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International Students

Admission of international students

Prospective F-1 students need to follow these application requirements to apply to MCC:  

  • All applicants are required to:

    • complete an international application for admission form;

    • provide proof of English proficiency* either by providing proof of successfully completing a comparable English composition course with a C or higher, taking the ESL COMPASS, or taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The applicant is responsible for making early arrangements for the test via online registration at or writing to:

      TOEFL Services
      Educational Testing Service
      P.O. Box 6151
      Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA

      Official test results must be sent to MCC via TOEFL institutional code number 9621.

    • provide an official copy of a high school or college diploma or certification in the original language and with certified English translations;

    • submit a completed financial affidavit and a current (within six months) official bank statement or letter translated into English and in U.S. dollar equivalency;

    • sign a statement acknowledging that they will be enrolled in an international student health insurance policy identified by the College; and

    • provide a copy of the passport.

  • Applicants applying for a change to F-1 status need to consult with a designated school official in International Student Services for additional requirements.

  • Applicants in the United States need to provide a copy of the I-94, admission stamp, and visa (except Canadians) or I-797 Notice of Action indicating the current status.  

  • Applicants transferring from a language institution, college, or university in the United States are required to provide official transcripts from the respective school(s). Copies of all previous I-20s, employment authorization cards, and the Transfer to MCC form are required.

  • F-1 students take assessments in order to determine appropriate course placement, as needed.

  • F-1 students must register for 12.0 credit hours or more each quarter to stay in status, unless they have prior authorization from International Student Services.

  • F-1 students are considered to be non-residents for tuition purposes.

*Countries that are exempt from providing English proficiency proof:


Canada (except Quebec)

Common Wealth Caribbean


New Zealand

United Kingdom

For more information, visit, email, or call 402-457-2281.

International student health insurance

MCC requires all F-1 international students to purchase a health insurance policy through MCC. Students pay the insurance premiums to MCC prior to class registration, and MCC submits the premiums to the insurance company. Call 402-457-2281 or email for more information.