International Student Application

International Students at Century College are those who require an F-1 visa and are required to be registered under the federal Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

If you would like to attend Century College in F-1 status, please follow the steps on this page to apply!

If you have questions regarding the International Student application process, please email International Admissions at, call 651-773-1700, or schedule an appointment.

Application Deadlines

Academic Term Classes Begin Application Deadline
for students outside the US or changing status
Application Deadline
for F-1 transfer students
Fall Semester 2022 August 22, 2022 May 1, 2022 July 1, 2022
Spring Semester 2023 January 9, 2023 October 1, 2022 December 1, 2022
Fall Semester 2023 August 21, 2023 May 1, 2023 July 1, 2023


Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee of $20 U.S. dollars.
    Please note, F-1 international students must be degree-seeking and pursuing an associate’s level degree. F-1 students may not choose a certificate or diploma program on the application. Please review this document for a list of eligible majors.
  2. Submit the following required documentation in one email to

Proof of English Proficiency

All International Students must provide proof of English proficiency as part of their application in order to be eligible for a Form I-20.  Please provide documentation of one of the following:

  • Test of English Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • Minimum scores: Internet Based Test 61; Paper Test 500; Computer Test 173
    • Century College school code: 6388
    • Scores valid: two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): IELTS Academic
    • Minimum IELTS score is 5.5
    • Century College school code: 6388
    • Scores valid: two years
  • Duolingo English Test
    • Minimum score: 90
    • Scores valid: two years
  • ACT
    • Minimum score: 21 in Reading or 18 in English
    • Scores valid: five years
    • Minimum score: 480
    • Scores valid: five years
  • U.S. college-level coursework
    • Completion of ENGL 1021 equivalency with a grade of C- or higher or completion of three college-level reading intensive courses with grades of B- or higher.   
    • Submit unofficial transcripts with your application materials  
  • Successful graduation from an English-medium high school or university. An original letter, in English, from the school principal/headmaster/rector on school letterhead is required. The letter must state that English is the medium of instruction and attest to the applicant's English language abilities.
  • Applicants in Minnesota also have the option to meet the English Proficiency requirement through a proctored English proficiency exam at Century College. Please email to explore if you are eligible for this option and to schedule the exam.

Proof of High School Completion

Submit high school or secondary school certificates showing date of completion, with English translation if original document is not in English. If you are applying as an F-1 visa transfer student from a college within the United States, please submit official university/college transcripts for credit evaluation.

Financial Responsibility Form and Supporting Documents

Century College offers a first-rate education with tuition rates among the lowest in Minnesota. International Students pay the same tuition rate as domestic students, making Century College a tremendous value. F-1 students must have the financial resources to live and study in the United States. Financial aid is not available and there are few scholarships and on-campus jobs for International Students. Students must be prepared to have sufficient funds available to pay all necessary expenses for the duration of their studies at Century College.

Submit a signed and notarized Financial Responsibility Form.

  • A notary is someone that is licensed by the State to authenticate documents and witness signatures. You can find a notary at many banks and public libraries. If the person(s) signing the form are not in the United States, they should have their signature witnessed and notarized by someone in a position similar to a notary in their country.

Submit supporting financial documents. All financial documents must be certified originals or certified true copies, and issued within 90 days of the date of submission to Century College. Documents must include the name of the account holder (i.e. student or sponsor), date, bank name, and total balance. Please black out all account numbers when submitting. Financial documents must show "accessible funds" such as a savings or checking account balance. Salary statements, tax documents, investment portfolio, et cetera are not acceptable. If the original documents are not in English, they must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

Additional Required Documents

Transfer Students Please Submit the Following

Students transferring in F-1 status from a school from within the United States must also submit:

Note: If you are an F-1 student at a different college and you are not transferring your SEVIS record to Century College, you will be a visiting student. Visiting students do not need to complete the International Student application process and supplemental documents. Please follow the admissions steps for Visiting Students. The SEVIS school code for Century College is: SPM214F00424000.

All required documentation must be received in the Admissions Office by the deadlines listed above. Students who submit applications or application materials after the deadline will be considered for the following semester.

  1. Notification of admission status
    You will receive an email about your admissions status within two weeks of completing the above steps and submitting all required documents. Accepted students will receive an acceptance letter and information regarding their next steps.

Special Applications, Prerequisites, and High Demand Programs

Century College has several special application programs that international students can apply to. They are:

  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Nursing
  • Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinical Applications
  • Paramedic
  • Paramedic Fire Science
  • Radiologic Technology

If you apply to Century College for one of these programs, you will be admitted into a pre-program (i.e., pre-Nursing, pre-Radiological Technology, etc.). You will be required to take prerequisite classes before you can submit a special application to start classes for these programs. These prerequisite classes will take one or more semesters to complete. After completing the required prerequisite classes and any additional requirements, you can submit a special application to start that program.

Each program has a deadline for when you can submit a special application. You are not guaranteed admission into the program, even if you complete the prerequisite classes and apply. These programs are competitive and admit a limited number of students. If you are not accepted into the program, you may need to change your program of study. It is recommended that you meet with your academic advisor while you are taking your prerequisite classes in order to plan for your special application.

If you have questions about what this means for you and your major, please contact