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Admission Process for International Students

International students seeking admission to Kirtland Community College the following information will assist you through the admissions process.

International student applicants are required to produce the following documents (detailed information below):

  • Online application
  • Financial Verification, including an Affidavit of Support
  • Health Insurance & Repatriation Clause
  • Official high school and post secondary (if applicable) transcripts
  • TOEFL scores

Download the International Student Admission Requirements Document

Download the Transfer Report Authorization Form

Admission Deadlines

Strict admissions deadlines are enforced. International students wishing to attend classes at Kirtland during the 2015/2016 academic year will use the following deadlines:

Fall 2015 – July 1, 2015 – If you plan to attend in the fall, required documents and the online application will not be accepted after July 1, 2015.

Winter 2016 – December 1, 2015 – If you plan to attend in the winter, required documents and the online application will not be accepted after December 1, 2015.

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Submit all other completed required documents to:
Renae Klee, P.D.S.O.
Kirtland Community College
10775 N. St. Helen Road
Roscommon MI 48653

Academic Requirements

Submit original or certified true copies of all transcripts secondary (high school) and post-secondary. These credentials must include a list of the subjects which were studied, the minimum passing grade and maximum possible grade in each subject, and the grade which was earned in each subject on each examination. If these credentials are not in English, they must be accompanied by English translations.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in the English language is required. ALL students are required to provide TOEFL scores regardless of native language except for the following countries: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Caribbean countries, Great Britain, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zeeland and any U.S. Territory.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language):
A minimum score of 500 is required for paper-based tests; 173 for computer-based tests, and 61 for Internet-based tests. STEP EIKEN Pre-First Grade will be accepted as equivalent to TOEFL 500. Further information about the TOEFL can be obtained by writing to:

PO Box 6153
Princeton, NJ USA 08541-6153 USA

Health Insurance and Repatriation Clause

Students must secure and provide proof of medical insurance with medical evaluation and repatriation clause. Kirtland does not endorse or recommend any specific company in which to acquire such documentation. If these credentials are not in English, they must be accompanied by English translations.

Financial Verification

Before admission, applicants must arrange to have at least $18,136 in U.S. dollars for each year to cover expenses. The applicant is required to submit an up-to-date financial support statement from a sponsor and a bank, which testifies to the sponsor’s willingness and capability of supporting the student while attending Kirtland Community College. An Affidavit of Support form is recommended.

The costs* for attending Kirtland Community College are divided into the following categories:

$9,938Tuition and fees (30 semester hours)
$8,232Living expenses: ($425 medical insurance, $1,367 for personal and miscellaneous; $1,490 for transportation which does not include purchase of an automobile or automobile insurance; $3,150 for lodging and $1,800 for food)
$1,200Books and supplies
$19,370Total costs* for one school year

Applicants should not plan on employment in the United States or financial assistance from the college for meeting educational expenses. All college tuition and fees are due and payable in full at the time of registration for each semester.

If an applicant has made arrangements to reside with a friend or relative while attending the college, a signed Affidavit of Support from this sponsor must be submitted with the application. If received, financial verification may be reduced to $7,000 for one school year.

*Costs are estimates, and the college is not liable for costs exceeding these estimates.

Upon completion of the steps listed, international student applicants will receive a letter of acceptance and a Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility. The form I-20, a valid passport, and proof of sufficient finances must be presented to the U.S. Consul abroad by the applicant for entry into the United States on an F-1 visa.

Questions can be directed to Renae Klee, P.D.S.O. at 989-275-5000, ext. 291.