International Applicants

Due to federal regulations pertaining to distance education and international students with an F-1 visa the program can no longer admit such students.  The regulation is 8 CFR 214.2(f)(6)(i)(G) and reads as follows:

(G) For F-1 students enrolled in classes for credit or classroom hours, no more than the equivalent of one class or three credits per session, term, semester, trimester, or quarter may be counted toward the full course of study requirement if the class is taken on-line or through distance education and does not require the student's physical attendance for classes, examination or other purposes integral to completion of the class. An on-line or distance education course is a course that is offered principally through the use of television, audio, or computer transmission including open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, or satellite, audio conferencing, or computer conferencing. If the F-1 student's course of study is in a language study program, no on-line or distance education classes may be considered to count toward a student's full course of study requirement.
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)

Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) within two years of application to the program.

If you have further questions please contact the UW-L Office of International Education (OIE) at

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