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International Students

Seeking Admission as an F-1 International Student?

Normandale welcomes students from all over the world!

A collage of diverse Normandale International students.

An international student is defined as a person seeking admission to the college who is not a U.S. citizen or is not a U.S. immigrant. These are students with an F-1 Student Visa.  Study in the States - Offers free government resources that explain the rules and regulations governing the international student process in the U.S.

Out of our more than 14,600 total students, over 100 are international students from 10+ nations. We are the largest community college in Minnesota with a diverse, safe, and respectful campus community.

We welcome you to start your U.S. educational journey with us. Normandale offers a wide range of degree programs and certificates with reasonable tuition costs. We provide transfer options for many colleges and universities nationwide.

Being away from home and studying in a different country can seem daunting. Our small class sizes and award-winning support programs will help make your transition easier. Improve your English writing and reading skills with the help of ESL Tutors. Practice speaking English while participating in student activities.

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The number of international students enrolled in Normandale in 2020.


The percentage of students who are people of color.


Number of nations represented by international students.

Admission Requirements

International students must provide the following materials to apply:

  • Immunization records
  • International application form
  • Official transcripts and exam results
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Proof of financial support

Other materials may be required depending on your specific admissions situation.


All application requirements must be submitted by the appropriate deadline or the student will be considered for the following term.

Students outside of the United States or who are currently in the U.S. but will be returning home:

This includes students who are currently in the U.S. but will be returning home.  

Fall Semester - June 1
Spring Semester - October 1

Students inside of the United States & who will be remaining in the U.S.:

Fall Semester - July 1
Spring Semester - November 1

We review applications for acceptance only after all steps are completed and materials are received. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Antoinette Bowling-Harris

Coordinator of International Student Admissions


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