Application Requirements

All prospective applicants who are interested in applying must meet the following requirements:

  • • Be at least 16 years old by start of intended quarter
  • • Completed at least the 1st semester of Grade 10 high school or equivalent
    • • Applicants under 18 years old must meet the minimum B grade average.
    • • For grade average equivalency for countries, please see country GPA equivalency flyer.
Advance Deposit for Applicants from Specific Countries

NSC requires an advance deposit of $4500.00 USD to ensure that applicants with sponsors from the following countries are financially prepared to study in the United States, and that applicants intend to enroll as international students.

Congo, Gambia, Guinea-Conakry, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania.

Acceptance materials (including an I-20 form) will not be issued until the deposit is received. Exception: students who are sponsored by a United States citizen or resident will not be required to make this deposit.

Deferment & Refunds

If a student is unable to obtain a visa, he/she can apply to defer to a later quarter. There will be a processing fee of $50 for all deferrals. To request a deferral, student must complete the Deferral Request Form and submit additional materials listed on form.

If a student who has paid the advance deposit is unable to obtain an F-1 student visa, the student will then be refunded the deposit, minus any applicable bank charges.

The application and processing fee ($50 USD) is not refundable.

PLEASE NOTE: Wire Transfers are only for funds wired from outside the U.S. Funds from a bank inside the U.S. will not be accepted. 

Bank Wire Information