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Steps to Apply for International Students

MHCC offers over 120 academic programs that are open to international students. This includes learning English, technical career programs, and ones designed to help you transfer to a university. We also offer chances to join student government, clubs, sports, and other activities. At Mt. Hood Community College, we take pride in the fact that our students receive caring, personal attention to help you every step of the way at MHCC. We have agreements with all our state universities, so all of our students who earn a transfer degree can get into any state university. 

If you’re ready to get started at MHCC, follow the application steps below.

STEP 1: Submit Your International Student Application

Complete and submit your application online. Please be aware that the application for international students is different from the application for other students. Use the link below to complete the right application if you are an international student.

Complete your international student application 

STEP 2: Send Your Supporting Documents

Along with your application, please submit the following documents that support your application. You can upload and attach these documents to the application itself or send them through email after you've applied.

If you are transferring from a U.S. college or university, you also need to submit:

  • F-1 visa (copy)
  • Current I-20 (copy)
  • Official transcript(s) from all previously attended US institutions and transfer evaluation request

If you don’t attach these documents to the online application, please send them to:


Or by mail to:

International Student Program 
Mt. Hood Community College 
26000 S.E. Stark St.
Gresham, OR, 97030 USA


STEP 3: Take the Free College Placement Test

No TOEFL/IELTS score is required! Students must take an English placement test through MHCC before registering for classes. Students transferring from a US high school, college, or university may not need the college placement test.

Schedule your free college placement test 

Still have questions?

Read through the international students application guide for more information about the admission process to MHCC.