International Students

Information for International Students

American Medical Academy, Inc. (AMA) and Midstate College, Inc. have 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 and future master, bachelor and associate degree programs; as well as our Diploma programs, general education courses, 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 obtaining admission.

For all inquiries related to this matter contact AMA’s Peoria office:

American Medical Academy, Inc. American Medical Academy, Inc.
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614-3595 USA
Tel: +1 (309) 740 2368

AMA (Midstate College) Regional Marketing Office:

(For Mid-East, Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, China & SE Asia)
206 BMC House
N1 Connaught Place, Middle Circle
New Delhi 110001, India
Tel: +91 11 2335 1873 / 2331 2221 / 2331 2223

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 on Midstate College’s campus. AMA’s on-site coordinator works 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 a student’s immigration status. While basic information is found here, current students are encouraged to work with AMA’s onsite International Student Coordinator. Most issues are resolved quickly with early intervention. It is important to keep AMA and Midstate College informed if any issues arise.

AMA has arranged for a major US law firm to assist with our international student needs, i.e. visas, etc. The law firm is well-experienced in international law, immigration, global migration and international students. The law firm is positioned to assist AMA and Midstate College with any current and future International student status and all related matters. Prospective and current students pay the cost for services, directly to the law firm. With over 100 lawyers, this firm supports its legal services with multilingual legal professionals. For more information, please contact AMA representative office or write to

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 to the AMA International Student Coordinator in order to obtain a Form I-20 from Midstate College.

  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 is required.
  3. Student will provide proof of English proficiency (see English Proficiency Requirements section).
  4. Student will provide evidence of financial support (see below section titled 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.
  7. Student will provide proof of health insurance showing coverage for the duration of the student’s time in the United States.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all documentation is provided to the AMA International Student Coordinator.

Financial Support

A prospective student must submit financial documentation as per AMA’s requirement and certifying access to funding for the duration of the student’s program, pursuant to US federal code.

If the student is self-funded, they must submit:

  • An official original bank letter on bank letterhead (in English)
  • Certifying the
    • Account holder’s name
    • Date account was opened
    • Type of account
    • Current balance in U.S. dollars
    • Date of the statement

This certification must show available liquid funds per the offer letter AMA issues for the first-year expenses at Midstate College, exclusive of travel expenses. Certification of funds must be dated within 30 days of issuing the I-20.

If the student has a U.S. sponsor, the Affidavit of Support (Form I-134) must be filled out and submitted to the admissions representative, as well as the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Questions regarding the Affadavit of Support can be viewd at: Affidavit of Support Instructions.

Designated AMA Officials

If you have any questions, please contact one of the designated school officials listed below.

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