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MCC International Students

To apply for admission as an F-1 international student to Metropolitan Community College, access the Application Directions & Supplemental Items and follow the directions. Late and incomplete applications may be denied. Please note that all F-1 students are required to have insurance through the provider that MCC selects.

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APPLICATION DUE DATES
Quarter Change of Status Applicants
Outside the USA
Transfer F-1 Students
in the USA
SUMMER 2019
Orientation
June 5, 2019 &
June 14, 2019
Classes begin
June 6, 2019
Please discuss with ISS Apr. 5, 2019
Date passed
May 3, 2019
Date passed
FALL 2019
Orientation is
Aug. 29, 2019
Classes begin
Sept. 3, 2019
Please discuss with ISS July 1, 2019 Aug. 1, 2019
WINTER 2019
Orientation is
Nov. 28, 2019
Classes begin
Dec. 2, 2019
Please discuss with ISS Oct. 1, 2019 Nov. 1, 2019
SPRING 2019-2020
Orientation is
Mar. 5, 2020
Classes begin
Mar. 7, 2020
Please discuss with ISS Jan. 2, 2020 Feb. 1, 2020
SUMMER 2020
Orientation is
June 4, 2020
Classes begin
June 5, 2020
Please discuss with ISS Apr. 1, 2020 May 1, 2020

Additional information:

**For additional resources, visit the Dept. of Homeland Security's Study in the States website at studyinthestates.dhs.gov.

Please see section below for Steps from Admission to Attending Classes at MCC.

MCC utilizes the recommendations of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) in identifying countries recognized as utilizing English predominately for industry, government and education.

Countries that are exempt from submitting a TOEFL score:

  • Australia
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Common Wealth Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Republic of Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom

Steps from Admission to Attending Classes at MCC

There are four kinds of applicants. Please find the kind of applicant you are and follow the steps as listed below.

Prospective student applying from out of the U.S. who does not have F-1 status:

  • Gather information about MCC.

  • Apply for a passport.

  • Take the TOEFL, unless from Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Common Wealth Caribbean, Ireland, New Zealand or United Kingdom.

  • Apply for admission by turning in all application materials.

  • Wait for ISS to review the application and get notice of acceptance or denial. If accepted, an I-20 and acceptance letter will be provided.

  • Pay the SEVIS fee and print a I-901 receipt for payment.

  • Make an appointment with a U.S. embassy or consulate to apply for an F-1 visa, unless you are from Canada.

  • Apply for the visa and go to the interview.

  • If an F-1 visa is granted, make travel arrangements to arrive at MCC as close to 30 days before the program start date listed on the I-20.

  • Arrive at MCC's ISS to check in. Provide your passport, F-1 visa, I-20 and I-94 from www.cbp.gov/I94.

  • Take any assessments that may be necessary for course placement.

  • Pay the insurance premium.

  • Meet with Naomi Greelis, coordinator for int'l students, to register for classes.

  • Attend the Orientation for F-1 International Students and New Student Orientation.

  • Attend classes.

Transfer (non-high school or ESL/IEP) F-1 student applying from within the U.S.:

  • Gather information about MCC.

  • Apply for admission by turning in all application materials. (A TOEFL score is not needed.) Take any assessments that may be necessary for course placement. If you are outside the Omaha area, please contact ISS to see if you can take the assessments remotely.

  • Wait for ISS to review the application and get notice of acceptance or denial.

  • Make travel arrangements to arrive as MCC as soon as possible.

  • Arrive at MCC's ISS to check in. Provide your passport, F-1 visa, I-94 and I-20.

  • Pay the insurance premium.

  • Meet with Naomi Greelis, coordinator for int'l students, to register for classes.

  • Attend the Orientation for F-1 International Students and New Student Orientation.

  • Attend classes.

Transfer high school or ESL/IEP F-1 student applying from within the U.S.:

  • Gather information about MCC.

  • Apply for admission by turning in all application materials. Take any assessments that may be necessary for course placement. If you are outside the Omaha area, please contact ISS to see if you can take the assessments remotely.

  • Wait for ISS to review the application and get notice of acceptance or denial.

  • Make travel arrangements to arrive at MCC as soon as possible.

  • Arrive at MCC's ISS to check in. Provide your passport, F-1 visa, I-94 and I-20.

  • Pay the insurance premium.

  • Meet with Naomi Greelis, coordinator for int'l students, to register for classes.

  • Attend the Orientation for F-1 International Students and New Student Orientation.

  • Attend classes.

Prospective student applying from within the U.S. who has a status other than an F-1 and wants to apply for a change of status to F-1:

  • Gather information about MCC.

  • Take any assessments that may be necessary for course placement. If you are outside the Omaha area, please contact ISS to see if you can take the assessments remotely.

  • Apply for admission by turning in all application materials.

  • Wait for the ISS to review the application and get notice of acceptance or denial.

  • If accepted, ISS will provide you with an I-20 and acceptance letter.

  • We recommend that you consult an immigration lawyer to submit your application for a change of status to USCIS. ISS will not send the application for you.

  • Wait for USCIS to grant or deny the change of status.

  • If F-1 status is granted, provide ISS with your approval notice and make an appointment to check in.

  • Pay the insurance premium.

  • Meet with Naomi Greelis, coordinator for international students, to register for classes.

  • Attend the Orientation for F-1 International Students and New Student Orientation.

  • Attend classes.