International Students

Triton College is a model of teaching excellence and student success. We are a community college that embraces the educational, training and personal development needs of the diverse communities we serve through innovation in our programs and approach to learning.

We are pleased to learn of your interest in seeking admission to Triton College!

Triton College is a fully accredited two-year college located in River Grove, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. The college is located in a peaceful residential community, yet offers easy access to the outstanding resources of the third largest city in the United States.

Boasting a diverse student body, Triton College offers more than 150 degree and certificates programs. Triton also offers support services, and flexible class scheduling options that provide students of all ages with opportunities and resources to excel and gain important skills for succeeding in life.

We hope that you too will discover the many opportunities that Triton College has to offer.

For a guided tour of our attractive 16 building, 110 acre campus, please contact the Call Center at: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130.

International Student Application

International Student Admission Process

Triton College offers flexible scheduling with day, night, and weekend offerings. Many courses are offered online or as flex-start courses that meet for seven weeks or less. International students may combine a variety of scheduling options, but may only take one online course per semester to fulfill full-time enrollment requirements. With an average class size of 20.5 students, you will definitely get to know your classmates and professors.

International Student Responsibilities: The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service places responsibility on the student to understand and comply with immigration law.

Application Process:


Registration takes place in the Student Center building between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.

International Student Checklist

Affidavit of Financial Support

If you have questions about becoming an international student at Triton College, contact our International Student Advisor:

Last name A-L
Constance Netisingha
708-456-0300, Ext. 3444

Last name M-Z
Angelica Anderson
708-456-0300, Ext. 3559

For more information, contact the Records Office at (708) 456-0300, X-3239.

International Student Requirements

International students also are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and attain a the following:

  • Score of 500 on the examination
  • Score of at least 50 in each category on the written TOEFL
  • Score of 173 and at least 16 to 18 in each category on the computerized TOEFL minimum score of 61 on the Internet-based exam with a 15 in each category.

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

The records evaluator will issue an Immigration Form 20 (I-20) after the student has submitted all required documents and the college has accepted the student's application.

Other non-native students, whether holding diplomatic, visitor, or other non-immigrant visas, must pay out-of-state tuition rates.

For more information, contact the Records Office at (708) 456-0300, X-3239.

International Student Tuition and Fees

At Triton College, you’ll pay a lot less for the same classes and also get so much more!

  • High Quality Education Leading to an Associate Degree or Certificate.
  • Transferable Credits ... Guaranteed.
  • Credentialed and Experienced Instructors.
  • Extensive Student Support.
  • A Culture That Embraces Diversity and Promotes Success.

International students wishing to study at Triton College must have a minimum of $22,500 (Twenty Two Thousand Five Hundred United States Dollars) available to them for tuition and living expenses for each academic year.

Additional funds will be required for students planning to enroll in the summer term.

For the 2023-2024 school year and Summer 2024 the tuition for students on a Foreign Student Visa (F-1) is assessed at a rate of $480.00* per credit hour. The tuition for students on a Foreign Student Visa (F-1) in a Select Health Career Program is assessed at a rate of $531.00* per credit hour. 

All international students are required to register for and successfully complete at least 12 (twelve) credit hours per semester, and also complete their degree objectives within six semesters.

*All fees are subject to revision by the Triton College Board of Trustees without prior notice.

Purchasing Books
Enjoy the convenience of purchasing books online from your student portal, or take time to tour our lovely campus when you purchase books in person.

In addition to books, the campus store also stocks school supplies, as well as other items for your convenience.