International students appreciate the friendly, helpful atmosphere at HCC.
Take advantage of our help by contacting the International student advisor.
- Apply for admission
You will need to submit the Highland Application for Admission/International Students. You may download an International application form on our website. Submit the application to the Office of Admissions and Records by fax 815.-235.6130 or by mail to: Office of Admissions and Records, 2998 West Pearl City Road, Freeport, IL 61032 USA. You may also request an application form by sending an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Submit a TOEFL
You will need to send a current, official TOEFL Examinee’s Score Record showing a “total score” of 500 or higher paper-based or 173 computer-based exams or 61 IBT (Internet-Based Score on a TOEFL exam or equivalent).
- Submit Transcripts
You must submit official, secondary-school transcripts, preferably in English to the Office of Admissions and Records at 2998 West Pearl City Road, Freeport, IL 61032, USA.
- Obtain a Student Visa
Take your passport and a completed 1-20-AB form provided by Highland Community College to the nearest American Consulate to obtain a student Visa. This step will be completed after you have met all of the admissions requirements.
- Apply for Scholarships
Some International students may qualify for a scholarship. You will need to inquire with the International student advisor for more information.
- Work with an advisor
Highland has a designated advisor for International students. We recommend that you stay in touch with the advisor during the admissions process.
- Register for classes
If you are a first-time student at Highland, you’ll need to follow steps 1 to 6 in order to get your personal identification number (PIN) that will allow you to register online. See online registration instructions on our website.