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International Admission Requirements

  • Application (NEC or Common App)
  • If your native language is not English, you will be required to submit proof of English language proficiency through submission of TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, DuoLingo English Test results or at least one year of study at the college level at a U.S. college or university and completion of two college level English courses with a grade of C or better. Athletes who do not meet our minimum English proficiency requirements will not be eligible to participate in athletics at NEC.
  • Official secondary school transcript or records (with English translation if necessary).
  • Completed Declaration and Certification of Finances form. Instructions about how to complete the form can be found here.
  • Submit official bank statement dated within nine months of the start of term. Classes will begin January 13, 2020 for Spring 2020 and late August for Fall 2020. Spring 2020 students must show proof of at least $35,440 (approximately) in US dollars or equivalent. Fall 2020 cost of attendance will be available in December.
  • Copy of passport

Upon receipt of the necessary documents, students will receive an admissions decision.

Suggested Application deadlines for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020

Student Location

Spring 2020

Fall 2020

Outside of United States

November 1, 2019

June 1, 2020

In United States

December 2, 2019

August 3, 2020

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Exam

Eligible for English as Second Language Study only

Eligible for Direct Admission

TOEFL (IBT)

40 – 79

80 and above

IELTS

4.0 – 6.0

6.5 and above

PTE

34 – 58

65

DuoLingo English Test

70-104

105 and above


  • To confirm enrollment, international students must submit a $300 enrollment deposit by May 1 for the Fall semester and by December 1 for the Spring semester. You can pay the enrollment deposit online with Flywire here or at nec.edu/deposit.

After confirming intent to enroll

  • Complete the CSS PROFILENEC does not offer full scholarships that cover all of tuition, room and board and fees.

F-1 students transferring from a college/university within the United States must also submit the items below:

  • Copy of visa
  • Copy of I-94
  • Copy of current I-20