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International Admissions:

In addition to meeting general admission requirements, international students must submit the following information to Student Services:

  • Proof of English language proficiency, demonstrated by meeting one of the following:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) PBT (Paper-based test) score of 500 or iBT (internet-based test) score of 61
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5
    • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) score of 73
    • PTE-A (Pearson Test of English Academic) score of 50

    Students from English-speaking countries are not required to submit English proficiency scores

  • Completed International Student Financial Statement, showing evidence that $18,190 (in equivalent US dollars) is available for each year in attendance at Miles Community College, exclusive of travel costs.
  • Evidence of medical insurance coverage that is honored in the United States.
  • Completed MCC I-20 Request Form

All documents for general admission and the international admission items listed above must be completely translated into English before being submitted directly to the Miles Community College Admissions Office.

When students meet the above criteria, Student Services will evaluate applications and assist international students with the required documents (I-20) and visa. International students must pay a federal processing fee (SEVIS I-901 fee) upon receipt of the I-20 in order to be eligible for a visa. Please visit for more information.

International students must have all information completed by July 15 to enter fall semester, November 10 for spring semester, or April 1 for summer semester. However, international applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to allow adequate time for mailing delays, obtaining a visa, and making travel arrangements. Exceptions to the above deadlines will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.