Apply for Admissions

Thank you for your interest in Lake Washington Institute of Technology. It is recommended to apply at least three months before the quarter you wish to begin studying at the LWTech. Applications are accepted for Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring quarters, and are due 30 days before the start of the quarter

New Students

All international students must follow the steps outlined on this page to complete their admissions into Lake Washington Institute of Technology. 

Step 1

Submit an International Student Application

Students may submit their applications online OR via mail/email. Please choose only one of the two options.


Nursing and all Applied Bachelor degree programs have additional admission requirements. Please see those programs directly for specific requirements. 


Step 2

Pay a $50 Non-Refundable Application Fee

An application can be deferred to a future quarter once without payment of another application fee. If the application is deferred again, the application fee must be paid with each deferral request.

Step 3

Proof Financial Statement

Please provide an official financial support/bank statement showing a minimum amount of $21,000.00 (an additional $6,000 is required for each dependent).

Step 4

Proof of Passport

A copy of the photo page of your passport (and passport of spouse/children if applicable).

Step 5

TOEFL/IELTS Score (Optional)

Please provide TOEFL/IELTS scores for direct admission to degree or certificate program.

Step 6

Transcripts in English (Optional)

Please provide transcripts in English. Required for High School Completion and transfer of credit.

Transfer Students

If you are an international student transferring from another U.S. Institution, please submit the Transfer Eligibility Form, signed by DSO at current U.S. school

Upon Approval of Admissions Application

Once we receive all required documents, it usually takes 2 business days for us to process your Form I-20. Once your Form I-20 is ready, we will notify you, and you will need to go online to to pay the courier fee. Once the fee has been paid, we will be able to send your welcome packet and Form I-20.