International Student Admissions

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Admissions Process

PLEASE NOTE: International Student Admission does not admit F-1 visa summer semester start or transfer, due to to F-1 via full-time status requirement.

The admissions process involves the following steps:

  1. Complete the International Student Admission Application.
  2. Pay non-refundable application Fee of $20 U.S. dollars.
  3. Submit official high or secondary school transcript/certificate showing completion, with English translation.
  4. Submit proof of English proficiency. TOEFL scores must be sent directly from the testing center. Century College’s school code is 6388, and minimum TOEFL scores are:
    • Internet Based Test — 61;
    • Paper Test — 500;
    • Computer Test — 173.

    If applying from inside the U.S., applicants may complete Century College’s Accuplacer-ESL.

  5. Sign International Student Agreement Form.
  6. Sign Financial Statement Form. If sponsor is supporting, form must include student signature and financial sponsor signature.
  7. Submit supporting bank and/or other financial documents showing ability to pay for the cost of attendance and living expenses.
    • Financial documents must include name of account holder (i.e. student or sponsor), date, bank name, and total balance. Please black out account number when submitting.
    • Financial documents must show "accessible funds", i.e. savings or checking balance. Salary statement, tax documents, investment portfolio, etc., ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
    • Documents cannot be older than 90 days.
  8. If transferring credits from non-US college, submit official university/college transcripts directly to World Education Services for transfer credit/degree evaluation, with Century College designated to receive evaluation results.

Health Insurance

International students with an F-1 visa status must purchase or have health insurance while enrolled at Century College. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system offers a health insurance plan for F-1 visa students. Students may purchase the health insurance plan at Century College upon arrival.

Financial Aid

International students are not eligible for federal student financial aid; however, students may apply for campus-based scholarships if they meet eligibility criteria for an individual scholarship(s).

Acceptance Process

Students outside of the US will receive an acceptance letter and official signed I-20 form via airmail to their home address for the visa application. Students must also register the I-20 form SEVIS ID number online and pay the SEVIS fee in the amount of $200.00 USD. Students must schedule a visa interview at a US Embassy or Consulate upon SEVIS ID online registration fee payment.

Transfer students will receive an acceptance letter to request a SEVIS record transfer to Century College with their current school. Transfer students will receive a new issue I-20 form upon successful SEVIS record transfer to Century College.


If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Kong Her at 651.773.1793 or email

Mailing address

Mail documents to:
Century College International Admissions
Room W1220
3300 Century Avenue North
White Bear Lake, MN 55110


Assessment tests are required of all new students, and are used to place students in the appropriate courses in math, reading and English.

Assessment tests are scheduled regularly throughout the year.

New Student Orientation

Accepted students will receive notification of New Student Orientation via email. Students must select and register for an orientation to complete course registration.

Please Note: Before attending new student orientation, students will need to complete assessment testing. Bring assessment results to your orientation session.

In addition to the general new student orientation session, all F-1 international students will be required to attend a mandatory international student orientation. This meeting is normally held about a few days before classes start. A separate invitation letter will be mailed to you.