International Students

MPCC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and offers a variety of nationally and internationally recognized quality programs.

MPCC consists of 3 campuses located in the heartland of rural Nebraska.  At our college, we offer quality education in a quiet rural setting that still offers all the amenities of a large city.

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We offer an excellent educational opportunity in a community that offers stimulating activities as well as shopping and dining opportunities within a scenic prairie environment.

Experience the West and Nebraska's unique attractions: Rodeos, barbeques, The Oregon Trail, NebraskaLand Days, chili feeds, and historic monuments to name a few. Our campuses are located in North Platte (two campuses) and McCook (one campus).


MPCC is an open entry school. This means that any student who meets our Admissions standards will be admitted to MPCC. International students must apply to the college and complete the TOEFL (if necessary) with a minimum score of 61 IBT or 500 PBT. For students whose country's primary language is English, we require that you submit a letter from your high school requesting we waive the TOEFL.

Currently, MPCC does not offer an ESL (English as a Second Language) program; therefore meeting or exceeding the minimally required TOEFL scores is essential.

Please note that while the college is open-entry, specific programs may have entry requirements that must be met before the student may begin the program. It is important to realize that some programs may have waiting lists.

International Student Advisors

In McCook:

Brandon Pritchett 
1205 East 3rd Street
McCook, NE 69001

In North Platte:

Heather Pucket
Peggy Fisher
601 West State Farm Road
North Platte, NE 69101


Potential students must have submitted an application at least 6 months prior to the date they expect to begin attending MPCC. For a potential international student working towards admissions all documents necessary to allow MPCC to prepare an I-20 must be submitted within 5 weeks prior to the start of the student's first term at MPCC.

If you are considering attending Mid-Plains Community College, be sure to apply now to begin the application process. An I-20 will only be issued after all required documents have been received and verified.


Once accepted to the college, students may prepare to enroll in coursework. All entering students are required to take either the ACT or the ACCUPLACER placement test. Either may be completed after the student arrives at the college; however, students will not be able to register for English or Math classes until they have completed the placement exams. In preparing to enroll in courses all students must work with an International Student Advisor to select appropriate courses.