International Students

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

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. 

Triton College is a fully accredited two-year college 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. 

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

Many courses are offered online or as flex-start courses that meet for seven weeks or less. With an average class size of 20.5 students, you will get to know your classmates and instructors.  

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 admissions at Visit Campus | Triton College 

International Student Application

Admission Deadline

All required application materials must be received by the deadline to be considered for admission. Late applications from new students outside the U.S. will be deferred to the next semester. 

Program Start Date 

Admission Deadline 

Fall Semester (classes begin mid-August) 

New F-1 Students: June 1 

Transfer F-1 Students: July 1 

Spring Semester (classes begin mid-January) 


New F-1 Students: Nov 1 

Transfer F-1 Students: Dec 1 

Summer Semester (classes begin late May) 

New F-1 Students: March 1 

Transfer F-1 Students: April 1 

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Admission Process

International Student Application

Personal Photograph


Proof of Financial Support

Educational Credentials

English Proficiency

Additional Required Documents

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Student Requirements

International students must complete their degree objectives within six (6) semesters, excluding summer semester. For each semester of Fall or Spring enrollment, international students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours.  

International students who begin enrollment during summer semester must enroll in a minimum of six credit hours. International students will pay the out-of- state tuition rate.  

International students who are considering dropping/adding a course must contact their DSO prior to adjusting their schedule.  

New international students must schedule an appointment with an advisor to register for classes. Information about Advising appointments can be found at Academic Advising.  

Current international students can register online through the Triton Student Portal, with an academic advisor, or if they know the course and section number of the class they would like to register for, they may email or contact the Admissions Call Center at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130.

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Tuition & 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 2024-2025 school year and Summer 2025 the tuition for students on a Foreign Student Visa (F-1) is assessed at a rate of $495.00* 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 $563.00* per credit hour.  

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.  

Financial assistance is not available for international students.  

Please review tuition payment schedules and payment options at Admissions | Tuition and Fees.  

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

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Frequently Asked Questions 

When will I receive my Form I-20?

Can I work while I am a full-time international student?

Are scholarships available for international students?

How early can I arrive in the U.S. before my classes begin?

How many semester hours do I have to enroll in to be considered full-time?

How much is tuition?

What housing options are available to international students?

Can I travel as an international student?

What is a Designated School Official?

Where can I purchase books?

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If you have questions about becoming an international student at Triton College, contact your International Student Advisor/Designated School Official: 

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, Ext. 3239.

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