International Students

Information for International Students

Midstate College is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

American Medical Academy, Inc. (AMA) and Midstate College established an exclusive strategic partnership in July 2018 for mutually beneficial business interests.

AMA is an international education, training, and healthcare services provider. AMA is Midstate College’s exclusive strategic and business partner for the purpose of bringing international students to Midstate College. AMA has the full authorization to promote, market and recruit qualified international students, worldwide, for all of our current bachelor and associate degree programs; as well as our continuing education programs and short-term training.

All international candidates, regardless of current residence, who are interested in obtaining admission for any of our academic programs, please contact and work with AMA and its authorized representatives.

For all inquiries related to this matter, contact AMA:

American Medical Academy, Inc. American Medical Academy, Inc.
Tel: +1 (309) 740-2368

Information for International Students

Midstate College welcomes international students to Peoria, Illinois. We work to help them make the transition as smooth and rewarding as possible. All international students take part in an orientation which provides them with the essential information regarding the College, our city, and information to ensure international students stay in compliance with the regulations necessary to maintain their status.

AMA and Midstate want international students to feel confident, focused, and comfortable, not only on the first day of class, but also throughout the student’s tenure at Midstate College. Therefore, AMA has assigned an International Student Coordinator that works with prospective students before they enroll. Midstate has Designated School Officials (DSOs) that work on Midstate College’s campus. Midstate’s DSOs work full-time to assist international students with all of their ongoing educational and living needs. AMA and Midstate College are fully committed to making your educational experience an excellent one.

While studying at Midstate College, questions may arise related to a student’s immigration status. While basic information is found here, current students are encouraged to work with Midstate’s DSO. Most issues are resolved quickly with early intervention. It is important to keep Midstate College informed if any issues arise.

For additional information regarding admissions procedures, policies, and other important information for international students, please review the International Student Guide. It is beneficial to read the International Student Guide before applying.


To be eligible for admission into Midstate College, the student must be at least 18 years old prior to the program start date and provide proof of completion of a valid secondary education degree. Any secondary degree equivalency must be approved by the college. Students must also meet the admissions criteria listed below.

Documentation Required

An international student must provide the following documentation:

  1. Student will submit a completed International Application for Admission.
    1. Student will submit the application fee; for details, contact the AMA International Student Coordinator.
  2. Student will complete the Midstate College entrance exam; a passing score or proof of meeting acceptance criteria is required.
  3. Student will provide proof of English proficiency.
  4. Student will provide evidence of financial support.
  5. Student will use World Education Services as a means to provide official high school and/or, if applicable, college transcripts. Applicant will pay for this service.
  6. Student will submit a photocopy of his or her passport.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all documentation is provided.

International Student Coordinator

Prospective students with questions may contact:

Name Email Address Phone Number
Jacqueline Adams +1 (309) 740-2368

Midstate Primary Designated School Official

Currently enrolled students with questions may contact:

Name Email Address Phone Number
Angela Kepler +1 (309) 692-4092 x1040