International Students


International students are highly valued by North Central Texas College, and the multicultural influence they bring to the student body promotes a holistic educational experience for all members of the college community. Information provided below is current as of the publication of this catalog. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service and the Department of Education have developed policies and procedures for student and institutional compliance with national security measures originating in the Patriot Act of 2001.

North Central Texas College
Attn: International Admissions
1500 N. Corinth Street
Corinth, TX 76208
940-498-6429
international@nctc.edu

Practical Training

Please see NCTC's international advisor for more details on Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curriculuar Practical Training (CPT). 

Students Applying from Outside the United States

Application for Admission
Submit application online at applytexas.org

Passport
Copy of photo ID page of valid passport.

Proof of Language Proficiency
Evidence of proficiency in the English language is required and can be satisfied by submitting a minimum TOEFL score of 71 (IBT), an academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 or 525 (PBT). NCTC code for score reporting is 6245.

Official Transcripts
Students are required to submit official transcripts from all schools attended. Credentials should be submitted in English and verify high school completion. Foreign transcripts must be accompanied by a general evaluation completed by a current member of NACES. A current membership roster may be found at www.naces.org.

Financial Support Documentation
Submit an original, notarized affidavit with supporting evidence dated within six months of the beginning of the semester for which the student is applying. Financial statements must indicate the sponsor has adequate funds readily available to cover all educational and personal expenses the student will incur throughout the duration of their studies at North Central Texas College. Contact NCTC International Admissions for current financial support requirements.

Health Records
Students under 22 years of age must provide evidence they have received the bacterial meningitis vaccination within the past five years.

Guidelines Agreement
Contact International Admissions at international@nctc.edu.

Dependents
Valid passport photo ID page required for any dependent who will accompany the student.

Proof of Housing
Information regarding on-campus student housing can be found at housing.nctc.edu. If the student plans to reside off campus, they must submit documentation of living arrangements such as a signed lease agreement in their name. If the student plans to reside with a U.S. sponsor, confirmation of room, board, and transportation to and from campus must be included on the affidavit of financial support.

TSI Assessment Exam
Must complete all three components of the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) exam or prove exemption to be eligible for enrollment in any core classes or degree program. A Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) is required before scheduling the TSI exam at NCTC.

Students Transferring from a U.S. Institution

Application for Admission
Submit online application from https://www.applytexas.org

Language Proficiency
If currently enrolled in an ESL program, student must submit TOEFL score of 71 (IBT) or higher or an academic IELTS overall score of 6.0.

Official Transcripts
Students must submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. A minimum cumulative GPA 2.0 is required for admission. Foreign credentials must be accompanied by a general evaluation completed by current member of NACES - www.naces.org.

Travel Documents
Copy of photo page of valid passport, student visa, and all I-20s issued to student.

Transfer Clearance Form
Must be completed by international advisor at current institution and indicate student is in status, has met all financial obligations, and is eligible for transfer. Contact NCTC International Advisor regarding this form at international@nctc.edu.

Financial Support Documentation
Submit an original, notarized affidavit with supporting evidence dated within six months of the beginning of the semester for which the student is applying. Financial statements must indicate the sponsor has adequate funds readily available to cover all educational and personal expenses the student will incur throughout the duration of their studies at North Central Texas College. Contact NCTC International Advisor for current financial information requirements.

Health Records
Students under 22 years of age must provide evidence they have received the bacterial meningitis vaccination within the past five years.

Guidelines Agreement
Contact International Admissions at international@nctc.edu

Proof of Housing
Information regarding on-campus housing can be found at www.housing.nctc.edu. If the student plans to reside off campus, he or she must submit documentation of living arrangements; i.e., a signed lease agreement. if the student will reside with a U.S. sponsor, confirmation of room, board, and transportation to and from campus must be included on the affidavit of financial support.

TSI Assessment Exam
Must complete all three components of the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) exam or prove exemption to be eligible for enrollment in any core classes or degree program. Completion of a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) is required prior to scheduling the TSI exam at NCTC.

Dependents
Copy of photo ID page of passport, visa, and I-20 are required for any F-2 dependent.

Students Applying for Concurrent Enrollment

Application for Admission
Submit online application from https://www.applytexas.org

Official Transcripts
Students must submit official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities attended.

Concurrent Enrollment Approval
Must submit written approval from International Advisor at current institution.

Travel Documents
Copy of photo page of valid passport, student visa, and current I-20.

Health Records
Students under 22 years of age must provide evidence they have received the bacterial meningitis vaccination within the past five years.

TSI Assessment Exam
Must complete all three components of the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) exam or prove exemption to be eligible for enrollment in any core classes or degree program. Completion of a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) is required prior to scheduling the TSI exam at NCTC.

Students applying to transfer from an ESL program or who hold a non-immigrant status other than F-1 are encouraged to contact International Admissions at international@nctc.edu for information pertaining to our admission policies and any additional requirements.

Specific Requirements
For Temporary and Permanent Residents

Temporary and Permanent Residents seeking admission to North Central Texas College must present their Permanent Resident card (green card) at the time of admission. Some visa holders may be eligible to pay resident tuition. Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@nctc.edu for further information.

Student Correspondence Policy
Student Email

Email will be the preferred method for official correspondence with accepted and currently enrolled students, and the College will maintain a reasonable expectation that electronic correspondence will be received and read in a timely manner.

North Central Texas College will use various and appropriate media and delivery methods for communication and corresponding with prospective, accepted and currently enrolled students. These may include, but are not limited to, electronic mail (email), text messages, web site and portal announcements, conventional mail delivery, paper documents and publications, and campus postings.

Text messaging can be used by authorized college officials to relay information about cancellations, admissions and academic requirements or deadlines, registration information, financial aid, and other matters that are time sensitive and necessary for student success.

All accepted and currently enrolled students will be assigned an official NCTC email address by the Information Technology Services Department. This address will be communicated to the student along with their acceptance letter from NCTC. This is the official student email address to which NCTC will send all official email communications.

Social Networking Policy

If a student maintains social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc., the student is responsible for keeping personal sites appropriate.

Students are encouraged to refrain from posting physical threats or derogatory comments about students, coaches, faculty, staff or the NCTC administration. Threats of physical violence are a violation of NCTC board policy FLB-Student Conduct. Violators may be reported to the police. Students found to be in violation of the policy may face disciplinary action.

Technical Support

The research, development and maintenance of technical support will reside with the NCTC Information Technology Services Department. Technical support will be delivered through appropriate and various means as determined by the ITS department.