Admissions Process

Please review each of these steps in detail before beginning the process.

Step 1

Pay your fee and verify funds
The application fee and verification of funds need to be sent to NCTA by the following deadlines:
  • March 1 for Fall admittance
  • September 1 for Spring admittance
  • January 1 for Summer admittance
Please mail that to NCTA at:
NCTA
c/o Vicky Luke
404 E 7th St
Curtis, NE 69025

All students are required to demonstrate financial ability to pay for at least one year of academic and living expenses before being issued an immigration document (I-20). 

All supporting financial documents must be in English or accompanied by a notarized English translation showing available liquidable funds. The financial documents cannot be older than three months at the time of submission to Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in order to be considered valid. Appropriate documents reflecting financial ability include, but are not limited to, the following:  

  • Bank Letter, stamped and signed by a bank official, and specifies the date, monetary currency, and name of the account holder.  
  • NCTA Dean's Scholarship Letter
  • Signed letter from the U.S. Government, Home Government, International Organization, Company, or Employer on government or organizational letterhead specifying dates, amount, monetary currency, and terms of sponsorship.
  • An individual sponsor who is not a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or non-immigrant legally present in the U.S., must sign the CFIS Form and attach supporting financial documents.
  • An individual sponsor who is a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or non-immigrant legally present in the U.S., must submit a completed I-134 Affidavit of Support Form with supporting financial documents.

Please note that these supporting financial documents will also be required at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate when you apply for your visa.


Step 2

Apply for admissions

Click here to apply

During this process, you will:

  • Set up your NUID number. It is important that you retain this NUID number for registration and enrollment. Registration and enrollment will happen in later steps of your admission to NCTA.
  • Submit official secondary school transcripts, which will be verified by NCTA.
  • Verify that your deposit has been paid. 
  • Submit your TOEFL or IELTS scores. A TOEFL score of 70 with a writing score of 20 or a IELTS score of 6.0 with a writing score of 5.5 or above will not require students to attend an English training program.

Step 3

After your application is completed and your documents have been certified, you will receive a letter of acceptance. 

Step 4

Set up your interview with the US Consulate to start I-20 paperwork

Step 5

You will receive admissions information, including the following:
  • Instructions on MyNCTA
  • Release information (pictures, articles, etc.)
  • NCTA Policies
  • Orientation dates and times
  • WiFi instructions
  • Information on dorm rooms and dining services
  • Room assignments
  • Meal plan information