International Students


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New Student


• Upon Arrival
• Programs of Study
• International Student Fees
• Cost Estimate 
• Payment
• Iola Campus Housing
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Student Handbook
Student Right to Know
Annual Crime Statistics & Summary Report
• Leaving Allen

A New International Student is a student seeking to attend Allen as a full-time student on a new I-20 issued by Allen. This student should be currently residing in their home country but plan to attend college in the United States. To be considered for admission, the student must submit the following:

  1. New Student Admissions Check List
  2. International Application for Admission
  3. Statement of Finance
  4. Tuberculosis Screening
  5. Proof of English Proficiency (School code for requesting TOEFL is 6305)
    1. Minimum TOEFL score: 520 (Paper Test), 190 (Computer Test), 68 (Web Test) or
    2. Official transcript documenting 24 credit hours of English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) coursework with a 2.5 GPA or higher, or
    3. Official transcript documenting 24 credit hours of college-level coursework an American college or university with a 2.5 GPA or higher.
    4. Applicants residing in a country where English is the primary language do not have to submit proof of proficiency.
  6. Authenticated, translated transcripts of all academic records - To transfer credits from any college or university outside of the United States, transcripts must be evaluated by one  of the following agencies and sent directly to Allen:
         Educational Credential Evaluators –
         Education Evaluators International –
         World Education Services –
  7. SAT scores, if applicable
  8. Payment of the $50.00 application fee
  9. Housing Application and Deposit (If applying to the Iola campus)
  10. Pre-Arrival Information

All required paperwork, documentation, and application fees must be submitted by July 1 for the Fall semester, December 1 for the Spring semester, and May 1 for the Summer session.

Once the documents have been received by Allen Community College, they will be evaluated for admission status. Upon approval, an I-20 form will be issued and mailed to the student. When presented to an American Consulate, the I-20 may be used to secure the appropriate visa to enter the United States as an international student at Allen Community College. The student is responsible for notifying Allen of their visa approval to continue with the enrollment process.

Payment of all tuition, fees, insurance, and room/board must be paid in full one week before the first day of class for each term. To remain in compliance, international students must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours each semester). Of the full-time hours, 9 credit hours must be taken on campus.

International students on an I-20 through Allen are required to purchase a medical insurance plan through the college. This insurance must be paid in full with tuition and fees. 


The SEVIS I-901 fee went into effect September 1, 2004. The payment website at is operational. New students and exchange visitors with a Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 issued on or after September 1, 2004, are subject to the fee. Continuing students and exchange visitors are not required to pay the fee except under certain circumstances. For complete information on who needs to pay the fee (or does not need to) see the SEVP website at There is a complete list of questions and answers on all aspects of SEVIS I-901 fee payment.