International Student Application

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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 2023 August 21, 2023 May 1, 2023 July 1, 2023
Spring Semester 2024 January 8, 2024 October 1, 2023 December 1, 2023
Fall Semester 2024 August 26, 2024 May 1, 2024 July 1, 2024

International Student Applicants

Please select which type of application you are to review your steps to apply.

F-1 Status Transfer Student 

I-20 Eligible Programs

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has approved Century College to issue Forms I-20 for specific programs (majors). Not all programs at Century College are open to International Students in F-1 status seeking a Form I-20. Students applying to study at Century College in F-1 status must choose a primary program from this list of programs (majors).

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.