Welcome to NSCC.

North Shore Community College welcomes international students and is committed to providing an inclusive, proactive, and empowered culture where diversity is a guiding value.  NSCC international students come from a variety of cultural backgrounds.  Located in the North Shore area, just outside of Boston, NSCC offers a wide range of Associate Degree programs, outstanding faculty, individualized attention, and transfer opportunities to continue your learning.

NSCC is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) and is working to determine the best path forward as we continue to assess the impact of this outbreak on our campuses and students.

How to apply and enroll

While North Shore Community College may issue an I-20 if the student applying to the College meets all of the criteria outlined in the application, we do not guarantee entry into the United States.  All final decisions concerning a student's ability to attend on campus courses at North Shore Community College are made by USCIS and may include consideration of any COVID-19 based travel restrictions.

International Student Course Load

All international students must maintain a full-time course load (12 credits or more) each semester and be in good standing with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) while studying in the United States in order to fulfill visa requirements. North Shore Community College does not issue student visas for admittance into the English as a Second Language (ESL) program. 

Required Documents 

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  • Proof of high school completion (copy of diploma or official high school transcript)
  • An official copy of transcripts from all U.S. colleges you attended (if applicable). If you have foreign college credits, you will to submit a professional evaluation of your coursework.  Please contact one of these agencies directly: Evaluation of Foreign Credentials>
  • Proof that you are proficient in English. If English is not your first language, you are required to submit proof of English proficiency.  We accept  the follow minimum TOEFL score report:
    • 500 or higher on the paper-based test
    • 173 on the computer-based test
    • 61 on the iBT
  • Proof that you have sufficient funds to support yourself during your first year of study.
  • Copy of passport ID page
  • If an international transfer student, copy of your prior I-20
  • If you currently hold a different visa status, a copy of the visa page on your passport as well as a copy of your most up to date I-94 

Application Deadlines

For New International Students applying from abroad and change of visa status petitions:

Spring 2021 Semester:

November 27, 2020

Fall 2021 Semester:

July 23, 2021

For International Student related questions, email Gissel Lopez at gilopez@northshore.edu.

For applicants who are attending another institution in the United States wishing to transfer: Current F1 International Students

Spring 2021 Semester:

January 8, 2021

Fall 2021 Semester:

August 27, 2021

For International Student related questions, email Gissel Lopez at gilopez@northshore.edu

Applicants who wish to request a change of visa status to F1 within the US should consult with an immigration attorney regarding eligibility and deadlines.

Estimated Costs Per Academic Year

Estimated Education Expenses: $14,414*

  • Tuition and Fees - $10,824
  • Books/supplies - $1,200
  • Health insurance - $2,390
  • Prices based on 2 semesters with 12 credits per semester

Estimated Living Expenses: $18,200*

  • Housing (NSCC does not provide on campus housing.  International students are responsible for obtaining their own housing arrangements.)
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Personal Expenses

Total Annual Estimated Educational and Living Expenses - $32,614*
* prices subject to change 

Financial Aid: No financial assistance is available from NSCC for international students.  International student applicants are responsible for all costs associated with studying in the U.S.  At no point is an international student on an F1 visa eligible for in-state-tuition.

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Questions? Contact us

Check our Frequently Asked Questions page

Email: info@northshore.edu
Phone: 978-762-4188

 

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