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International Students

Application Process:

Every year, students from around the world join our passionate, spirit-empowered community to follow their callings and pursue their goals. We have had students from Austria, England, Canada, Vietnam, Trinidad and Tobago, Sweden, and Hong Kong, to name a few.

1. The Online Application Form

2. Records of Previous Study

Complete credentials from all high schools, home 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. All international transcripts must be properly formatted and translated to reflect the U.S. grading equivalent in order for us to properly review your file for admission.

Below you will find a few resources for different agencies that work with international students to get their transcripts formatted and translated properly:

Recommended transcript evaluation agencies:

3. 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) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test.  A TOEFL score of at least 61 for the internet-based test, 170 for the computer test and 500 for the paper test or a IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required for admission to North Central University.

Applicants from the following countries whose first language is English are exempt from the English language test requirement:

See countries:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, England, Federated States of Micronesia, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Montserrat, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Palau, Scotland, Seychelles, Shetland Islands, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Wales, U.S. Territories including American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands”

Common questions:

What majors are available?

See available majors here.

  • In addition to our on-campus programs, we also offer several online degrees, including master’s.
  • Learn more about our Christ-centered academic programs and see which one is right for you.
How much will it cost to attend NCU?

See tuition and fees here.

What Scholarships can I receive?

See grants and scholarships here.

Can I work while I attend North Central?

Yes! Many of our international students work part-time while they are enrolled in courses during the year. International students are permitted to work on-campus up to 20 hours a week. Here is a link to view our current on-campus student job openings. As well, here is a link from Study in the States with more information on working in the United States.

How do I apply for a visa

Review this information from Study in the States for how to apply for a visa to travel to the United States.

I'm already accepted, whats next?

Congratulations on being accepted! Take a look at this guide for your next steps!

Real world experience – real world opportunities

Hear from NCU students who pitched marketing ideas at General Mills World Headquarters.

Nick Leist

Associate Director of Recruitment


Works with students from: 

  • Transfer Students
  • International Students
Learn more about Nick

Hometown:  Menasha, WI

Movies: Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Music: Anything by John Mayer

Books: Dystopian literature and literary classics

Hobbies and interests: Exploring the Twin Cities, traveling, disc golf, and drinking way too much coffee