International Students

As you can see in the video, our international students and staff have great stories about their time at Ellsworth Community College. They feel welcomed, supported, involved, and successful here … many chose Ellsworth because they received encouragement from friends and family members who came to ECC before them. We welcome the cultural and educational contributions that are possible through the enrollment of international students. Our commitment to international students includes a support system of advisors and staff who will work closely with you to ensure your academic and personal progress. Our International Student Club is also part of the support system, providing a way for students to get to know each other and learn about different cultures. Every Ellsworth student is encouraged to be a member of the club.

Follow these easy steps to enroll:

1. APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Fill out the international online Application for Admission Form*International Application Fee: $110 (covers postage, travel, housing)

2. SEVIS FEE
There is a mandatory SEVIS fee for all international applicants: SEVIS Fee Options & Procedures.

3. HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS
Completion of high school or equivalent is required. Enclose the original or certified copy of transcripts from your previous high school as well as any colleges you’ve attended.

4. IF TRANSFERRING FROM ANOTHER U.S. COLLEGE
If you are transferring from another institution in the United States you must print, fill out, and submit the ECC International School Transfer Form.

5. FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Financial Statement Form (EN ESPANOL) verifying ability to meet ALL educational and living expenses that you will incur while attending ECC.

Also enclose a statement from your bank, on official bank stationery, stating that you have at least $13,824 (U.S. funds) in your accounts to pay for one year of college.

6. HEALTH INSURANCE
It is strongly recommended that you purchase a student health insurance plan for medical expenses you might have while studying in the U.S.; doctor visits and prescriptions are expensive. If you already have insurance that will cover you while in the U.S., you may use that.

7. HEALTH CERTIFICATE
Enclose a health certificate stating that you have no communicable diseases. Also provide proof of vaccinations for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) from a doctor.

8. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY
TOEFL or a similar English proficiency test is required for admission to ECC; send your proof of English proficiency to the ECC Admissions Office. The list below provides information about other English proficiency evidence accepted by ECC for admission purposes. If your English proficiency exam is not on the list below, contact the ECC Admissions Office before submitting those results.

9. HOUSING PLANS
If you are planning on living on-campus, you will want to submit the application for student housing. If you will not be living in student housing, you must submit a letter from a sponsor/host family indicating what they will provide to you for living arrangements OR a letter from you indicating you will be renting an apartment or staying with a friend/family member off campus. Medical Assisting, and Nursing programs have additional admission requirements.

If you decide to attend Ellsworth, the entire faculty and community will devote considerable effort toward making your stay here an interesting and rewarding experience. If you have questions concerning the admission requirements or forms, call or email  at Roger Lugo or Tina Ruch-Wesselmann; their contact information is at the right side of this page.

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