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 Deadline for Fall Semester (Begins in August) ………………July 15
Application Deadline for Spring Semester (Begins in January)…………..December 1st

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

Transcript must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES) www.WES.org. Official transcripts/academic records from all secondary schools attended must be submitted to WES.

There will be a cost to the student for the service charged by WES.  Exemptions to this policy may be granted if you have completed an Associate, Bachelor, or Doctoral degree that has been evaluated through WES.

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

Transcripts from outside the United States must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES) www.WES.org. Official transcripts/academic records from all secondary schools attended must be submitted to WES.

There will be a cost to the student for the service charged by WES. 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 Write Placer of 5 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

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.

Questions?

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

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