International Student Admissions

Terra State is proud of the diversity on its campus and welcomes all international students. 

Students from other countries may require additional documentation to enroll. International students should begin by following the admission process below:

  • Apply for admission using the international student application
  • Before you apply please review the International Student Admissions Procedures
  • Submit proof of English language proficiency, proof of adequate financial support, and your transcripts
    • Proof of English language proficiency: international students must contact ETS to have an official TOEFL score report sent to the College (school code 7175). Terra State also accepts the IELTS test.
    • Proof of adequate financial support:The estimated cost of attendance for international students studying at Terra State is $17,784.00 annually. International students are required to submit documentation from a government or bank official demonstrating that the student or the student's sponsor has sufficient funds to cover the student's cost of attendance. Immigration regulations prevent the student from earning any substantial portion of this amount through employment in the United States. In addition, international students are not eligible for federal financial aid or any scholarships offered at Terra State.
    • Submission of transcripts: all students are required to submit official copies of their high school and college transcripts. International students transferring from another U.S. institution must submit an Intent to Transfer Form signed by a Designated School Official (DSO) at the institution from which the student is transferring.
  • Secure an F-1 student visa
    • Once all the required documents have been received you will be sent an acceptance letter and Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant Student Status (Form I-20) via postal mail. Once these documents have been issued you should pay your SEVIS fee, apply for an F-1 student visa, and schedule an interview at your local US embassy or consulate. When applying for a student visa, you should have a valid passport, resume, and information about past and future travel plans available. You should also know your SEVIS ID number, which can be found on your I-20. You should take your visa application confirmation page with you to the interview and be prepared to answer questions regarding ties to your home country, your English language skills, academic background, the program in the US to which you have been admitted, and proof of your financial ability.
  • Secure housing
  • Schedule an appointment with an Academic and Career Advisor

International student application

2021 Semester Application