Frequently Asked Questions
Any student who is not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States is considered an international student. These students usually need an F1, M1, or J1 visa to study and live in the United States.
No, the application/processing fee is a one-time, non-refundable $75 fee that is required for all international students. After submitting all required admissions documents, the student will be emailed a link from ICC’s Business Office to pay the fee online.
Fall semester: mid-August to mid-December
Spring semester: mid-January to mid-May
Summer term: Beginning of June to end of July (enrolling in summer classes is optional)
No, international students can’t study part time. U.S. immigration law requires that all international students on F1 student visas maintain full-time enrollment. To be considered full-time, undergraduate students must be registered in a minimum of 12 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Students do not have to enroll in a full-time course load during college breaks (summer and winter sessions).
No, international students are not required to take the SAT or ACT, but it is recommended, if available. If students haven’t taken either test upon arriving to ICC they will be required to take the ACCUPLACER college placement exam on campus.
No, in addition to TOEFL scores, ICC accepts the following proof of English proficiency: high school and college transcripts from U.S. institutions, IELTS, PTE, TOEIC, and Duolingo exam scores. For more information please read ICC’s admission requirements.
The TOEFL/IELTS score is valid for three years
Yes, if the original documents weren't issued in English, they must be translated to English by a certified translation service. Students may use any certified translation service that they like (whether based in their country or the U.S.), but ICC has a partnership with SpanTran, a document translation and evaluation service. If a student decides to use SpanTran and apply through ICC's pathway, they will receive a discounted rate. ICC's pathway with SpanTran can be located at this link: https://spanside.secure.force.com/SpantranApplication?Id=eda05719-30b6-48e8-a222-6f50cfc238e2
Please review our most current course catalog for more information about the majors and programs that ICC offers.
Applications are generally processed within three to five business days; at that point you will receive an email from ICC’s International Student Advisor with information on how to submit your required documents and complete the next steps of the admissions process.
No, international students are not required to pay an advance tuition deposit. However, students need to arrive to campus prepared to pay for their semester charges in full or to set up a payment plan to make monthly payments. Students’ bills for tuition/fees and housing must be $200 or less in order to enroll for the next semester.
International students are not eligible for federal and state funded financial aid options (such as grants and loans), therefore they are required to show proof of funding for tuition/fees and living expenses for a minimum of one year with the expectation that students will continue to have access to that funding throughout their education. Although international students can’t apply for federal aid, they are eligible for athletic, academic, co-curricular, and Foundation scholarships. For more information please visit the Scholarships page of our website.
If you haven’t already been in contact with a coach, please visit the Athletics page of our website. There you can find information about the sports we offer, as well as locate the coach’s contact information on the staff directory.
Yes, according to U.S. law on-campus employment is the only legal employment for international students, who can work a maximum of 20 hours a week on campus. Employment at ICC is not a guarantee, but positions do occasionally become available in the library, bookstore, tutoring center, dorms (resident assistants), and some offices on campus. For more information about on-campus employment please contact the Business Office upon arrival to campus.
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