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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

All documents submitted must be official, translated into English and certified as to their authenticity and accuracy. The I-20 immigration form will not be issued by Bismarck State College until the Admissions file is complete.

A complete admissions file includes:
  1. BSC Application for Admission.

  2. One-time $35 (US currency) non-refundable application fee.

  3. Official High School (secondary school) transcript.  Must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES).  The evaluation form may be obtained at www.WES.org. The form must be submitted with official transcripts/academic records from all secondary schools attended, along with word-for-word English translations. There will be a cost to the student for the service charged by the World Education Services.  Exemptions to this policy may be granted if you have completed 24 or more semester hours of college level coursework evaluated through WES.

  4. Official College or Post-Secondary transcript(s). Must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES).  The evaluation form may be obtained at  www.WES.org. The form must be submitted with official transcripts/academic records from all post-secondary schools attended, along with word-for-word English translations. There will be a cost to the student for the service charged by the World Education Services. There is no guarantee that the credits will transfer. Official transcripts must be received from ALL institutions previously attended.

  5. COMPASS Assessment (taken on the BSC campus) Exemptions to this policy may be granted if you have both a college level math and English course transferrable through WES.

  6. Documented proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (2 doses of MMR vaccine). Tuberculosis Screening may also be applicable. Click Here to Read Tuberculosis Screening for International Students.

  7. Results of the American College Test (ACT). This is only required for Canadian students under the age of 25.

  8. F-1 immigrant students (whose native language is not English) must submit certification of satisfactory completion (score of 525 or better for paper-based test; score of 195 or better for computer-based test, or score of 70 for internet-based) of the Test of English as a Foreign Language-TOEFL, before they will be considered for admission to BSC. TOEFL results must be recent and verifiable. Information regarding TOEFL can be obtained by contacting: TOEFL Box 899, Princeton, NJ 08541.

  9. Completed Declaration of Finance form. The Declaration of Finance form needs to be filled out by your bank and must be sent directly from the bank to Bismarck State.  The account must show deposits and withdrawals from the last six months.  Documentation must show a source of full financial support for all years of attendance at Bismarck State College. You should be prepared to provide additional certified bank records or other pertinent documentation upon request.

  10. Medical Insurance: All F-1 students who enroll at BSC are required to purchase a medical health insurance policy which remains in effect for the duration of study. The premium for coverage under this plan will be billed directly to the student. The annual fee must be paid in full at the beginning of the first year and prior to each subsequent year of study. The insurance will be coordinated by the International student admissions office. (Students from Canada and Norway are exempt).

  11. Copy of your passport, including passport expiration date and the U.S. entry visa stamp in the passport with expiration date (except Canadians) - after a student arrives on campus.


    Complete Admissions File Deadline for FALL...............................June 1
    Complete Admissions File Deadline for SPRING..........................November 1

    The I-20 immigration form will not be issued by Bismarck State College until your Admissions file is complete.

    International students are also encouraged to apply for BSC's International Student Tuition Waiver.  (All tuition waivers have been awarded for the 2012-2013 school year)

    Submit information to:
    Bismarck State College
    Admissions/Enrollment Services
    P.O. Box 5587
    Bismarck ND 58506-5587

    If you have questions, please contact Admissions & Enrollment Services at (701)224-5429 or 1-800-445-5073, or email: bsc.admissions@bismarckstate.edu.

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