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International Student Admissions

Thank you for considering Iowa Lakes Community College as your home for the next academic year. To begin the acceptance process you must complete the online application for admissions. In addition to this application, other items are required to complete the application process. Once we receive your application, a member of the International Student Services Team will be in contact with you to let you know about other requirements. You will need to submit these in order to obtain the necessary documents to apply for your student Visa.

If you have any questions, please contact Beto Hernandez at or via phone 712-362-7919.

Steps for Admissions

Note:  All documents must be submitted in English
Prior to admissions issuing an I-20 the following requirements must be met:

 [  ] Application for admission.

 [  ] High school transcripts.

  • Name of student
  • Date of graduation listed
  • Name of school 

 [  ] Financial Certificate; 

  • Signed by sponsor
  • Signed by bank official
  • Stamped by bank

 [  ] Bank Statement

  • Signed by bank official
  • Stamped by bank
  • Funds available cover cost of attendance

 [  ] Valid passport 

 [  ] Official TOEFL Scores (Test of English as a Foreign Language scores). 

  • Test score requirements are as follows:  500 for paper based test; 173 on computer based test; and 61 on internet based TOEFL.
  • Official TOEFL scores may be requested at

 [  ] Student Status Transfer Form

  • Students transferring from another college within the United States will be provided a Student Status Transfer Form to be filled out by their previous college.

[  ] Letter of Intent           

  • Students receiving an athletic scholarship will need to turn in a letter of intent. 

Note: All documents, except TOEFL scores can be sent via e-mail to:

Beto Hernandez at 
Kathy Rezac at 
Or via Fax, addressed to admissions, at: 712-362-8363

TOEFL scores must be mailed from ETS to us at:

Iowa Lakes Community College
Admissions Office
300 South 18th Street
Estherville, IA  51334

Examples of acceptable bank statements:

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Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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