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.

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 I-20 eligible major. Not all majors at Century College are open to International Students in F-1 status seeking a Form I-20. Please review this document for a list of eligible majors and select one of these options when completing the online application.
  2. Submit the following required documentation in one email to

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
  • 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

Nursing AS and Transfer Options

Due to the requirement for F-1 international students to be taking the majority of their courses on-campus, students should be aware that for Nursing AS graduates there are limited transfer options to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the St. Paul/Minneapolis metropolitan area of Minnesota. Students who wish to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing will likely need to move outside of the St. Paul/Minneapolis metropolitan area after they graduate from Century College.

As noted above, the Nursing program is a special application program. Please review the Nursing program page for more information regarding prerequisites and the special application process.