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Admission Process for International Students

International students seeking admission to Kirtland Community College should apply as early as possible before the semester they wish to attend, since time is needed to accurately evaluate academic records and to issue the necessary student visa forms.

The following steps must be completed by all international student applicants:

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Submit all other completed required documents to:
Michelle Devine, 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 certificates and grade reports received upon completion of secondary and post-secondary work. 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. Students whose native language is an English dialect may still be required to provide TOEFL scores. The applicant for admission whose native language is not English must submit proof of the following:

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

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:

$8,772Tuition 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)
$1,132Books and supplies
$18,136Total 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 Michelle Devine, P.D.S.O. at 989-275-5000, ext. 284.