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International Students

All international students considering applying to Quinsigamond Community College must read the application instructions carefully before applying to the College. Download the International Supporting Documents/Documentation (Includes application instructions) for additional assistance with the process. 

All International students must:

  • Submit all documents by the deadline:
    • Fall - June 1
    • Spring - October 1
  • Complete International Student Application.
  • Download the International Supporting Documents/Documentation.
  • Sign and submit the International Student Agreement/Acknowledgement Form.
  • Submit $50.00 (USD) non-refundable application fee. We accept checks, money orders, and money grams by mail and credit card by phone at 508.854.4560.
  • Submit an official secondary/high school diploma or transcript. If documents are not in English, an official translation must be attached.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency if English is not your first language.
  • Certificate of Financial Support or Notarized Letter from your sponsor (no more than two sponsors allowed) stating that the sponsor will be responsible for your educational and living expenses for the duration of your studies at QCC.
  • Official bank statement/letter indicating sufficient resources covering total educational and living expenses for one year. Bank account with a minimum of $35,340.00(USD) in a checking or savings account. Statement/letter must be no older than 6 months prior to the application deadline.
  • Submit Immunization requirement form (included with acceptance letter). This will be submitted after acceptance into Quinsigamond Community college. It must be submitted prior to the beginning of classes.

Proof of English Proficiency

Quinsigamond Community College requires all applicants whose first language is not English to demonstrate English competency as a part of the application process. Students may demonstrate English competency by submitting scores from the TOEFL iBT or IELTS. Test results must be sent directly to Quinsigamond Community College. All English proficiency test scores must be within two years of the application deadline. You must achieve the following scores:

  1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT): 173 on the computer-based test or, 61 on the Internet-based test or, 500 on the paper-based test.
  2. Students who have obtained a score of 5.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test.

  3. US College Level English class: Completed one-semester of a college-level English course at an American College or university achieving a grade of  C or better. Have an official transcript sent to Quinsigamond Community College.
  4. Students who have obtained a score of 100 in the Duolingo English Test.

International Student Acknowledgement

  • International students studying in the United States on visas cannot establish a permanent domicile in the United States no matter how many extensions are granted. International students must pay Out-of-State tuition.
  • To qualify for and maintain a student visa (F-1 status), the students must complete a minimum of 12 credits in Fall and 12 credits in Spring. We recommend that students take 15 credits per semester since taking fewer credits may require them to complete additional semesters to finish the selected program. F-1 students are restricted to one online (3 credits) course per semester; the remainder of classes must be taken in a traditional, on-campus setting.
  • International students may not accept unauthorized employment, or they are subject to deportation.
  •  All students must complete the Immunization Requirement Form, which indicates required vaccinations.
  • International Students cannot apply to Health Care Programs and certificates in their first semester at Quinsigamond Community College due to mandatory program requirements to be in the United States.
  • Students who are accepted are responsible for the full cost of enrolling in courses at Quinsigamond Community College.
  • International students are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid.
  • International Students cannot apply to the English as Second Language (ESL) program.


If you are already in the United States on a Visitor's Visa (B1/B2), you may complete QCC's International Student admission process while in the United States to receive your I-20 then return to your home country to petition for the F-1 visa.

The student will be directly responsible for:

Academic Year (Based on 12 months)
Out-of-State Tuition and fees for one academic year (approx. 30 credits)$13,240*
Estimated Living Expenses for 12 months$15,600*
Other Expenses


Universal Health Insurance (Sep. 1 - Aug. 31)$3,900*

*All rates are subject to change without notice.
*Effective April 1, 2022. 

Please plan for extra finances for some program-specific fees and your living expenses (heating, clothing, food, etc.).

Please be advised that Quinsigamond Community College has no residence halls to house students. As an international student, you will be responsible for making your own arrangements to obtain adequate housing.

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester (September-December)

The deadline is June 1

Spring Semester (January-May)

The deadline is October 1

Transfer Academic Credit From a University abroad

If you want to transfer academic credits from a university abroad, you will need an evaluation agency(WES or CED) to assess your transcript.

If you need any additional information, contact the Admissions Office:

Admissions Office
670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606
Tel: 508.854.4262
Fax: 508.854.7525
Email: international [at]

Any one of our Admissions Staff members will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your application. 

 Complete the international student application

For your application to be considered complete, please submit all Supporting Documents by June 1st for the fall term or October 1st for the spring term. It is preferred that all documents are submitted in PDF format.

International Supporting Documents must be emailed to international [at]

Students who apply after August 17, 2020, must submit the new online International application and International Supporting Documents/Documentation.