International Students Admissions Information


International Students Cost for Attendance


Admission Requirements

International Admission Application should only be used by applicants who want or have F-1 student visa and other non-immigrant visa holders who need support.  If you do not have or need assistance with a student visa, apply through the domestic admissions application. 


  • International Student Application Required - $35 USD nonrefundable application fee
  • Complete and submit I-20 Application Form
  • Complete the Financial Statement FormBOTH sponsor and student must sign before submission
  • Submit bank statements (must be within six months)
  • High School transcripts showing proof of high school graduation translated in English
  • College transcripts (if applicable)
  • Proof of English Requirements (TOEFL, IELTS, Approved ELS level or College Transcripts)
    • TOEFL Institutional Code for NorthWest Arkansas Community College is: 9754
    • TOEFL Score: Paper based: 500; Computer based: 173; Internet based: 61
    • IELTS-International English Language Testing System: Score required: 5.0


I-20 will be issued only after these requirements are met.

  • Final admission to NWACC
  • Financial support documentation for tuition and living expenses for at least one year (documents must be within 6 months)
  • Verification of identity
    • Copy of the photo page on your passport
    • Copy of your current visa (if already in the US)
    • Copy of your current I-20 (if already an F-1 student)

International Student Orientation

All new international students with an F-1 student visa must attend the International Student Orientation in order to fulfill the visa requirement of reporting to a US educational institution.  International Orientation will be held on the First Friday of the semester (this may be subject to change, more information will be sent to your email).

Application Deadline Guidelines:

Student Type Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Outside USJuly 15December 1March 15
Transfer StudentAugust 15December 15May 1


Send documents to


NorthWest Arkansas Community College
International Programs Office
One College Drive
Bentonville, AR  72712


Email - documents can be scanned and sent via email to