New F-1 and M-1 Students

Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) fosters the learning and development of international students to enable the achievement of their academic, professional, and personal goals and objectives by advocating for their unique needs, providing prompt and accurate support services, and supporting an environment conducive to international education and intercultural awareness.

Click here for detailed F-1 & M-1 Student Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester


July 1 

Classes begin mid-August

Spring Semester


October 1

Classes begin mid-January

Application Deadline Notes

  • International students are not eligible for admission to the Summer Semester.
  • International students are not eligible for admission to the Second 8-Week Term of the Fall or Spring Semesters.
  • The application deadline is the LAST possible day to submit a complete application packet.
  • KCKCC must receive all required Supplemental Items PRIOR to the deadline listed above in order for an application to be complete.
  • The application deadline is NOT flexible or negotiable.
  • Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed.
    • Incomplete applications will be Cancelled.

All required Supplemental Items must be uploaded directly into My Account.

  • The status of an application will not be Complete until all compulsory Supplemental Items are received.

International Students


$217

per credit hour

Application Requirements

Step 1: Application & Application Fee


Complete the International Application and pay the compulsory $85.00 international application fee online.

  • The status of an application for which the compulsory $85.00 international application fee has not been paid is Started.
  • The status of an application will not be Submitted until after the compulsory $85.00 international application fee is paid.
    • International Student Services does not receive an application until its status is Submitted; an application in Started status is not sent to, or received by, International Student Services.

Step 2: Upload Official Secondary School Transcripts


Upload your official secondary/high school transcripts – in the native language and accompanied by an official English translation – directly into My Account.

Step 3: Upload Official Graduation Certificate


Upload your official secondary/high school graduation/national examination certificate(s) – in the native language and accompanied by an official English translation – directly into My Account.

  • Students from West Africa:
    • Submit your official West African Secondary School Certificate Examination Statement of Results (WASSCE)
    • Submit a color copy of the front and back of your WAEC Results Checker Card (‘Scratch Card’)
  • Students from Kenya:
    • Submit your official Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

Step 4: Upload Proof of Financial Support


Upload an official Bank Statement or Bank Letter into My Account.

  • In readily available funds
    • Real estate, stocks, investments, payroll statements, etc… are NOT eligible
  • In the minimal amount of KCKCC’s current Estimated Cost of Attendance for one Academic Year

Click here for detailed Proof of Financial Support information

Estimated Cost of Attendance for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

  • Tuition and Fees (12 credit hours) = $5,208.00
  • Books and Insurance = $2,668.00
  • Personal Expenses = $5,000.00
  • Room = $5,000.00
  • Board = $4,250.00

Total 2020-2021 Estimated Cost = $22,126.00

Step 5: Upload Affidavit of Support


Upload an official Affidavit of Support directly into My Account.

 Required from each Financial Sponsor who provided a Bank Statement or Bank Letter

  • Must be completed and signed by the Financial Sponsor
  • Must be notarized or attested

Click here to download the Affidavit of Support Form

Step 6: Upload Passport


Upload a color copy of the biographical page of your current, valid passport directly into My Account.

Step 7:Submit Official English Language Test Scores


Submit your official English Language Proficiency Test Scores directly from the test provider/company; your personal copy cannot be accepted.

Minimum Required test scores

TOEFL = 61 iBT

 Access your ETS My TOEFL account online

  • Use the Send Additional Score Report option
  • KCKCC’s School Reporting Code is 6333
  • Pay the $20.00 ‘additional score report’ order fee
    • Score reports are sent 3-5 business days after your request is received
IELTS = 5.5 overall band

E3PT = 51

  • KCKCC applicants can receive a 10% discount on the E3PT by entering the promo code MYKCKCC when registering for the test

PTEA = 44

Click here for a list of countries whose students are exempt from the English Language Proficiency Test requirement

Important Information

  • Student Visa Types
    • F-1 student visas are for academic programs; KCKCC’s Associate Degree programs are academic programs. 
    • M-1 student visas are for vocational programs; KCKCC’s Technical Certificates are vocational programs.
    • Click HERE for more information about the differences between F-1 and M-1 student visas.
  • Receiving a Form I-20
    • After all the required application documents have been submitted the application and supporting documents will be reviewed to determine admissibility to KCKCC.
    • If it is determined that all admission criteria are fulfilled, then the acceptance and Form I-20 will be processed. An email with a tracking number will be sent when the Acceptance Packet (including the Form I-20) has shipped.
  • Compulsory International Student Health Insurance
    • All F-1 and M-1 status international students are required to purchase Kansas City Kansas Community College’s compulsory International Student Health Insurance.
      • International students are required to carry health insurance through KCKCC from Relation Insurance Services, KCKCC’s international student health insurance carrier.
    • F-1 and M-1 status students will be automatically enrolled in this health insurance plan each semester and will be charged the corresponding fees for this health insurance plan each semester.
    • THIS IS COMPULSORY AND CANNOT BE WAIVED.

Applicant Notes

  • All application materials and documents submitted for admission to Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) become the property of KCKCC; these materials and documents cannot be returned to the applicant.
  • Application requirements cannot be waived.
  • Submission of altered, falsified or fraudulent application information and/or Supplemental Items will result in the immediate DENIAL of admission.
  • Some courses may require fees in addition to the tuition and fees cost listed above; these fees are listed in the class schedule each semester.
  • The KCKCC Board of Trustees has the right to change tuition and fee costs without notice.
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