International Student Admission

All applicants are required to contact the Records Evaluator for specific admission procedures. International students applying to Triton College are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and must attain a score of 500 on the examination, with a score of at least 50 in each category on the written TOEFL, and a score of 173 and at least 16 to 18 in each category on the computerized TOEFL.*

International students must enroll in a minimum of 12 semester hours and must complete their degree objectives within six semesters. International students pay the out-of-state tuition rate. Financial assistance will not be available to international students.

International applicants must also submit official credentials and transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary educational institutions including any college or university work. All foreign High School and College Transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES member. NACES stands for the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. They may be reached at

The Records Evaluator will issue the required Immigration Form 20 (I-20) only after all required documents have been submitted and the student’s application for admission has been accepted.

Other non-native students, whether holding diplomatic, visitor or other non-immigrant visas, must pay out-of-state tuition rates. (For information, contact the Records Evaluator, Office of Admission and Records at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3733.)

* The Internet-based score is 61 with a minimum score of 15 in each category.

Board Policy # 5102; last updated: 06/20/95