you with preparations for arrival in Indiana, International Student Orientation, and throughout your years at Wabash College.
Please follow this link: www.wabash.edu/international to the International Student Office for precise instructions regarding your visa eligibility document (I-20 or DS-2019).