Admissions Requirements

Getting Started at NCTA - Global

Apply:

  • International Student - A student, from any country other than the USA, interested in an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science Degree.
  • International Transfer- A student, from any country other than the USA, who has previously attended another college/university after high school graduation.
  • International Non-Degree - A student who has no immediate intent of pursuing a degree. A non-degree student could be taking online courses through NCTA.

Deadlines:
All documents and fees must be received by NCTA by the following deadlines:

  • March 1 for Fall admittance
  • September 1 for Spring admittance
  • January 1 for Summer admittance

Please mail all certified documents to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at:
NCTA
c/o Global Admissions
404 E 7th St
Curtis, NE 69025

Required Documents:

In addition to the online application, International students are required to submit:

  • Secondary school transcript
  • Secondary school certificate/diploma
  • English proficiency scores
  • University Transcript (if applicable)
  • Bank statement

Official Secondary School Transcripts and Certificate/Diploma. Send your original secondary school transcripts.

  • Include the original native language transcript and an English language translation.
  • Copies and English translations must be stamped by the issuing institution, Education USA, Embassy, or a certified notary confirming it is a literal translation.

Submit a certificate or diploma confirming graduation from a secondary education institution.

  • Include the original certificate or diploma in your native language as well as an English translation.
  • Copies and English translations must be stamped by the issuing institution, Education USA, Embassy, or a certified notary confirming it is a literal translation.
Bank Statement Requirements:

In order to be issued an I-20, you must submit a bank statement showing sufficient support for the first year of study.

You will still be evaluated for admission without submitting the bank statement, but admission letters and I-20s will not be sent until the bank statement requirement has been met.

Statements must include:

  • Student's name
  • NUID Number
  • Evidence of sufficient funds

NOTE: Scholarship letters can be used in place of bank statements.

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.
  • 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.

English Proficiency:

Non-native English speakers must submit an IELTS or TOEFL score demonstrating proficiency in English. Contact your IELTS testing center or TOEFL to have your official scores sent directly to the University of Nebraska Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

TOEFL Requirement: 70 with a writing score of 20

IELTS Requirement: 6.0 with a writing score of 5.5