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To apply for admission as an F-1 international student at Metropolitan Community College, click the Application Directions & Supplemental Items link and follow the directions. Late and incomplete applications may be denied. Please note that all F-1 students are required to have insurance through the provider that MCC selects.

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  Application Due Dates
Quarters Change of Status Prospective F-1s
Outside the US
Transfer F-1s

Spring orientation is
March 6, 2024

Classes begin
March 7, 2024

Discuss with ISS Due Date Passed
Jan. 2, 2024
Due Date Passed
Feb. 1, 2024

Summer orientation is
June 4, 2024

Classes begin
June 5, 2024

Discuss with ISS Apr. 1, 2024 May 1, 2024

Additional information:

MCC utilizes the recommendations of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) in identifying countries recognized as utilizing English predominately for industry, government and education.

MCC uses remote internal course placement, rather than the TOEFL. Most applicants do not need to submit a TOEFL. If you do not have reliable internet and need to take the TOEFL, please note that these countries that are exempt from submitting a TOEFL score:

  • Australia
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Common Wealth Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Republic of Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom

For additional resources, visit the Dept. of Homeland Security's Study in the States website and social media:

Steps from Admission to Attending Classes at MCC

There are four kinds of applicants. Please find the kind of applicant you are and follow the steps as listed below.

1) Prospective student applying from out of the U.S. who does not have F-1 status:

  • Gather information about MCC.
  • Apply for a passport.
  • Apply for admission by uploading all supplemental items in the online application.
  • ​Take the Accuplacer placement test remotely through MCC's Testing Center. A TOEFL score is not needed, unless you do not have reliable internet connection at your home.
  • Wait for ISS to review the application and get notice of acceptance or denial. If accepted, an I-20 and acceptance letter will be provided.
  • Pay the SEVIS fee and print a I-901 receipt for payment.
  • Make an appointment with a U.S. embassy or consulate to apply for an F-1 visa, unless you are from Canada.
  • Apply for the visa and go to the interview.
  • If an F-1 visa is granted, make travel arrangements to arrive at MCC as close to 30 days before the program start date listed on the I-20.
  • Email iss@mccneb.edu to inform ISS that you have arrived in Omaha. ISS will email two documents for electronic check in. Provide your passport, F-1 visa, I-20 and I-94 form.
  • Pay the insurance premium.
  • ISS will connect you with your assigned Success Navigator or Academic Advisor for educational planning and class registration for your academic program.
  • Attend the Orientation for F-1 International Students and New Student Orientation.
  • Attend classes.

2) Transfer (non-high school or ESL/IEP) F-1 student applying from within the U.S.:

  • Gather information about MCC.
  • Apply for admission by uploading all supplemental items in the online application.
  • Take any assessments that may be necessary for course placement. If you are outside the Omaha area, please contact ISS to see if you can take the assessments remotely. A TOEFL score is not needed.
  • Wait for ISS to review the application and get notice of acceptance or denial.
  • Make travel arrangements to arrive at MCC as soon as possible.
  • Email iss@mccneb.edu to inform ISS that you have arrived in Omaha. ISS will email two documents for electronic check in. 
  • Pay the insurance premium.
  • ISS will connect you with your assigned Success Navigator or Academic Advisor for educational planning and class registration for your academic program.
  • Attend the Orientation for F-1 International Students and New Student Orientation.
  • Attend classes.

3) Transfer high school or ESL/IEP F-1 student applying from within the U.S.:

  • Gather information about MCC.
  • Apply for admission by uploading all supplemental items in the online application.
  • Take any assessments that may be necessary for course placement. If you are outside the Omaha area, please contact ISS to see if you can take the assessments remotely.
  • Wait for ISS to review the application and get notice of acceptance or denial.
  • Make travel arrangements to arrive at MCC as soon as possible.
  • Email iss@mccneb.edu to inform ISS that you have arrived in Omaha. ISS will email two documents for electronic check in. 
  • Pay the insurance premium.
  • ISS will connect you with your assigned Success Navigator or Academic Advisor for educational planning and class registration for your academic program.
  • Attend the Orientation for F-1 International Students and New Student Orientation.
  • Attend classes.

4) Prospective student applying from within the U.S. who has a status other than an F-1 and wants to apply for a change of status to F-1:

  • Gather information about MCC.
  • Apply for admission by uploading all supplemental items in the online application.
  • Take any assessments that may be necessary for course placement. If you are outside the Omaha area, please contact ISS to see if you can take the assessments remotely.
  • Wait for the ISS to review the application and get notice of acceptance or denial.
  • If accepted, ISS will provide you with an I-20 and acceptance letter.
  • We recommend that you consult an immigration lawyer to submit your application for a change of status to USCIS. ISS will not send the application for you.
  • Wait for USCIS to grant or deny the change of status.
  • If F-1 status is granted, email your approval notice to iss@mccneb.edu
  • Email iss@mccneb.edu to inform ISS that you have arrived in Omaha. ISS will email two documents for electronic check in. 
  • Pay the insurance premium.
  • ISS will connect you with your assigned Success Navigator or Academic Advisor for educational planning and class registration for your academic program.
  • Attend the Orientation for F-1 International Students and New Student Orientation.
  • Attend classes.