International Admissions Overview

Application Process for International Students

North Central University welcomes students from other countries who show promise of benefiting from educational opportunities in the United States! The following information is prepared for the guidance of prospective students from other countries. It is suggested that a foreign student apply for admission to North Central at least six months before the semester they wish to enroll.

Note from the International Student Advisor:

Hello!  My name is Beth Harshbarger and I am the International Student Advisor here at North Central! I understand the excitement that comes with attending North Central as an International Student, and also the stress.  I would love to help you along with the process and aid you in pursuing what God has called you to.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

International student applications will not be reviewed at North Central University until all of the following documents are received:      *We do not need original documents.  A photo copy of each document can be sent via mail, fax, or email. 

  1. The Application Form (International Students are encouraged to apply online)
  2. $25 Application Fee
  3. Records of Previous Study, Complete credentials from all high schools, secondary schools, colleges, universities, normal schools or technical schools attended must be submitted. These credentials should indicate the certification, degree or diploma earned (if any), a listing of all subjects studied and the grades or letters or marks that were achieved in examinations. If these documents are in a language other than English, it will be necessary for all documents to be accompanied by an official translation into English.
  4. ACT or SAT Scores, Either the ACT or SAT (college entrance exams) must be taken for admittance to North Central University. Scores should be sent along with all official records.
  5. English Certification (for students from non-English-speaking countries) If English is not the applicant's first language, the student will need to submit the scores of their English Certification Test (TOEFL). Information regarding the TOEFL can be found at the TOEFL website. A score of at least 61 for the internet-based test, 170 for the computer test and 500 for the paper test is recommended for admission to North Central University. This test is normally administered four times a year; consequently, the candidate is advised to make inquiry well in advance of the date of anticipated study in the United States.

TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE Educational Testing Service Princeton, NJ 18540 U.S.A.

After all of the above steps have been completed by the student and received by North Central, the admissions file will be reviewed. Once the applicant file is approved, the international applicant is required to submit the following financial statements before an I-20 will be issued:

Form F-1 (Financial Statement)

All students interested in applying to North Central University must have the funds available to meet the cost of an educational program in the United States. The purpose of the Financial Statement Form F-1 is to indicate that the international student has the financial resources available to meet the costs of tuition, fees, room, board, incidental expenses and the cost of round trip transportation from his/her native country.

Verification of Personal Funds/Sponsor (Affidavit of Support)

We must have proof of funds on file in the form of an official bank statement (with a dollar figure in U.S. funds). If international students do not have proof of funds, they must have a financial sponsor who is a United States citizen. This individual must complete an Affidavit of Support Form, which will be sent by the College to the individual offering support. Completion of this form verifies that the sponsor will be responsible for all college and living expenses accrued by the student while living in this country that he/she cannot meet personally.

Deposit of Funds

All students attending North Central University on a student visa are required to have $5,000 deposited at North Central before immigration papers can be completed. As soon as this amount has been deposited, an I-20 form will be completed notifying the Immigration and Naturalization Service of your transfer to North Central.


Important Information

  • To become eligible for transfer to North Central from another American college, approval must be obtained from the previous school attended and U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.

  • International students must maintain 12 credits each semester.

  • First year international students are not allowed to work off-campus. Jobs on-campus are available, but federal regulations state that students are not allowed to work more than 20 hours per week while school is in session.

  • Second year international students and beyond may also work on-campus or they may work off-campus through a program known as Curricular Practical Training, wherein a student would acquire a job offer related to their respective major and then be allowed to work either part-time or full-time off-campus.

Financial Aid

Unfortunately, International Students do not qualify for Federal Financial Aid and need to be fully self-funded or find a financial sponsor to help cover the cost of tuition. Please feel free to view our financial aid brochure to review a few North Central University scholarships and institutional grants available to International Students who qualify.

If you have questions, please contact the Admissions Office.