International Admissions

If you are an international student interested in entering one of the technical or associate degree programs at Moraine Park Technical College, please be advised of the following admission requirements: 

  • Complete an application.  (After completing the electronic application, make sure you save electronically before printing, signing and sending in your $30 application fee.)
  • Please check the application deadline and program availability list. 

Or request an application at:

Moraine Park Technical College
Attn: Application Request
PO Box 1940
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54936-1940

  • Submit a $30 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Submit an official high school and college (if applicable) transcript. (Documents must be translated into English).
  • Demonstrate proof of proficiency in the English language equal to a minimum TOEFL score of 500. Testing is not available at Moraine Park. Information about testing is available on the Educational Testing Services web site: www.toefl.org
  • Provide letter(s) from sources of financial support indicating availability of funds to cover annual cost of tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and miscellaneous expenses (approximately $15,000 per year) while studying at Moraine Park.
  • Current tuition is $156.70 per credit hour starting Fall 2010. (Average tuition payment for 12 credit hours is $1,880.40).
  • Provide proof of housing arrangements. Moraine Park does not have on-campus housing or does not provide assistance on locating local housing. This is the student's responsibility.
  • Submit evidence of medical insurance while residing in the United States.
  • Additional admission steps may be required for some programs. Information will be provided to applicants via email/phone/US Postal Service after application is processed.

After meeting these requirements, an Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Form I-20 will be completed by Moraine Park’s designated school official and sent to the prospective student. This form must be submitted to the immigration authorities of the student's home country and will be used to issue an F-1 or M-1 student visa.

As of October 27, 2008 the INS will assess a $200 user fee for all F-1 and M-1 visa status candidates. This fee is payable to the INS and covers the costs of processing immigration paperwork using the Student Exchange and Visitors Information System (SEVIS).
Upon receipt of INS Form I-20, students should complete and submit the Fee Remittance Form I-901 along with the I-901 $200 fee directly to SEVIS authorities. This transaction can be completed online at: http://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/index.htm

Or request an I-901 form from Moraine Park Admissions personnel during the application process.

After payment of the I-901 user fee, the I-20 form is submitted to the immigration authorities of the student’s home country and will be used to issue an F-1 student visa.

To be considered an F-1 status, students must:

  • Have a valid passport.
  • Attend the school that is stated on the I-20 form.
  • Carry a full course of study (at least 12 credits for undergraduate work) and make reasonable progress towards a degree.
  • Report any changes in status immediately to INS and school personnel. (Including any leave of absence for school breaks, vacations, etc.)

An F-1 visa is for students pursuing academic studies and/or language training programs. An M-1 visa is for students wishing to pursue nonacademic or vocational training.

  • Students are not eligible for financial assistance or work-study opportunities while pursuing their education at Moraine Park.
  • Graduate studies and four-year degree programs are not offered as part of the Moraine Park curriculum.

 Prior Planning Is Vital 

  • The normal cycle to process these documents and records is four to six months, which makes early planning crucial.
  • No student visa will be issued to persons who are currently in the United States of America under a different immigration status.
  • No student visa will be issued to persons who have not completed the required SEVIS I-901 form or submitted the required I-901 $200 fee to SEVIS at the United States Immigration Service.
  • A student currently studying at another United States college or university under an issued student visa is advised to consult with that college's international advisor for location transfer procedures.

For further information, please contact Admissions at:
920-924-3257 or e-mail aclark@morainepark.edu