North Idaho College welcomes the enrollment of international students
and encourages them to participate in the educational, social, and cultural activities of our
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Admissions Requirements and Information
Now accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2017!
International students must meet the same admissions requirements as domestic students.
Students must have graduated from a secondary school and have the minimum English
abilities to succeed in college. International students who are transferring from a US
college or university must have a minimum 2.00 grade point average. All application
materials from students who are located abroad should be sent to the Admissions Office
at least six (6) months before registration in order to allow time for evaluation and
notice of acceptance. International students who are applying from within the United
States need to submit all materials no less than one month prior to registration.
Submit the following for admission:
- International Student Application
- Application for Admission
- Copy of passport
International students must have sufficient financial resources to fully meet all institutional and personal expenses while studying in the United States. (Financial Declaration may be also be downloaded from the Admissions Application)
North Idaho College will not bear responsibility for an international student’s finances!
Certificate of Health - Immunization record
(Certificate of Health may be also be downloaded from the Admissions Application)
Official English proficiency scores: Minimum scores for the TOEFL are 500
(paper-based) and 173 (computer-based), 61 (internet-based). TOEFL information can be
obtained online at www.toefl.org. Minimum scores for the
IELTS is 5.0 overall score. IELTS information can be obtained online at
Official high school transcript:
Also known as secondary school transcript and/or confirmation of graduation. * Must be translated to English
Official college transcripts: from all colleges attended. An original, certified English
translation must accompany those documents which are not in English.*
SAT scores: These must be submitted to obtain admission to North Idaho College. If you
are in the U.S. and can provide COMPASS scores, or if you have attended college in the U.S. we may
waive the SAT score requirement. To search for a location, date and time to take your test, please visit
Health Insurance: International students are required to purchase personal
health insurance. Proof of insurance will be required once you arrive at North Idaho College.
* Official transcripts are original copies provided in a sealed envelope directly from the
issuing school to the North Idaho College Admissions Office.
Send all forms to:
or mail to:
Office of Admissions
North Idaho College
1000 West Garden Avenue
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 USA
NIC will issue an I-20 to accepted students who provide the appropriate admissions and financial documentation.
North Idaho College recognizes that there is a natural source of concern for safety on
campus and in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Act the college publishes an
annual security and fire safety report
that contains information regarding North Idaho College’s safety policies, crime and
fire statistics, and campus resources. A paper copy of the report may be obtained by
contacting the Campus Security at (208) 769-3310.