Apply – International Students
NIACC Welcomes Students From Around the World!
North Iowa Area Community College is happy to hear of your interest in our school. In order to consider your application we must receive the following:
- Application for Admission; [online form]
- A $100 (U. S.) non-refundable application fee [online form]
- Copy of Passport
- A personal information form or print the personal information sheet
- An official copy of your high school transcript (sent directly from your high school). If you have attended college, you must have official college transcript(s) sent directly from your college. All such transcripts must be translated and notarized if in other than the English language;
- A bank statement showing sufficient funds to cover one year’s expenses and an affidavit of support from a third party legally responsible for all payment; Download Affidavit of Support
- Proof of English proficiency is required. Please see the information listed below.
- Student Transfer form pdf (completed ONLY by students transferring-in to NIACC from another college/university in the US)
- Complete the housing application online
The above information should be sent to:
North Iowa Area Community College
500 College Drive
Mason City IA, 50401
When all of the above items have been received, your application will be evaluated. A decision will be reached regarding your acceptance for admission at NIACC. It will take at least three (3) months to process your application. If you are granted admission, you will receive Form I-20 A-B to be completed and presented to the American Consular Office at the time of your visa application and to the Immigration Office upon your arrival in the United States. Prior to your visa being issued, you are required to complete an I-901 form and pay a SEVIS fee of $200.
International Students are required to enroll in health insurance through 1st Agency, Inc. upon enrollment in courses at North Iowa Area Community College. The Student Development Office Manager will enroll international students at the beginning of each semester. The insurance costs are added onto the fall and spring bills and are paid automatically through NIACC. NIACC’s 1st Agency Plan Summary and Claim Forms may be found at: www.1stagency.com/collegeList.php.
English Proficiency Admission Requirements
Prospective students from one of the following countries where English is the native language are not required to submit proof of English proficiency: Australia, Canada, Commonwealth Caribbean countries (Anguilla, Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos Islands), Ireland, New Zealand, Nigeria, United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales) and United States.
Students who have successfully completed the high school core requirements in or graduated from high school where English is the primary language or who have completed 24 college/university credit hours in an English speaking country are also not required to submit proof of English proficiency.
For all other applicants: English Proficiency Requirements for Admission are either submission of TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language or IELTS – International English Language Testing System, EIKEN – Test in Practical English Proficiency (Japan), SEPT—SAKAE English Proficiency Test (Japan), or GTEC-CBT—Global Test of English Communication Computer Based Test.
The following scores are required for full admittance:
|TOEFL – – Internet-based test||60|
|TOEFL – – Paper-based test||490|
|GTEC CBT Score||975|
|BUDGET – Two Semesters (9 months)|
|APPLICATION FEES – Payable to NIACC|
|College Application Fee (non-refundable)||$100.00|
|Student Housing – Application & Maintenance Fee||$250.00|
|COLLEGE FEES – Payable to NIACC||Semester 1||Semester 2
|Tuition and Fees (Based on full-time 16 s.h.)*||$4,118.08||$4,118.08||$8,236.16|
|Health Insurance (1st Insurance Agency)||$500.00||$500.00||$1,000.00|
|Student Housing (Room and Board – Full Suite/Single Occupancy)**||$4,658.00||$4,658.00||$9,316.00|
|Total College Fees||$9,201.08||$9,201.08
|Books and Supplies (Estimated – book prices vary each semester)||$700.00|
|Clothing, Entertainment, Extra Food||$350.00|
|Total Other Expenses||$1,050.00|
*This is just an estimate of costs/expenses. Changing credit hours and adding/dropping classes can impact costs.
** Student Housing costs vary depending on room type selected.
Payment is required at the start of each semester. A four payment arrangement for each semester is possible by making arrangements with the NIACC Business Office. Contact Tim Staudt to make payment arrangements at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due dates for the fall semester: September 1, October 1, November 1 and December 1
Due dates for the spring semester: February 1, March 1, April 1 and May 1