international student is a citizen of a country
other than the United States, who is authorized
to remain in the United States for a temporary
period as a non-immigrant student (F-1 visa) and
who intends to return to his/her country.
To apply for
admission to Illinois
Eastern Community Colleges
you must submit the
or statement from the bank
of your sponsor
- Application fee of $50 in the form of a check or money order (USD)
receipt of all completed and signed documents,
IECC will issue an I-20 form. Please take the
I-20 form, current passport, and all of the
above forms to the nearest United States
Consulate to obtain a student visa.
The following estimated expenses are
for one academic year (two
See the application for expense details....
All costs are estimated and
subject to change without notice.
Please be prepared to pay all
tuition and fees on the first day of
classes. Credit cards (Visa and
Mastercard) are accepted.
When you arrive at IECC, you will be tested for
English proficiency. Test results will determine
whether you will be placed in the English
Language Center or in regular academic programs.
Please refer to the English
as a Second
web page for more information.
College course work and advancement toward a
degree is measured in terms of semester hours.
The majority of classes are three to four credit
hours each. International students must enroll
in a full course load (12 semester hours)
in order to maintain and keep current visa
status. This requirement comes from the U.S.
Immigration Office for students on the F-1
IECC requires all international students to
purchase medical/hospitalization insurance
upon arrival, to protect students from
the high cost of health care in the United
States. If you have family coverage and you will
be covered while you are in the United States,
bring a copy of the policy and coverage with