International Application Steps
International Students applying from their home countries should be reminded that we are a district-bound community college, in a rural setting about 85 miles southwest of Chicago, Illinois. Our closest neighboring community is Oglesby, Illinois and the population is approximately 4000.
Due to the fact that our resources are somewhat limited for international students (two examples: no public transportation or housing associated with the college), we strongly encourage our international students to have a local sponsor within the district for support needed for success. For those students who reside with a family member or exchange program host, we find they are very successful here.
The international student packet is required for any student to be accepted and for consideration to be made on completion of an I-20. It includes:
- Minimum TOEFL score of 68 (iBT - internet based) or 190 (CBT - computer based)
- Proof of financial ability to pay tuition and fees, notarized
- Official transcripts from institutions attended (translated into English)
- Completion of USCIS for I-134
- Fall semester - June 1
- Spring semester - Nov 1
- Summer semester - May 1
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