International Students

Admission Requirements

1. Completed Pine Technical College Application.
-- Include permanent home address and country of birth and country of citizenship.
-- Include the names and relationship to you of any dependents who may be traveling with you.

2. Non-refundable $20 (U.S. currency) application fee must accompanying application form.

3. Official transcripts verifying equivalency to a United States high school transcript.

4. Additional post-secondary transcripts if intending to transfer credits (subject to U.S. equivalencies).

5. Immunization records and/or evidence of recent physical examination (notarized).

6. Review the International Student Application Requirements.

Proof of English Proficiency

Acceptable documentation of English proficiency includes:

-- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 500 or more (paper/pencil) or a score of 173 or more (computer)
-- Michigan Test score of 75 or more
-- Proficiency through the completion of an ESL program from a regionally accredited college or university

Documentation of Financial Support

International applicants must submit documentation of access to at least $19,000 in U.S. currency for each year of attendance, excluding summer sessions. This will require:

-- notarized bank statement sent directly from the bank
-- if the account is in a foreign bank, the account must be in the student's or parent's name
-- if the account is in the name other than the student or parent, a notarized letter from the person must accompany the bank
statement, verifying that the money is for the student and they will guarantee payment in full prior to the beginning of the first
term

Health Insurance

International students are mandated to purchase a health insurance policy through the college. Cost is approximately $919 per year. Pine Technical College partners with UnitedHealthcare to provide student health insurance plans. UnitedHealthcare has designed a one-year, non-renewable blanket accident and sickness policy designed especially to service many Minnesota community and technical colleges. For more information and to get an application packet, stop in Student Affairs.

Upon Arrival in the United States

The following will be required before you are allowed to enroll in the College:

-- Date I-20 requested
-- Visa ID: type and type of entry
-- Passport ID: issue date, effective dates and issuing country
-- Temporary address in the U.S.
-- I-94
-- Port of entry in the U.S.
-- Payment of first term tuition/fees