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The Admission Application Process:

  1. Submit a completed International Student Application for Admission. Send us original transcripts or officially certified copies of original transcripts from all institutions previously attended, including all secondary, high schools, colleges, universities, or technical polytechnic schools you have attended or are currently attending. If the language of the records is not English, a certified translation must be included with the official transcript. .
  2. An official copy of your TOEFL scores if English is not your native language. This must be sent directly to Itasca from ETS. Minimum score of 500 (173 on Computer-Based Test, 61 on the Internet-Based Test) is required for undergraduates. Click here to find worldwide test availability list that indicates, by city, dates when seats are available for both the TOEFL® iBT and paper-based test. TOEFL test code for Itasca Community College is 6309.
  3. A Financial Statement  is also required. The statement must verify that you have adequate funding to meet all of the expenses while studying at Itasca Community College. This form must include the required signatures, supporting bank statements, affirmation of support or official letters.

Academic Admission Criteria:
Undergraduate: must have graduated from a secondary/high school with a “C” average or better. Transfer students must have a “C” average or better from any post-secondary schools attended.

International Students Transferring from a U.S. Institution:
International students who are currently studying in the U.S. and maintained their F-1 status can easily transfer.  Upon admission to  Itasca, please present your admission letter to your current U.S. school, requesting that your SEVIS I-20 be electronically transferred out to Itasca Community College. Usually, this would occur immediately at the conclusion of your studies at your current school.  Your I-20 would then be transferred in by Itasca.

Visa and Travel:
The I-20 is issued after the conditions of admission and financial stability have been met. The Form I-20 must be presented together with evidence of payment of the SEVIS Fee, your passport and original records of financial support to the nearest American Consulate. It may be to your advantage to request a multiple entry visa which will allow more flexibility should you desire to visit other countries during your stay in the U.S. Students who will be transferring from another U.S. institution should consult with their present international student advisor as to the required transfer procedures. Please note that Canadian citizens are not required to apply for a visa. Canadians may present their documents at the port of entry. This includes your I-20, evidence of payment of the SEVIS fee, passport and original records of financial support at the port of entry. "Please note that Canadian citizens are not required to apply for a visa. 

Enrollment Requirements:
Once admitted, you will be sent your I-20. Then you will be required to do the following:

  • Pay SEVIS fee
  • Apply for your student visa
  • Let us know when you plan to arrive in the US
  • Return residence hall contract form or Wannigan Apartment contract
  • Return the immunization record form

Upon arrival you are required to:

  • Purchase the mandatory health insurance
  • Complete the placement test and register for classes


You will need to fly into Duluth Minnesota and take the Jefferson Line bus to Grand Rapids.

Application materials should be mailed to:
Candace Perry
Director of Enrollment Services
Itasca Community College
1851 East Highway 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744