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International Students

To apply for admission to Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, you must submit the following (the admission application form is accessible through the IECC homepage:

  • a completed admission application;

  • financial statement;

  • letter or statement from the student sponsor’s bank;

  • official academic records (translated into English); and

  • $100 application fee by money order or credit card (USD).


All documents must be sent to the following address:

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges/OCC
International Office
305 North West Street
Olney, IL 62450-1099 USA


The student does NOT need an official TOEFL score to apply, but will be tested for English proficiency upon arrival on campus. Students who do not have a score of 550 PBT or 79 IBT will be required to enroll in the intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program.  A minimum of 500 PBT or 61 IBT will be required to enroll in select academic classes.


Upon acceptance and approval 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.


Health insurance must be purchased upon arrival on campus. All international students on F-1 visas must enroll in and maintain at least twelve (12) credit hours of class in order to stay in current visa status.

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