International Students

Located in the Capital City of Raleigh, North Carolina, William Peace University offers an exciting environment for students to learn – all within the heart of Downtown Raleigh! Our campus is within walking distance of the state capitol, courts, world-class museums, five-star restaurants, and Raleigh’s exciting night life.

  • Raleigh is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.
  • WPU has innovative academics.
  • WPU has a welcoming, diverse community.
  • Affordable – WPU can cost as low as $20,000 after merit awards.

I’m ready to apply:

Step 1


Apply using the WPU application. Each applicant is personally reviewed and evaluated by our team.

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Step 2


Submit official transcripts from each school you’ve attended.

Transcripts must be translated into English and evaluated to American grading standards.

You can email your transcript to 

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Step 3

Complete English Requirements/Exam


Complete an English proficiency exam. Required minimum scores:

TOEFL IBT – 80 (550 written)
IELTS – Overall band of 6.0. No band below 5.5.
PTE Academic – 53
SAT – 1000
ACT – 22
Duolingo – 105
Cambridge Assessment – 160-179


The SAT or ACT is NOT required. However, you may choose to submit it as an English proficiency test. The submission of a score below the minimum requirement on the TOEFL will be considered when accompanied by an SAT score above 1000 or an ACT score above 22.

Send us your official SAT or ACT scores using these codes:
SAT: 005533
ACT: 3136

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Step 4

Submit Your Documents

Submit a photocopy of your passport for official verification. Send the copies to

Upon acceptance, submit a completed WPU International Certificate of Financial Responsibility covering tuition, room and board, as well as fees for the year. Send your completed Certificate of Financial Responsibility to

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Step 5

Acquire a Visa

Pay the SEVIS I-901 Fee

WPU will issue you an I-20 form. After you receive the I-20, you will need to pay the SEVIS I-901 fee. If you have an F-1, you can transfer it to WPU. Contact your DSO for assistance.

Pick Up Your Visa
You will need to visit an embassy or consulate to obtain your visa and to receive any additional information that you may require.

For questions, contact


WPU’s international program has hosted students from:


  • Germany
  • China
  • Congo
  • South Korea
  • Vietnam
  • Malaysia
  • Peru
  • Pakistan
  • Jamaica
  • Haiti
  • Bermuda

Frequently Asked Questions


Once we receive all your application documents, we typically render a decision in 1-2 weeks. If you have any questions about the process, please contact your admissions counselor for help.


Yes! We offer a variety of merit-based scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $20,000. Merit-based scholarships are awarded by admissions, but additional talent scholarships may be offered through your major or the Honors program. International students do not qualify for US federal grants or loans.


Regardless of where you reside, you are considered an international student if you are studying on an F1 VISA. Please contact us for specific instructions and requirements at or 919.508.2000.


CONGRATULATIONS! You’re on your way to becoming a Pacer. Get your next steps here or contact your admissions counselor, who can guide you through the process and answer any questions.

  • Completed Application
  • Official Translated (if from a non-English speaking country) and Evaluated High School Transcript
  • Proof of English proficiency: TOEFL internet-based score of 80 (550 on the written TOEFL) or SAT of 1000 or ACT of 22


Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statements, Resumes, and other supporting documents will be considered but are not required.


After you have been admitted, you will submit your enrollment deposit. We then issue you an I-20. Take that to your Embassy to pursue your VISA.


WPU offers rolling admissions, meaning we accept applications throughout a student’s senior year; however, we encourage an application by March 1 for the fall term and November 15 for the spring term.

I was nervous when transferring to WPU. However, all my worries were significantly reduced when I received a lot of help from professors and friends in class, who were always ready to help me at all times. The quality of teaching and the care of the professors here made me feel secure and sure about my decision. I am proud to be a Pacer!

Ha Nguyen
2023 Graduate, Marketing 

Zyon Ross