International Students

Are you looking for an American college located in a safe environment that offers a real hands-on education at a low cost? Let Northern Maine Community College satisfy your needs!  NMCC is located in the heart of Aroostook County in Presque Isle, Maine, the County’s largest city.

Application Requirements

A. Documents

    1. NMCC Application
    2. Official High School Transcript – translated into English equivalency if not in English
    3. Official College Transcript (if prior college credit) – translated into English equivalency if not in English
    4. Statement of Financial Support
    5. Official TOEFL Scores (Paper or Internet-Based)
    6. Placement testing
    7. Application fee – US $20.00/paper, US $15.00 online

B. I-20

To be issued an I-20 from Northern Maine Community College, international applicants must be accepted to the college as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) and have made a US $100.00 deposit within thirty days from the date of acceptance. If you plan to live on campus, an additional US $100.00 deposit is required to reserve space in the residential complex.

TOEFL Information

Northern Maine Community College TOEFL

Designated Institution (DI) Code: 3631

Test Reading Listening Writing Speaking Total
TOEFL Internet-Based Test 20 17 24 23 85


Visa Information
Student visas are issued to persons who wish to enter the United States for a defined period to enroll in a specified program of study at a specific educational institution as a full-time student.

F-1 (Student Visa) is issued to those who study at English language schools, colleges or universities as full-time students. F-1 students may stay in the United States for the full length of their academic program plus 60 days.

M-1 (Vocational Student Visa) is issued to those who study at non-academic vocational schools or vocational programs of 2-year colleges. Recipients of an M-1 visa may not change fields of study. Switching from an M-1 visa to a F-1 visa is not permitted.

A student who will be accompanied by his/her dependents (spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old) can apply for their F-2/M-2 visa at the time she/he submits his or her own visa application.

Students apply for a visa to either the U.S. Embassy or the U.S. Consulate General depending on their registered residence.

The following documents are required for applying for a visa:

  1. A valid passport
  2. A 1-1/2 inch square photograph (37 mm x 37 mm) showing full face against a light background
  3. Official evidence of admission to an educational institution in the U.S. (i.e., I-20 A-B for F-1 visa or I-20 M-N for M-1 visa)
  4. Evidence of financial support (in English)
  5. A visa application form (OF-156)
  6. The visa processing fee

It is the policy of the college not to discriminate on the basis of sex, creed, color, race, age, national origin, marital status or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment practices.

For additional information, please contact us:

Admissions Office
Northern Maine Community College
33 Edgemont Drive
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Phone: 207-768-2785, chat
Fax: 207-768-2848

7:30am – 4:30pm Monday-Friday or by appointment