We want international students to have a successful academic and personal experience while attending PSC.

Prior to enrolling at PSC, international students must have successfully completed the equivalent of 12 years of schooling, including primary and secondary levels.

You must comply with the following requirements:

  1. Educational Records. You must present official records of all schoolwork completed or attempted. All records must list the subjects taken, grades earned, or examination results in each subject, you must also supply all certificates and diplomas. If these are in a language other than English, they must be accompanied by an official English translation. The credentials must be certified by an official of the school issuing the documents or by a United States consulate official. Uncertified copies are not acceptable.
  2. English Proficiency. Proficiency in English at a college level is demonstrated by a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 61 (internet-based). Or IELTS (English Language Test) score of 6.5. TOEFL or IELTS scores are valid for 2 years. The TOEFL may be waived if the national language of your home country is English. You can contact PSC's International Student Advisors for more information on English proficiency at (708) 709-7809. Contact the nearest American Consulate in your home country for dates when TOEFL will be administered. On arrival at PSC you must complete an English and reading assessment.
  3. Financial Resources. To be considered for admission, you must furnish evidence that adequate provision has been made for all your financial needs while studying in the United States.
  4. Local Sponsor. If you have a local sponsor, you must indicate who it is. The local sponsor must be an American citizen or a permanent resident who will be financially responsible for you while you attend PSC.

Application Deadline. All credentials need to be submitted at least four months prior to the proposed admission date. PSC does not provide housing. You must show that housing arrangements have been made by your local sponsor.

International Transfer Students

International students who are transferring to Prairie State College from another school must complete the required Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) requirements in order to transfer their I-20 and maintain their F1 student visa status.  You may risk your visa status and violate the student visa regulations if you fail to do so.

 You must complete the following if you are transferring to PSC:

  1. Complete the Admissions Application as well as the Application for I-20 and submit it to one of our International Student Advisors.
  2. Complete the Transfer In Authorization Form.
  3. Submit a copy of your most recent I-20 from your previous school.
  4. Submit photocopies of your passport (picture page), F1 visa, and I-94 printout (www.cbp.gov).
  5. Submit official transcripts from the previous school and complete a Transcript Evaluation Request form.