To be admitted to Mid-Plains Community College, international students must complete all general admission and special admission requirements.
In order to ensure sufficient time to process application materials, all requested international admissions materials should be sent six months prior to anticipated enrollment to one of the divisions of Mid-Plains Community College listed below:
International Student Advisor
McCook Community College
1205 East Third Street
McCook, NE 69001
International Student Advisor
North Platte Community College
601 West State Farm Road
North Platte, NE 69101
The issuance of the Certificate of Eligibility, Form I-20 will be issued after all the below requirements have been processed. Under no circumstance should the applicant travel to the United States prior to receiving the I-20. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make all necessary arrangements through official channels for entrance into the United States. International Student requirements consist of the following:
- A MPCC International Student Admissions Application
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other approved test of English proficiency – absolute minimum score of 61 for the internet based test. If your country’s primary language is English, a letter from your high school or college requesting we waive the TOEFL is required. International students who provide proof of having completed 24 semester hours or equivalent of coursework with a “C" or better at a college or community college in the United States are not required to provide proof of English language proficiency for admission to MPCC. International students applying to MPCC who have graduated from a United States high school which they have attended for a minimum of one academic year are not required to provide proof of English language proficiency for admissions to MPCC. (Note: We do not offer ESL programs.)
- Original/official high school transcripts or equivalent academic record, plus English translation.
- Original/official college transcripts for any college-level credit earned within the United States.
- To transfer credit, please refer to previous item number 4. Transfer Student/Student with a Previously Earned Degree.
- Course-by-course report, sent directly to MPCC from an approved credential evaluating service agency, for any college-level credit earned outside of the United States.
- Current (within three months), written notification from a bank (translated into U.S. dollars) as evidence of your ability to maintain yourself financially while attending MPCC. This is currently a minimum of $14,000 in U.S. dollars in your name for one calendar year of study, exclusive of travel expenses. If receiving a scholarship the amount must be $14,000 minus the amount of scholarship for each calendar year of study.
- If a sponsor is funding your education, an affidavit of support is required, as well as a current (within three months) copy of your sponsor’s bank statement verifying $14,000 in U.S. dollars in sponsor’s name for one calendar year.
- A deposit in the amount of $5,500 in U.S. dollars is due prior to issuance of the I-20 to cover tuition, fees, room/board, and books for one semester – this amount is based on 15 credit hours. Any unused portion will be applied to the following semester of attendance or refunded upon program completion and/or transfer to another institution. If you are denied a visa or decide not to attend Mid-Plains Community College, up to $100 may be withheld for processing charges and the remaining amount will be refunded.
- Written verification from an American or international insurance company that the applicant is covered for physician’s care, hospitalization, and major medical costs while in the U.S. is required prior to issuance of the I-20 and must be kept current each successive year at MPCC. In addition to a copy of the policy, a statement in English from the insurance company issuing the policy verifying dates and extent of coverage is required.
International students are required to live in the residence halls. The college placement test (COMPASS/ESL® or ACT) is required before you register for classes. Immigration laws require international students to attend college full-time. International students attending classes in the United States on temporary visas are considered non-residents for tuition classification. Length of stay, payment of taxes, or ownership of property, does not imply legal residency.
International students may only work on campus and need to be aware that on-campus employment is limited.
Students who have acquired student visas through acceptance by another institution will not be considered for Mid-Plains Community College admission until they have successfully completed at least one term at the other institution and have their SEVIS records transferred to Mid-Plains Community College from the institution. International students for whom an I-20 has been submitted must maintain satisfactory academic progress as a full-time student each term. MPCC will not approve or recommend employment of non-immigrant aliens who are students.