TOEFL / IELTS Information
All International Students are required to submit test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), unless English is their first language. A minimum score of 500 (written test), 173 (computerized test) or a 61(internet test) is required for admission to Middlesex.
Middlesex also accepts the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a required minimum score of 5.0.
In some cases students who are presently in the U.S. can make arrangements to take the Middlesex Placement Test.
To apply for the TOEFL or IELTS test, visit:
Results of the TOEFL or IELTS must be sent to:
MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Enrollment Communications and Support
33 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA 01852-1987
* MCC School Code (ETS number) is 3554
PROCESS FOR OBTAINING AN F-1 VISA:
- An application will be processed only when ALL of the required documentation is received.
- The College will then issue an I-20 Form, along with other acceptance information.
- You will then take the admissions package we send you (which will have the I-20 Form, a copy of your Affidavit of Support, your letter of acceptance from Middlesex and copies of any financial documentation provided) to the U.S. Embassy in your country for processing. You should also bring documentation showing your intent to return to your home country such as: a job offer, home ownership or information regarding family members at home.
- Starting in the fall semester of 2004, the Department of Homeland Security will be assessing a $100 fee to all persons who are initially issued a Form I-20 and are seeking to attend school as an International student under an F-1 visa. This fee is to cover the costs of administering and maintaining the newly implemented Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Payment is made directly to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by downloading and completing form I-901 at http://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/ and submitting it with a check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank. International money orders or bank drafts drawn on a financial institution chartered or operated in the U.S. and payable in U.S. Currency may also be used. Payments can also be made electronically by completing the form (I-901) via the internet at www.FMJfee.com and using a Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card issued in the U.S. or overseas. Regardless of which method you use, payment must be received by DHS no later than a week before the date upon which the alien reports to the consulate to submit the visa application and undergo a visa interview. This will ensure that the check is processed at least three (3) days prior to the interview, as required by the regulations. Students making the payment electronically with a credit card will be able to print out a receipt at the time of the payment and will be able to use that printed fee receipt for immediate verification of payment. DHS will issue an official paper receipt acknowledging every payment, via express delivery service, to the address provided on the Form I-901 regardless of payment method used.
B-1/B-2 VISA HOLDERS
If you are already in the United States on a Visitor's Visa, you may complete the Middlesex International Student admission process while in the United States to receive your I-20 then return to your home country to petition for the F-1 visa.
F-1 VISA STUDENTS TRANSFERRING FROM A U.S. COLLEGE
F-1 transfer applicants must complete the Middlesex International Student Application to obtain an I-20. Applicants must be "in status" with INS and come directly from another college or university with a satisfactory grade point average. Visa holders out of status must apply to INS for reinstatement.
International Student's Course Load:
All international students must maintain a full-time course load (12 credits or more) each semester in order to fulfill visa requirements.
To learn more, contact:
Middlesex Community College
33 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA 01852-1987