International Students

International Students

International Student Admission

To apply for admission into one of Mid-State’s programs, either as a new or transfer international (F-1 Visa) student the following must be completed by October 1 if seeking enrollment for the Spring semester and by May 1 if seeking enrollment for the fall semester.

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Submit a completed Mid-State application and $30 non-refundable application fee.
  2. An official copy of the student’s secondary and post-secondary school transcripts in a certified English translation evaluated in accordance with U.S. standards and paid at the student’s expense. Two companies that do this work are the Center for Educational Documentation in Boston, Massachusetts or World Education Services.
  3. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score if the student’s native language is not English.
    Mid-State TOEFL Requirements:
    • Minimum of 500 for the paper-based TOEFL
    • Minimum of 173 for the computer-based TOEFL
    • Minimum total composite score of 61 for the internet-based TOEFL
  4. Accuplacer or ACT scores for course placement purposes.
  5. An Affidavit of Financial Support from the person responsible for all the student’s finances while attending Mid-State. The statement should include evidence showing the ability to pay for the following expenses:
    • Health, accident, and repatriation insurance
    • All out of state tuition, fees and supplies required
    • Miscellaneous costs (books, room, board, personal and transportation)
  6. A completed Training Agreement between Mid-State and the student.  

Once the steps above are completed, Mid-State will issue the student a Form I-20. At that point the student will need to pay the SEVIS fee at and take their documentation to the appropriate issuing agency to obtain an F-1 visa.

Transfer students only:

  • Transfer students must be attending another U.S. approved school and be studying under an I-20 in order to be considered for admissions purposes.
  • Decide upon a date by which you wish to be released for transfer from your present institution.
  • The transferring school will enter a release date in SEVIS. After that date the student must contact Mid-State for a new I-20 form.
  • Following receipt of the new I-20 form the student has fifteen days to enroll in classes at Mid-State.
  • Failure to do so will be reported within SEVIS.


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Frequently Asked Admissions Questions


Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at Mid-State?

No, but you must complete an Application.

I applied to Mid-State in the past. Do I need to repay my application fee?

The $30 application fee is a one-time fee, unless you have been away for 3 consecutive semesters.

How does Mid-State tuition compare to tuition for a four-year public university?

On average, an Mid-State education costs 45% less than two years at a public university.

What are official transcripts?

Official transcripts are transcripts with the school's seal sent directly from the school you attended previously.

Will a Certificate of GED® or HSED be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma?

Yes. If you received a GED® or HSED in Wisconsin, contact the WI Department of Public Instruction to request a transcript.

Mid-State needs a copy of my transcripts. Can I send a copy of the one I have?

No. Mid-State requires all transcripts to be official.

Do I need to provide high school or college transcripts?

Yes, but only if your program requires transcripts.

Do I need to take an entrance assessment to be admitted to Mid-State & my program?

Mid-State requires most new students to complete the Accuplacer prior to acceptance into a program.

How do I know if I’ve been admitted to a program?

Once you have completed all admissions requirements, you will receive a letter indicating you have been accepted.

Is there an Application for Admission deadline?

Mid-State continuously accepts applications for admission.

Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?

No. There is no fee to take the Accuplacer.

When can I take the Accuplacer?

The Accuplacer is offered on a daily basis