More than 130 students at W&L hold foreign citizenship, representing more than 50 nationalities in our student body. To encourage first-year international applicants, we automatically waive the $50 application fee for all international students.
To apply for admission, international students living outside the U.S.should submit an application that includes:
Interviews are not available for international students living abroad, except in the UK and Mexico. We do not offer Skype or phone interviews.
If you are an international student living in the U.S., please follow the same application instructions as first-year applicants.
We encourage you to explore the prospective student page with the Center for International Education. It has helpful information, including a short video and written perspectives from current international students. Additionally, you may find the document below helpful in answering many of your questions about W&L:
If you have enrolled full-time at another university, then you must apply as a transfer student. Please visit our page regarding transfer admissions. The testing requirements listed above are required for international transfer students. Please note, there is no significant source of financial aid available to transfer students.
International students are eligible to apply for both need-based and merit-based financial assistance. Detailed application instructions can be found on the Financial Aid Web site.
• Johnson Scholarship Program (merit-based scholarship)
• Need-based Financial Assistance Application and Instructions
Please take the time to review our website, as many answers to questions can be found with the search feature (upper right hand corner of this page), our Frequently Asked Questions section or by general browsing. If you have specific questions, contact Robert Koch, Associate Director of Admissions and Coordinator of International Admissions.