International Students

Blackhawk Technical College welcomes international students and is authorized to issue I-20s for students attending under F-I visas and M-1 visas. Blackhawk is not authorized to issue I-20s to students for the study of the English language.

International students are not considered Wisconsin residents and are required to pay out-of-state tuition. Requirements for admission include:

  • Blackhawk Admissions Application (paper form, not online).
  • TOEFL score of 500 (paper version) or 61 (Internet-based version) or better.¬†If English is the native language in the applicant's home country, no proof of proficiency is required.
  • Secondary and post-secondary transcripts must be evaluated by a credential evaluation service (such as WES, NACES, or ECE).
  • Financial support verification.
  • A non-refundable application fee and a deposit.
  • Students wishing to transfer - verification of good academic standing (Grades of C or better and a GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale).
  • Satisfactory placement test upon arrival at Blackhawk- Next-Generation Accuplacer or ACT.

Issuance of an I-20 is contingent upon meeting all admission requirements.

Please review the International Student Packet.

For additional information, contact the Admissions Office at 608-757-7710.