International Students

At Missouri Valley College we are proud of the diversity on our campus. With more than 40 countries represented, you will easily find your place. Our international office is filled with helpful people who will guide you through your college journey.

With over 30 majors to choose from, you will receive a personalized education in the field of your choice. You will have the opportunity to make an impact on campus and become a leader by getting involved with our hands on learning and our numerous campus organizations.

Scholarships are available to help with the cost of your study and more than 90% of our students receive institutional aid.

Want to attend Missouri Valley College?

Here is what you need to do:

  • Apply Online

    An international admissions representative will get in touch with you after you complete the application.

    International Student Application

  • Documents Needed for International Admission

    The International Admissions Office will not begin to review your credentials until all below credentials have been received. Scanned copies are accepted for admission. Official Documents will be required after arrival to campus.

    • Copy of your passport
    • Test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, DuoLingo, GTEC, EIKEN and other tests of English as a second language affiliated with the CEFR grading system*) official score must be sent directly to MVC
      *these test can potentially be reviewed prior to acceptance
      Take the test right here: take the test right here
    • InCred evaluation
      (High school and/or Universities outside of the United States of America.)
      *Class rank (if applicable, must be sent directly to InCred as well.)
    • Financial Statements
      These documents should show the amount of financial support you will have for study in the United States. This amount should be greater than the amount of tuition without scholarship + 3,000$ (required by SEVIS to cover expenses such as insurance, books and travel)

    • Immunization Form *mandatory for you to live on campus
  • Shipping Your I-20
    1. Access the secure website
    2. Create an account
    3. Select MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE as your school and select “International Office
    4. Enter your mailing address
    5. In the Reference/Comments field you must specify what document you are requesting: “Initial I-20”
    6. Review your address and payment information. Errors in the information submitted will delay the shipping of your I-20.
    7. Place your order
  • I-901 Fee

    The I-901 SEVIS Fee is mandated by Congress to support the program office and the automated system that keeps track of students and exchange visitors and ensures that they maintain their status while in the United States.

  • Health Insurance Plan

    Insurance Plan Information

    For more information, contact:

    Vince Fedorowich
    Head Athletic Trainer
    Instructor, Health Sciences Division
    Athletics, Division of Health Sciences
    Burns Athletic Complex660-831-4195

  • ESL Program Fees

    LIFE @ MVC Pathway Program fees:

    All students who are enrolled in ESL courses will have to pay a one-time only program fee for
    the following ESL courses:

    • Intermediate ESL courses 1-time program fee of $1,000
    • Advanced ESL courses 1-time program fee of $500
  • CARES Act Stimulus Checks

    Stimulus Checks

    In April 2020, the US government introduced the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act is a stimulus package to support qualifying recipients with a one-time payment. Following the first payment in April 2020, the US government authorized the release of the second stimulus payment in December 2020. Although your PDSO/DSO officials are not able to provide specific advice on your tax status or your eligibility to receive the stimulus payment, you can find relevant information, resources, and contact information for a qualified tax specialist below.

    Who Will Receive a Stimulus Check?

    It is our understanding that most international students, who are considered “nonresident aliens” for tax purposes, are not eligible to receive this, but some might. If you meet the substantial presence test and are thus considered a resident alien for tax purposes (not the same as permanent resident with a green card) and have an SSN, it appears that you might receive it. For more information, including eligibility requirements, please see the IRS Economic Impact Payment Information Center.

    Sprintax has a detailed guide for international students on their website.

    If You Receive a Stimulus Check in Error

    Some students might receive this check by mistake, if in the past they erroneously filed their taxes as a resident (using software like TurboTax) instead of as a nonresident alien (using software like Sprintax). If you filed incorrectly, it is important that you amend (correct) your previous tax returns for all incorrect years. If you are in this situation, you likely owe money to the US government.

    If you received the check by mistake, you will also need to return the stimulus check. Please follow the instructions on the IRS website to return it. We recommend that you keep copies of the check and any correspondence, and to send with some kind of delivery tracking in case it’s needed in the future.

    If you need to correct past US tax filings, here are some options:

    • Sprintax can help you amend your tax return
    • VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance): IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. Currently all VITA locations are closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but are expected to reopen in June.
    • Using an online search, locate a tax accountant in your area.
    • IRS information on amending a tax return

    For more information, please visit the IRS website.