Contact Us Calendar Campus Map
Accepted Students Parents and Families Alumni Students, Faculty & Staff

International Students

International Admission Requirements

  • Application (NEC or Common App)
  • Submit proof of English 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. Bank statement or proof of sufficient funding equal to cost of attendance ($58,770 for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) must be submitted with DCF form. Bank statement must be dated within nine months of the start of term.
  • Classes will begin on August 24, 2020 for Fall 2020 & on January 11, 2021 for the Spring 2021 semester.

Suggested Application deadlines for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Student Location

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Outside of United States

June 1, 2020

November 1, 2020

In United States

August 3, 2020

December 2, 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

Learn about New England College’s English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL) program.


Documents that are in PDF electronic format can be read with the Adobe Reader, which you can download free of charge from the Adobe website by Adobe Reader.