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PROGRAM TYPES

International students can apply for admission into one of these programs.

Degree Program

The Degree Program is for students pursuing a certificate of achievement, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree full-time. Coursework is presented in English and there is no English as a Second Language (ESL) component. This program is subject to the English Language Proficiency requirement (see below).  However, students may elect to enroll in ESL classes in addition to degree-seeking coursework.

Pathway Program (One Year)

The Pathway Program is for students who have an intermediate command of the English language but require ESL instruction prior to pursuing full-time academic coursework in English. The Pathway Program includes a blended schedule of advanced-level ESL coursework in addition to some first-year college level coursework applicable for a degree or certificate.

Students who complete the Pathway are encouraged to continue their studies in the Degree program. Please see the English Language Proficiency Requirement details below.

ESL Program

The ESL program is a full-time program focused on English grammar, common vocabulary, writing, speaking, and listening skills with an emphasis on preparing for study at an English-speaking college or university.

Students who complete the ESL program are encouraged to continue their studies in the Pathway or Degree programs. There are no specific English Language Proficiency Requirements for acceptance into our ESL program.



APPLICATION DEADLINES


New Students (Initial)

Transfer & Returning Students

Fall Deadline

1-Jul

15-Jul

Spring Deadline

15-Nov

15-Dec

Summer Deadline

15-Apr

1-May

Change of Status Students: Check with the International Center for deadlines.



ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

All non-­native English speakers* must provide proof of one of the following. This requirement will be used for admission purposes only, unless noted. Test scores cannot be more than two years old.

The following test scores represent MINIMUM scores for CSN degree and pathway programs:

Program

TOEFL

IELTS

Duolingo

Degree

61 iBT / 500 PBT**

6.0

90 (as of July 15, 2019)

Pathway

52 iBT / 470 PBT

5.5

80 (as of July 15, 2019)

**TOEFL scores above 71iBT/527 PBT allow direct admission into ENG 113

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Sign up for an IELTS test

Sign up for a Duolingo test

See List of English Proficiency Test Scores for CSN applications.

*Automatic English Proficiency Test Waiver Countries

Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Channel Islands, Dominica, England, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Micronesia, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Scotland, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Students from the following countries may be eligible for a test waiver

Please contact the International Center for more information.
Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Curacao, Cyprus, Denmark, Ethiopia, Iceland, Iraq, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Monaco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Samoa, Somalia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Turkey, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, United Arab Emirates.



APPLICATION AND ENROLLMENT PROCESS

Initial Student

Initial students meet the following criteria:

  • You are applying from your home country or other foreign country.
  • You need a CSN I-20 to obtain an F1 visa.
  • You will enter the U.S. using this I-20 to study at CSN.

Requirements 

  1. Online International Student Application
  1. Copy of Passport
  1. Bank Statement
  1. International Application - Sponsor Form
  1. List of English Proficiency Test Scores
  1. High School Diploma/Transcripts
  1. $45 Application Fee ($25 due with application / $20 due with enrollment)

Admission & Enrollment Process 

  1. Complete the International Student Application, upload all requirements and pay your application fee online.
  1. You will receive an email with your NSHE ID and a second email with instructions to validate your account after you apply.
  1. An I-20 and Letter of Acceptance will be issued and mailed to the mailing address on file when you are admitted.
  1. Make an appointment with the U.S. embassy in your home country to apply for the F1 student visa after you receive the I-20.
  1. Pay the I-901 SEVIS fee online.
  1. Review the requirements for your visa interview and prepare supplemental information and documents.
  1. Attend the mandatory orientation for new students two weeks before the semester begins.
  1. Take any necessary placement tests during orientation. NOTE: CSN does not have a late registration period. Please contact our office immediately to defer your admission to the next available semester if you are not able to arrive in time for orientation.
  1. Pay the mandatory health insurance online (you can take care of this during orientation).
  1. Contact the Academic Advising Department to register for classes
  1. Pay tuition, buy your books and get ready to begin the semester!

Transfer student

Transfer students meet the following criteria:

  • You are physically in the U.S. with an F1 visa and I-20 from another school.
  • You will be transferring to CSN from another school within the U.S.

Requirements

  1. Online International Student Application
  1. Copy of Passport
  1. Bank Statement
  1. International Application - Sponsor Form
  1. List of English Proficiency Test Scores
  1. High School Diploma/Transcripts
  1. $45 Application Fee ($25 due with application / $20 due with enrollment)
  1. Copy of Visa
  1. Copy of I-94
  1. Copy of I-20
  1. Transfer In Form

If transferring after OPT, also include:

  1. Copy of OPT card

Admission & Enrollment Process

  1. Complete the International Student Application, upload all requirements and pay your application fee online.
  1. You will receive an email with your NSHE ID and a second email with instructions to validate your account after you apply.
  1. A Letter of Acceptance will be issued and emailed to the address on file when you are admitted.
  1. Provide a copy of your CSN Letter of Acceptance to your current school and inform them that you are transferring. Your current school will need to transfer your SEVIS record electronically in order for your CSN I-20 to created.
  1. Attend the mandatory orientation for new students two weeks before the semester begins. Take any necessary placement tests during orientation.
  1. NOTE: CSN does not have a late registration period. Please contact our office immediately to defer your admission to the next available semester if you are not able to arrive in time for orientation.
  1. Pay the mandatory health insurance online (you can take care of this during orientation).
  1. Contact the Academic Advising Department to register for classes
  1. Pay tuition, buy your books and get ready to begin the semester!
  1. Your CSN I-20 will be issued to you after the semester begins. If you need your I-20 for travel purposes, let us know before you travel.

Change of Status Students

Change of Status Students meet the following criteria:

  • You are physically in the U.S. on a visa other than F1.
  • You would like to apply for a change of status through immigration to request official permission to study in the U.S.

Contact our office to determine if you are eligible to apply for a change of status. Due to time sensitive eligibility requirements and the lengthy process with immigration, we encourage students to apply for the F1 visa in their home country.

Requirements 

  1. Online International Student Application
  1. Copy of Passport
  1. Bank Statement
  1. International Application - Sponsor Form
  1. List of English Proficiency Test Scores
  1. High School Diploma/Transcripts
  1. $45 Application Fee ($25 due with application / $20 due with enrollment)
  1. Copy of Visa
  1. Copy of I-94

If changing from J1 or J2 visa, also include:

  1. Copy of DS-2019

Admission & Enrollment Process

  1. Complete the International Student Application, upload all requirements and pay your application fee online.
  1. You will receive an email with your NSHE ID and a second email with instructions to validate your account after you apply.
  1. A Letter of Acceptance will be issued and emailed to the address on file when you are admitted.

You will be notified when your I-20 is available for pick-up.

  1. A Senior Specialist, review the change of status process and requirements with you.
  1. Follow the instructions given to you to apply for a change of status through immigration.
  1. Attend the mandatory orientation for new students two weeks before the semester begins. Take any necessary placement tests during orientation.

NOTE: CSN does not have a late registration period. Please contact our office immediately to defer your admission to the next available semester if you are not able to arrive in time for orientation.

  1. If/when your change of status is approved: Pay the mandatory health insurance online.
  1. Contact the Academic Advising Department to register for classes
  1. Pay tuition, buy your books, and get ready to begin the semester!

Returning Students

If you have attended CSN in the past with a CSN I-20, you are considered a returning student.

Requirements

  1. Online International Student Application
  1. Copy of Passport
  1. Bank Statement
  1. International Application - Sponsor Form
  1. List of English Proficiency Test Scores
  1. High School Diploma/Transcripts
  1. $45 Application Fee ($25 due with application / $20 due with enrollment)
  1. Returning Student Update Form
  1. Agreement Form

If transferring from another school, also include:

  1. Copy of Visa
  1. Copy of I-94
  1. Copy of I-20
  1. Transfer In Form

If returning after OPT, also include:

  1. Copy of OPT card

Admission & Enrollment Process

  1. Complete the International Student Application, upload all requirements and pay your application fee online
  1. A Letter of Acceptance will be issued and emailed to the address on file when you are admitted.
  1. Provide a copy of your CSN Letter of Acceptance to your current school and inform them that you are transferring. Your current school will need to transfer your SEVIS record electronically in order for your CSN I-20 to created.
  1. Pay the mandatory health insurance online.
  1. Contact the Academic Advising Department to register for classes
  1. Pay tuition, buy your books and get ready to begin the semester!
  1. Your CSN I-20 will be issued after the semester begins. Please let us know if you need an I-20 for travel purposes.



ADMISSION TO HEALTH SCIENCE (LIMITED ENTRY) PROGRAMS

International students interested in Health Science Programs, such as dental hygiene, nursing or radiology technician, will enroll in a general AS degree and take pre-requisite courses until they satisfy the health science admission requirements. International students must consult with a Health Science Program Advisor in their first semester to obtain detailed information about the program requirements. Immunizations are required for students accepted into a Health Science Program.

Detailed information may be found at the CSN Health Sciences website.



CREDIT TRANSFER

Transferring credit from a non-U.S. College or University
All foreign transcripts submitted for evaluation must have a course -by-course evaluation from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member attached.

The NACES evaluator will send you an official report in a sealed envelope - Do not open the envelope! 

Mail the sealed envelope directly to: CSN International Center, 6375 West Charleston Blvd, Sort Code WCD106, Las Vegas, NV 89146

Transferring credit from a U.S. College or University
Submit official transcripts, in a sealed envelope to: CSN International Center, 6375 West Charleston Blvd, Sort Code WCD106, Las Vegas, NV 89146

READY TO APPLY?

Start Your Application


F-1 VISA

If you are a new student, you can find more information about scheduling and preparing for your interview at a US embassy near you.



HEALTH INSURANCE

The CSN Student Health Plan is a mandatory, affordable health insurance plan tailored to meet the health care needs of CSN international students. It features year-round, world-wide coverage. This means students can receive medical care wherever they are.

Purchase or learn more about the 2021-2022 AHP International Student Health Insurance Plan

Health Insurance Waiver Policy & Procedure: Students must enroll in the CSN approved health insurance plan or demonstrate that they are a dependent on an insurance plan of a spouse, parent or legal guardian that is equal to or better than the plan offered at CSN. Contact the International Center for further information or to waive CSN health care coverage.

SPECIAL NOTE: All international students on an F-1 visa are required to have health insurance coverage the entire semester. They will only be allowed to register for courses after they have purchased insurance.



ANNUAL BUDGET

Academic Year 2020-2021

(Includes fall & spring semesters)

TUITION/FEES*

$   10,800.00

BOOKS/SUPPLIES

$     1,300.00

ROOM & BOARD

$   10,500.00

PERSONAL

$     2,800.00

TRANSPORTATION

$     1,900.00

HEALTH INSURANCE

$     1,200.00

TOTAL

$   28,500.00

* Tuition and fees are subject to change by the NSHE Board of Regents.

Dependents: If a spouse or child will accompany you while you are studying in the U.S., he or she will be required to obtain an F2 dependent visa. Costs for dependents are as follows:

  • Spouse - $7,000
  • Child (each) - $3,000