Prospective international students are required to submit electronic forms and additional documentation as instructed in this section. Please complete the application steps in the order listed.
Complete the electronic South Central College Online Application
- This application must be submitted by all international and domestic students who apply for admission to South Central College (SCC).
- To complete this application, you will be required to either log in with an existing StarID and password or create a new StarID and password.
- It is very important that you remember or securely store your StarID and password, because you will need them not just during the application process but throughout your time as a student at SCC.
Complete the International Student Application
This application asks for more in-depth information that is used in the creation and maintenance of a student’s Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status.”
Step 3 (Only for Transfer Students in the U.S.):
Provide official transcripts for all U.S.-based education institutions you have attended.
- For schools belonging to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, we will be able to access your transcript(s), provided you do not have any unpaid balances with those institutions. We cannot admit you until any unpaid balances have been paid.
- All other schools must send an official transcript directly to SCC. As the process varies from school to school, you must contact your previous school(s) directly to make this request.
Step 4 (Only for Transfer Students in the U.S.):
Ask your current international student advisor to complete the International Transfer Student Advisor Form.
The individual(s) or government financially sponsoring the international student must complete the electronic International Student Financial Form.
- If you have more than one financial sponsor, each sponsor will need to submit a separate copy of this form, indicating how much sponsorship they are willing to provide.
- A separate bank statement for each sponsor is also required.
Use the Document Uploader to upload all of the following (log in with your StarID and password).
- On the login screen, choose “South Central College” from the “Current College” dropdown list.
- Once logged in, choose “International Students” in the "Department" dropdown menu.
- You may upload all documents in one submission, provided the submission size does not exceed 5 MB.
- If your total file size is too big, please upload your documents separately):
1. A notarized bank statement for each financial sponsor that meets the following requirements:
- The bank statement must be in English.
- The bank statement must be dated within the last two months.
- The bank statement must be notarized.
- A notarized bank statement means that a notary (person) has signed and attested that the bank statement is original and appears genuine.
- Any supporting letters from the bank must also be notarized.
- Although we do not require original bank statements be mailed/posted to the school, originals will be required at the time a student interviews with Department of State as part of the visa application process.
- The name of the account holder on the statement must exactly match the name of the sponsor listed on the International Student Financial Form.
- The statement must include a list of transactions and an ending balance.
- The statement must show an ending balance of at least $23,168.00. This represents South Central College’s Estimated Annual Expenses (including tuition and fees, health insurance, living expenses, etc.) for the 2022–2023 academic year.
2. High-quality scans or electronic copies of all high school (secondary school) and/or college transcripts for all education institutions you have attended outside the U.S.
3. High-quality scans or electronic copies of your passport photo page and visa photo page (if you already have one)
4. A completed Immunization Record for Students form.
- If you previously attended a college or university in the state of Minnesota, complete Part 2.
- If you have not attended a college or university in the state of Minnesota, complete Part 3.
5. If you are not from a country with English as an official language and/or as the language of instruction in higher education as indicated on the International Student Application, provide proof of your English language proficiency via one of the following options:
- English proficiency test score
- Evidence of English proficiency attained inside the U.S.
- Students transferring from another U.S. college or university may satisfy the requirement after completion of an English composition course with a grade of C or higher.