Our students and alumni hail from more than 50 countries, contributing to the impressive diversity that makes Middlesex College a special place.
If you are an international student seeking an F1 student visa, please review the admissions procedures below for international student applications.
Please note: If you are in the U.S. with a visitor’s (B1 or B2) visa and do not plan to return to your home country to obtain the student visa, we recommend you do not submit your application until you have stayed in the U.S. for a minimum of three months.
Applications and all supporting documents must be received by the following dates:
For Fall Semester (which starts in September): April 15 of the same year.
For Spring Semester (which starts in January): September 15 of the preceding year.
Please note: We recommend you complete the application process well in advance of these dates to allow time for processing, which can take six to eight weeks. No application will be processed if postmarked after the deadline.
Documentary evidence of sufficient funds for college and living expenses in the United States is mandatory. All documents, including bank statements, must be original. The sponsor does not have to be a U.S. citizen. You can have more than one sponsor if one sponsor cannot show the total $25,140. Each sponsor must provide the bank statement and employer verification described below. All financial documents must be converted into U.S. dollars. On page 4 of the Affidavit, in item 38, the sponsor must mark “intend.” On page 8, the sponsor must guarantee a minimum $25,140.00 for each year of study.
The affidavit must be sent with:
Original bank statement with the sponsor’s name and address, OR a letter from the bank on bank letterhead, which must show at least the amount the sponsor indicated in the Affidavit of Support.
Proof of sponsor’s income, which can be provided by a letter from the sponsor’s employer, on company letterhead, indicating the sponsor’s salary and number of years of employment. If sponsor is self-employed or owns his/her/their business then a copy of the most recent income tax return can be supplied in place of the employer verification.
If the student will be living with family members or friends, an affidavit must be completed indicating room and board is being provided. This lowers the required sponsorship funding from $25,140 to $15,640 of support for each year of study.
If the student is bringing a dependent with him/her/they, an additional $5,000 in support is required and must be shown in the affidavit.
If the sponsor is retired he/she/they must show proof of income/pension.
If the student is sponsoring him/herself/themself then the funding required is doubled (25,140 x 2 years).
Transcripts must be translated into English. Translations must be official and completed by a certified translation service. If photocopies of transcripts are being submitted, then they must be notarized or attested to. Transcripts should include the name of all subjects studied, grades earned, examinations passed and the dates of diplomas, certificates, and degrees that were earned.
Transcripts must be translated into English. Transcripts must be notarized or attested to. Transcripts should include the names of all subjects studied, grades earned, examinations passed and the dates diplomas, certificates and degrees were earned. If you are seeking advanced standing based on your college courses, you must have an official course by course evaluation completed by an approved evaluation service; and pay for the evaluation yourself.
Applications for evaluation from World Evaluation Service are available by calling (800) 361-3106 or visiting their website wes.org.
You are required to provide proof of immunization. This documentation must be translated into English. If you are unable to get your medical records, you may be immunized when you arrive in the United States.
The College will determine your need for English language courses based on our own English language exam. The exam is offered at no cost to the student. If language study is needed, English as a Second Language (ESL) courses will be required. Once a student is proficient in the English language, he or she can begin a degree program. SAT scores are optional. The college offers a College Placement Test at no cost to the student.
If you are currently a student at another college or a high school in the United States or were previously issued a student visa, you must have your prior school submit an International Student Advisor’s Report to the Admission Office at Middlesex College.
All copies of these items must be received in the Admissions Office before your application will be reviewed.
After Receiving the I-20 Form
If you are admitted to the College, you will be notified in writing and sent a Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant “F-1” Student Status) along with your original financial documentation.
If you are living abroad you must present these papers to the visa officer at the American Embassy when you apply for your student visa.
If you are currently in the U.S., you will need to bring your I-20 form from Middlesex College, your I-20 if you are transferring from another school, and your financial documentation to: Mrs. Rita Burton, Foreign Student Advisor, in Edison Hall, Room 100.
Students who are changing status must bring a check for $300 made payable to the USCIS with the I-20.
Students admitted for the fall semester need to arrive on campus no later than August 10. Students admitted for the spring semester need to arrive on campus no later than January 5. There is no campus housing available.