2023-2024 Course Catalog

Admission Procedures for International Students

International students are individuals who are not citizens of the United States and who reside outside the United States, or individuals in the United States on a non-immigrant F-1 student visa. Applicants must meet specific requirements before being considered for admission to the college. No admission decision will be made until the application is complete.

Application Deadlines

Students outside of the US or who are currently in the US but are returning home:

  • Fall – June 1
  • Spring – October 1

Students already in the US who will be remaining in the US:

  •  Fall – July 1
  • Spring – November 1

A completed application includes:

  1. A completed and signed International Student Application, available as a PDF downloadable form on the International Student  web page. International students should not apply online.
  2. Students requesting an F-1 student visa must show means of adequate financial support by submitting an original notarized bank statement which reflects, in U.S. currency, the amount necessary to fund one academic year of tuition, fees, textbooks, housing, food, transportation, medical insurance and other expenses. Students should contact the Office of Admissions for the current required dollar amount.
  3. Submit official transcripts from the secondary school and any colleges or universities attended. All school records must be sent in the student’s native language and in English translation. (If records are not original, certified or attested true copies signed by authorized school or government officials, U.S. embassy staff or a notary public must be sent.)
  4. Students who intend to transfer credits from institutions outside the United States must request a course by course credit assessment through a professional credential evaluation service that is recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). However, Normandale recommends the credential evaluation services available from either World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE).
  5. In order to be accepted for admission at Normandale Community College, all international students from non-English speaking countries also must:

Students whose home country’s official language is English are exempt from these requirements. Official English-speaking countries include:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, England, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland (Northern and Republic of), Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Vanuatu, Wales, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


For information about taking the TOEFL, contact the Educational Testing Service. Normandale’s TOEFL code is 6501. Visit ielts.org/usa for information about taking the International English Language Test. Visit Duolingo for information about taking the Duolingo English test.

Accepted applicants will be issued an I-20 form for processing a student (F-1) visa.

International students accepted for admission to Normandale Community College, upon their arrival in the United States, are required to meet with the Normandale admissions representative responsible for international student enrollment.

International students already attending college in the United States and transferring to Normandale Community College should also submit an International Transfer Release form, which can be downloaded from the Normandale International Student web page.

International students with further questions regarding admissions or enrollment procedures should contact the Normandale Office of Admissions at international@normandale.edu.