International Student

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North Central Missouri College welcomes international students from all around the world! NCMC is located in the safe, rural town of Trenton, Missouri. Our small class sizes, access to instructors, free tutoring services, student clubs and organization, activities, and dorms offer international students an opportunity to become successfully immersed in the United States culture.

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*International Application MUST be on file at North Central Missouri College before an I-20 is issued.

Complete NCMC’s International Application

Important Dates

Please note that application deadlines are earlier than U.S. students to allow time for international students to complete the visa process.

The next available term is Fall 2020.

Fall semester

July 1

Spring semester

November 1

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Submit high school transcript translated into English.

*MUST be on file at North Central Missouri College before an I-20 is issued.

Step 3

Submit college transcripts

Transcripts must be translated into English and U.S. equivalents (via service such as WES-World Education Services)

*MUST be on file at North Central Missouri College before an I-20 is issued.

Step 4

Submit official TOEFL score report.


(if official national language is not English – minimum scores are paper version)

Minimum scores for acceptance:





Internet based


Step 5

Submit Finances/Bank statement and/or sponsorship letter

*MUST be on file at North Central Missouri College before an I-20 is issued.

Step 6

What’s next?

Once the admissions department has received and processed your application and transcript(s), you will be notified via mail of your acceptance status. Information regarding class registration and use of the student portal will also be included.

Your admissions status is available on myCOMPASS.

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Important information for International Students


(Items must be completed prior to the start of the first semester.)

    • $100.00 housing deposit (if applicable)

Learn more and apply for housing here

  • ACT or placement test scores (if English-speaking prior to enrollment) may be taken on campus upon arrival prior to enrolling in classes.
  • NCMC provides international student health insurance through LewerMark. Students will be billed for mandatory health insurance.(must cover all dates while attending NCMC)
  • If currently attending another U.S. college or university, student must request the international advisor at your current institution to submit a completed North Central Missouri College International Student Advisor Report. NCMC’s Office of Admissions has this reports available upon request.

Request an International Student Advisor Report

Additional Notes of Importance:

International Scholarships are available and contingent upon students residing in North Central Missouri College residence halls. If a student moves off campus, the student may forfeit their scholarship. Please note that certain agreements with international organizations may require international students who are a part of their program to reside on campus. Please contact the International Recruiter to confirm. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in order to renew the international scholarship each term. Scholarships are limited.

Contact the International Recruiter

North Central Missouri College is a member of Study Missouri which is a consortium of more than 40 public and private 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities that can provide opportunities for NCMC’s students to transfer and finish their Bachelor’s degree at top-ranked Missouri institutions in the field of their choice. On average, two years at NCMC followed by two years at a 4-year university or college of the student’s choice equals a 4-year bachelor’s degree.

View transfer opportunities at Study Missouri Institutions.

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