notice to prospective degree students

This institution is approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education to offer degree programs in International Development. To continue to offer degree programs this institution must meet the following requirements:  

  • WCIU must become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one-degree program.  
  • WCIU must achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation as defined in regulations by 2017, and-full accreditation by July 1, 2020. If this institution stops pursuing accreditation it must:   
  • stop all enrollment in its degree programs and   
  • provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund. An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended  

Pursuant to the above notice, WCIU will continue its commitments to all its students currently admitted and enrolled in its programs. However, it is currently only admitting NEW students into its core, MA in International Development degree program. 



WCIU receives student applications and processes them in a timely a manner as possible. Formal announcements regarding acceptance into the University programs takes place twice per year, approximately four weeks prior to enrollment for the October and April terms. The chart below details the deadlines for the January and April term enrollment periods. 


As of November 2016, all prospective students interested in WCIU's course offerings and MA International Development program must first apply under Conditional Enrollment before being eligible for full acceptance into WCIU.

Prospective students who are not interested in pursuing a degree at WCIU but desire to take a course-for-credit, are still required to apply under conditional enrollment.