International Student Admissions

If you are not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee, or political asylee please follow these steps to apply:

Determine if Alexandria Technical & Community College offers a college experience in which you are interested. We offer mainly Associate degrees that typically take fulltime students two years to complete. ATCC does not offer Bachelor's degrees or Master's degrees.

ATCC's programs

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: May 1
  • Spring semester: October 1

Admissions Procedure

  • Apply
  • Pay the non-refundable U.S. $20.00 application fee at the time of application.
  • Applicants already in the United States also need to provide:
    • Photocopy of current visa
    • Photocopy of passport
    • Photocopy of both sides of I-94

Academic Requirement

  • The minimum requirement is graduation from a secondary school or equivalent.
  • Official copies of all U.S. educational transcripts and records.
  • International students are required to have completed secondary education. Official academic records (transcripts) from any non-U.S. secondary school, college, or university must be evaluated by an approved evaluation service before being submitted to ATCC. Submit academic records to this approved evaluator
  • All incoming students are required to take the Accuplacer test, which is a course placement assessment. The test will be taken upon arrival to the college and must be completed before a student may register for courses.

English Requirement

  • If education is outside of US education system, you must be able to demonstrate English proficiency within the last 2 years. Copies are not accepted. One of the following may be provided:
    • External Website: TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language score. A minimum score of 500 on the written exam or 61 on the iBT exam is required. This requirement may be waived under specific circumstances (e.g. successful completion of a college level English Composition course at an accredited U.S. college).
    • External Website: IELTS - International English Assessment Battery. A minimum score of 5.5 is required.

Certification of Finances

  • A completed External Website: Department of Homeland Security form must be completed and demonstrate you have adequate funding for all of the expenses that will be incurred in your proposed program of study. This form must be in English and include the required signatures and supporting bank statements, affidavits of support or official letters.
  • The total of sufficient funds must be at least $20,000 for the first year and $22,000 for the second year.
    Estimated expenses for first year:
    Room and Board$5,500
    Health Insurance$1,600
    Estimated Total:$20,000

Health Insurance Requirement

  • All international students are required to provide proof of a MN State approved health insurance plan that covers for accident and illness. ATCC is not responsible for any bills due to illness or injury.

Immunization Requirements

  • Complete and return the ATCC Immunization Form. Minnesota law requires that all students born after 1956 and enrolled in a post-secondary school must be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps and rubella.

Payment of SEVIS (I-901) Fee

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires the collection of a fee to be paid by aliens seeking status as F-1, F-3, M-1 or M-3 nonimmigrant students. The fee regulations will give students several options to pay by mail or credit card via the internet. For more information visit External Website: Department of Homeland Security - Form I-901.

Please contact our International Student Advisor at Email International Student Advisor if you need further assistance.