International Students

Applicants are encouraged to begin the application process well in advance of posted deadlines to ensure all required admission materials arrive in a timely manner. The I-20 immigration form will not be used until the Admission file is complete.

Application Deadlines

Summer 2021 Semester (Begins in June) April 15
Fall 2021 Semester (Begins in August) July 1
Spring 2022 Semester (Begins in January) November 15
1. Apply Online and Pay the $35 Application Fee

Click here to complete the application for admission online. 

2. Submit Official High School (Secondary School) Transcript

International high school credentials must be evaluated through an approved evaluation service. The evaluation service is the sole responsibility of the applicant, and it must be performed by Foreign Credential Services of America (FCSA), a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). NDSCS recommends using World Education Services (WES) or SpanTran.

Exemptions to this policy may be granted if you have completed an Associate, Bachelor or Doctoral degree that has been evaluated through an approved evaluation service or from an institution in the United States.

3. Submit Official College or Post-Secondary Transcript(s)

College transcripts from outside the United States must be evaluated through an approved evaluation service. The evaluation service is the sole responsibility of the applicant, and it must be performed by Foreign Credential Services of America (FCSA), a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). NDSCS recommends using World Education Services (WES) or SpanTran. There is no guarantee that the credits will transfer.

4. Submit Test Scores

If you are applying for an Associate in Applied Science, Diploma or Certificate program you will need to obtain minimum entrance scores in order to meet the Program Admission Requirements for your selected program. Approved exams include the ACT, SAT and ACCUPLACER. Click here for more information on the required scores for your selected program.

5. English Proficiency

Students whose native language is not English must submit proof of English Proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • At least two years of study, in good standing, at a U.S. high school or regionally accredited U.S. college/university.
  • A U.S. General Education Diploma (GED) administered in English.
  • College Composition I and College Composition II, or equivalent courses, with a grade of 'A' or 'B' from a regionally accredited U.S.. postsecondary college and/or university.
  • Any of the placement scores on the ACT, SAT and/or ACCUPLACER for English:
      - ACT English sub test of 18 or higher
      - SAT Writing of 430 or higher
      - ACCUPLACER Next Gen Writing of 256 or higher
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a minimum TOEFL internet based test score of 70. Request your results at www.toefl.org, NDSCS's code is 6476.
6. Submit the Financial Responsibility Statement

Submit the Financial Responsibility Statement providing evidence of financial support for one year of all anticipated educational and living expenses for study in the United States. 

Financial Responsibility Statement

Financial Responsibility Statement (Fargo)

International Student Health Insurance

7. Submit Proof of Immunization

Send medical records with proof of two MMR immunizations (measles, mumps, and rubella) and proof of meningitis immunization. Click here for more information. All documents must be translated into English.

Questions?

Email ndscs.admissions@ndscs.edu or call 701-671-2521.