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International Students

Welcome! International students pay resident tuition rates!

Kenai Peninsula College is a great place for international students to study!  As part of the University of Alaska system, KPC is committed to global awareness and embraces international diversity. We are committed to making your international experience memorable.

KPC has two campuses on the Kenai Peninsula: the Kenai River Campus in Soldotna, and the Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer. There is student housing available at the Kenai River Campus. At the Kachemak Bay Campus, students can access, off-campus housing with local accommodation businesses.

Learn about the area

Watch the video below for information about the area.

Degree and Certificate Programs

Begin your international educational experience at KPC by choosing which degree or certificate program you would like to apply for. The following programs are available to international students: 

UAA/KPC ACADEMIC CATALOG

International Student Admission/Application Packet Process

International Student Application PackeT (PDF) 

1. Complete and submit the International Student Application Packet and pay the $40 USD non-refundable application fee (by check, money order or credit card) and other required documents (see the "Application Packet Checklist" below) to:
   
    Office of Admissions
    Kenai Peninsula College
    156 College Rd.
     Soldotna, AK  99669 USA  

NOTE: Do NOT mail application materials to another department. This may delay processing of the application packet.

2. You will be contacted within approximately 2 weeks confirming whether or not your application packet has been accepted. If the packet is incomplete, you will be asked to submit missing/incomplete documents.

3. After you have been accepted, you must submit the required tuition and fees payment as outlined in the acceptance letter. You will then have all necessary immigration documents (Form I-20) issued to you.

Application Packet Checklist

  • Application Packet (with completed application signature)
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee [Visa or MasterCard credit card (see page 12), or check or money order (no cash) payable to Kenai Peninsula College]. Payment must be attached with application packet.
  • Evaluation of Academic Transcripts (see page 5)
  • Copy of Diploma (from secondary school)
  • TOEFL Score or an approved English Proficiency Examination Exemption Request Form (see page 7)
  • Financial Documents
    • Financial Support Declaration (see page 8)
    • Bank Statement
  • Health Documents (Proof of Health Insurance or a signed International Student Health Insurance Waiver Form (see page 11)
  • International Student Agreement Form (see page 9)
  • Transfer Students
     Students transferring from a school in the U.S. must also:
    • Submit copies of all related immigration documents, passport biography, visa pages AND
    • Complete a Transfer Form (Certification of F-1 Student Visa Status)
      Please email Diane Taylor for more information.


Application Deadlines

Applicants Applying from Overseas  
Summer Semester (June-July) March 1
Fall Semester (August-December) May 1
Spring Semester (January-May) Oct. 1
   
Applicants Applying from the U.S  
Summer Semester (June-July) April 1
Fall Semester (August-December  May 1
Spring Semester (January-May) Nov. 1


Applicants are encouraged to apply early to ensure class enrollment; late application packets may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Be aware that "initial attendance students" coming from overseas cannot enter the U.S. more than 30 days before the first day of the semester.

Contact Info


Diane Taylor
Learning Center Director
Diane Taylor
dttaylor@alaska.edu
9072620328
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Kim Frost
Academic Advisor
Kim Frost
kafrost2@alaska.edu
9072351658
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