Why Choose WVC?

Located in the beautiful and safe City of Wenatchee

Our campus is located in the city of Wenatchee, the home of premium wines and world famous apples. Named as the fifth greenest city in America (Country magazine, 2007), as the safest metro area in Washington state (2007), and as one of top 50 best places to live + play (National Geographic Adventure, 2007). Wenatchee gets 300 days of sunshine a year and offers year-round opportunities for enjoying the outdoors.
  • Supportive Environment

    WVC offers excellent student services from the time students first inquire about studying here until they complete their studies. We have an international student coordinator and adviser who speaks Japanese, educational planners, career advisers, supportive teachers and tutors who are here to help you succeed. WVC finds a supporting family off campus for each international student. Many international students choose to live in the very convenient residence hall, located just across the street from campus.
  • Events and activities

    Through the academic year, WVC Student Programs offer a variety of events, which are free to WVC students: magic shows, color runs, groups hikes, musical performances and dance groups, just to name a few. There are more than 20 clubs and intercollegiate athletic teams in soccer, basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball. WVC's intramural activities include fan bus trips to Mariners baseball games, Seattle Seahawks football games and more!

    WVC plans activities and events to help make your experience in the United States and at WVC memorable.

Student Services

  • Student Services and Activities

    Outstanding Student Services

    International students at WVC receive individualized support from the time students first inquire about studying here until they complete their program. WVC offers personalized advising for admission, immigration, academics, university transfer, scholarships, housing, personal and campus-community involvement. We have an international student adviser, educational planners, and an international student coordinator who speaks Japanese. We also have a career center and counseling services to assist students.
  • Supporting Families

    WVC finds a supporting family for each international student. The supporting family welcomes the international student to their home, takes them out for dinner or spends time doing weekend activities together. When the college has breaks, such as Thanksgiving break and Christmas break, the supporting family invites the student to their home to celebrate those special occasions.
  • Student Programs offer a wide range of events and activities!

    1. Student Organizations: There are more than 20 clubs on campus and last year all international students belonged to the International Club and participated in the activities.
    2. Intercollegiate Athletics: WVC has men's and women's soccer, men's and women's basketball, men's baseball, women's fast-pitch softball and women's volleyball.
    3. Intramurals: Activities include ice skating, bowling, skiing and open gym time for basketball and racquetball. Fan bus trips to Mariners baseball games and Seattle Seahawk football games are also offered through the intramural program.
    4. Student Programs Entertainment: Throughout the academic year, WVC offers a variety of events that are free to WVC students. Last year, events included programs presented by magician Norman Ng, One World Taiko, Maya Soleil: African music and dance, and An Dóchas and the Haran Irish Dancers.

    Free tutoring services: We have tutors specially assigned to work with international students.

International Student Admissions


  • Before you can be considered for acceptance and a Form I-20 can be issued, international students must submit all the documents listed below, at least 2 months before the desired start date.
  • 1) WVC Application for Admission. Include country of citizenship and country of birth.
  • 2) Copy of passport photo page.
  • 3) Official transcript(s) showing courses and grades from high school and any colleges or universities attended. All transcripts must be translated into English and show courses and grades that show an ability to pursue college-level coursework.
  • 4) WVC Declaration and Certification of Finances form and supporting documents. Scholarships and financial aid for international students are limited.
  • 5) 1/2 page essay about why you wish to study at Wenatchee Valley College.
  • 6) For students whose native language is not English, 1 of the following:
    1. • SAT scores
    2. • TOEFL scores. A minimum score of 26 on the internet-based TOEFL is required (WVC TOEFL code: 4942)
    3. • verification of completion of an intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program
    4. • graduation from a high school where the curriculum is taught in English

International Application Checklist

    1. • WVC Application
    2. • Passport photo page
    3. • Transcripts
    4. • Finances form and documents
    5. • Essay
    6. • *TOEFL scores (for students who are learning English)
  • Submit all required documents to:
  • Johanna Hamilton
  • InternationalAdviser@wvc.edu
  • OR
    Wenatchee Valley College
    ATTN Johanna Hamilton
    1300 Fifth Street
    Wenatchee WA 98801 USAj


  • After you have submitted the required documentation, you will be contacted via email with instructions to pay the non-refundable $25 admission fee and the non-refundable $50 international student application fee online.
    If you are accepted to WVC and are issued a Form I-20, you will need to fill out the I-901 Form and pay the I-901 SEVIS fee online before making an appointment with the consulate or embassy nearest you.


  • Upon arriving at WVC, all international students are required to complete the placement test before registering for appropriate classes. If you are unable to demonstrate English proficiency, you will not be allowed to enroll in college-level classes, but may be eligible to enroll in English for Academic Purpose (EAP) or developmental classes. You must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per quarter and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. WVC is on a quarter system.
  • Students' responsibilities while attending WVC on an F-1 Student Visa:
    1. • Keep passport, Form I-20 and Form I-94 valid
    2. • Complete at least 12 credits each quarter
    3. • Maintain satisfactory standards of progress
    4. • Obtain an official signature on your Form I-20 each time you leave the country

Academic Programs

Degree Programs

  • WVC is a regionally accredited, two-year public community college in Washington state, offering the following programs to international students:

Academic Degree Programs

  • •Associate of Arts and Sciences - Direct Transfer Degree •Associate of Business - Direct Transfer Degree •Associate of Science-Transfer Degree

Technical Degree Programs

  • •Associate in Technical Sciences Degree

English Language Programs

  • The combination of English for Academic Purpose (EAP) courses and developmental courses enables students to be ready for college courses.

Important dates for new students

Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019
Recommended application deadline Feb 2 Apr 25 Jul 24 Nov 2 Feb 1
Final day for arrival Mar 13 Sept 5
Final day for placement testing Mar 15 Sept 6
Orientation ~Mar 15
Classes start Apr 2 June 25 Sept 24 Jan 2 Apr 1
Classes end June 15 Aug 17 Dec 13 Mar 20 June 14
WVC Academic Calendars

Costs & Scholarships

Estimate of Student Expenses for Academic Year 2017-2018
Tuition (12 credits per quarter for 3 quarters) $8,738
Books and Supplies $1,400
Housing (based on WVC Residence Hall costs) $4,020
TOTAL $14,158
  • For more details, and costs for taking more than 12 credits, see the WVC Tuition & Fees page.
  • WVC scholarships are open to all WVC students, including international students. Check the scholarships section of the Financial Aid website for more information.


  • It is easy to get settled in Wenatchee. WVC provides a safe, friendly and secure environment for international students.
    1. For residence hall information:
    2. Residential Life Coordinator
    3. 1.509.682.6706
    4. reslife@wvc.edu
    5. www.wvc.edu/housing

International Student Contacts

  • Johanna Hamilton
    International Education Coordinator
  • Wenatchee Valley College 1300 Fifth Street Wenatchee, Washington 98801
  • 1 .509. 682.6864 InternationalAdviser@wvc.edu
  • LINE ID: wvcinternational
  • Instagram: wvcinternational
  • Facebook: Wenatchee Valley College International Students
  • For residence hall information:
  • Residential Life Coordinator
  • 1.509.682.6706
  • reslife@wvc.edu
  • www.wvc.edu/housing
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