International Students

Are you an international student hoping to transfer to a different college? Perhaps this will actually be your first college experience. Whatever the case may be, you belong here. NDSCS is a great place to gain an education and to get your mind—and your hands—around learning. We’ll make the transition easy; all you have to do is apply!

Step 1

Fill out the NDSCS online Application for Admission

Step 2

Complete the following information and submit to NDSCS:

  • Application with the non-refundable $35 (U.S. funds) fee
  • Housing Application with the non-refundable $25 (U.S. funds) fee
  • Foreign educational records (high school and/or college transcripts must be submitted to for official evaluation)
  • Submit proof of immunization for measles, mumps, rubella, TB (mantoux), tetanus and meningitis
  • Financial ability to pay - forms will be emailed upon receipt of application
  • Copy of your Passport
  • TOEFL results (if your native language is not English)
Step 3

Submit all paperwork to NDSCS for processing.

Once the application has been processed, the student will be issued an I-20. The I-20 must be sent directly to the student whose name appears on the I-20. An I-20 can not be given to a third party. An I-20 can be sent overnight express, but the student must pay for the overnight delivery fees. This generally costs about $75 (U.S. funds).

If the student has been approved to attend NDSCS, the student must fill out and submit the I-901 Fee Remittance to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The fee can be mailed or submitted at

Students must make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy with I-20 in hand to receive proper authorization to attend.

Step 4

Visit for helpful information on How to Navigate the U.S. Immigration System.

Cost Information per Year

On-Campus with Meal Plan
Residents of all states and countries living on-campus with a meal plan of 160, 225 or 300 meals will be charged in-state tuition.

Cost Information Per Year
Living and Eating on Campus: Approximate Cost
Health Insurance*$1,748 (premium is subject to change)

Please Note

  • You will need to show that you have enough funds to cover the total
  • Personal expenses are NOT included in the total
  • *Health Insurance Premium must be paid before the beginning of each semester and prior to attending classes

>> Additional Cost Information
>> Health Insurance Cost Information


Please email Shari Thompson at with additional questions.

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