International Student Admissions

ESL ClassroomIndian Hills Community College offers two easy ways to apply— via postal mail or email. For your convenience, our application is offered in three different languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Admission Dates:

  • Fall Term: August
  • Winter Term: November
  • Spring Term: February
  • Summer Term: May

International Student Admissions Application

Complete and submit the appropriate application, below:

Please be sure to include the following items with your application submission:

New International Students

  • International Student Admissions Application
  • Financial document/letter
    This document must be in English and on official bank letterhead showing sufficient funds in US dollars for at least one year of study at Indian Hills Community College. Visit our “Costs, Payments, and Scholarships” page for current estimated costs. Please mail the original document to the address below.
  • Copy of Passport
  • High School Transcript (official document in original language and translated into English)
  • Health Sciences applicants* require further information (see below)
  • Criminal Justice, Digital Forensics, and Aviation Pilot Training applicants** require further information (see below)

International Students Transferring from a U.S. Institution

* Health Sciences Applicants must also submit each of the following:

  • ACT, SAT, or COMPASS Scores (Students must meet the minimum score requirements to be admitted.)
  • GED or accredited evaluation of high school transcript (Note: For a list of approved agencies, see Foreign Transcripts)

** Criminal Justice, Digital Forensics, and Aviation Pilot Training Applicants must also submit each of the following:

  • GED or accredited evaluation of high school transcript (Note: For a list of approved agencies, see Foreign Transcripts)

Note: At the discretion of the Director of International Affairs, students may be required to submit documents to an Education USA Advisor for certification prior to mailing materials to the Indian Hills International Affairs Office, or they may be required to have their high school transcript evaluated by an accredited agency (even if they are not a Health Sciences applicant). A TOEFL score is not required for admission into Indian Hills Community College. Once your application is complete, your file will be reviewed. Careful attention must be given to the completion of all appropriate documents, as incomplete or improperly completed items will result in a delay in processing your application. Official English translations are required for all documents.

International Student

Application Submission

Postal Mail

Mail all application materials to:
Indian Hills Community College
International Affairs Office
603 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501 USA

OR

Email

Email all application materials to:
Note: While the college can tentatively review your admissions status using documents you send via email, in order to finalize your admission, your official/original transcript(s) and financial document(s) must be sent via postal mail to the International Affairs Office at the address listed above.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents:
Please visit the Admissions page for U.S. Citizen and Permanent Resident admission information.

Questions? Email:

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