Information about Applying

Indian 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.

To apply or just get more information, please click the "Apply Now" button below.

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Start of Term Dates:

  • Fall Term: August
  • Winter Term: November
  • Spring Term: February
  • Summer Term: May (limited programs)
    For specific term dates and holidays, please click on the appropriate academic calendars.

Academic Calendars:

International Student Admissions Application

Complete and submit the appropriate application, below:

 

Please be sure to submit the following documents after submitting your application for admission:

New International Students:

  • International Student Admissions Application
  • Financial document/letter
    This document must be in English and on official bank letterhead showing sufficient funds for at least one year of study at Indian Hills Community College. Visit our “Costs and Paymentspage for current estimated costs. Please mail the original document to the address below. This document must be dated within 60 days of submission. If using a sponsor other than parents, please include a notarized, signed, sponsorship letter from the individual sponsoring you.

  • Copy of Passport
  • High School Transcript (official document in original language and translated into English). See **Note below for possible additional evaluation requirements.
  • English Proficiency Test Scores are not required but are highly recommended. We recommend students send placement test scores such as: TOEFL, IELTS, Eiken, Sakai, GTEC-CBT, or Duolingo English Proficiency Test. Click the logo below to use Duolingo English Test.

    Duolingo English Test Logo
  • Health Sciences applicants* require further information (see below)

 

Official English translations are required for all documents.

 

International Students Transferring from a U.S. Institution:

  • International Student Admissions Application
  • Financial document/letter
    This document must be in English and on official bank letterhead showing sufficient funds for at least one year of study at Indian Hills Community College. Visit our “Costs and Payments” page for current estimated costs. Please mail the original document to the address below. This document must be dated within 60 days of submission. If using a sponsor other than parents, please include a notarized, signed, sponsorship letter from the individual sponsoring you.

  • Copy of Passport
  • High School Transcript (official document in original language and translated into English). See **Note below for possible additional evaluation requirements.
  • International Student Transfer–In Form
  • Official transcript from the institution you are currently attending
  • Copies of current Visa, I–20, and I–94
  • Health Sciences applicants* require further information (see below)

 

Official English translations are required for all documents.

 

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

  • ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER Scores (Students must meet the minimum score requirements to be admitted.)
  • High School Equivalency Diploma or accredited evaluation of high school transcript (Note: For a list of approved agencies, see Foreign Transcripts)
  • Dental Hygiene applicants: you must also submit your DANB certification
  • Nursing applicants:
    • You will need to submit two admissions application forms – 1) an application for the Nursing program for your intended start term (Winter term or Summer term), and 2) an application for the Arts & Sciences program for a start term that is two terms prior to your intended Nursing start term (in order for you to complete general education courses while also completing the required CNA exam for the State of Iowa – see CNA information below).
    • You must also complete CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) training and successfully pass the written and skills examination for the State of Iowa.  Students will need to submit their Iowa Direct Care Registry CNA card.
    • You must also pass the TEAS exam. Information can be found on our Testing Center webpage.

    **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.

    Application Submission


    Postal Mail
    Mail all application materials to:

    Indian Hills Community College
    International Affairs Office
    Trustee Hall
    525 Grandview Avenue
    Ottumwa, IA 52501 USA
    or
    Email

    Email all application materials to: internationals@indianhills.edu

    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. 

    Questions? Email: internationals@indianhills.edu