PTC makes the admissions process as simple and straightforward as possible, and we start classes four times every year.
International students should:
- Live outside of the 50 United States and its territories
- Have proficient English skills
- Provide financial support documentation
- Not be serving in the US Military
- Be 18 + years of age
How to apply for admission
Please review the application requirements and process to be sure you have all the necessary documents and information. Assistance is available through the International Student Office.
The required documents you will need:
- International Application Form https://www.ptcollege.edu/admissions-financial-aid/international/international-application
- Official secondary or post-secondary transcripts of academic grades (translated into English) and proof of graduation
- Proof of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
- Financial support documentation
- $200 (U.S.) Tuition Deposit
- $350 (U.S.) Residence Deposit.
International students attending PTC must provide proof of English proficiency, and there are a variety of ways to do that:
- Proof of completion of secondary education (or higher) in a country in which English is the primary language
- Proof of completion of secondary education at an international high school where English was the language of primary instruction
- Transcript demonstration of completion of an English composition course taken at a U.S. institution of higher learning with a grade of C or higher.
If you have completed a standardized English Assessment, the following scores are applicable:
TOEFL (All programs except School of Nursing)
Paper-Based Computer-Based Internet-Based
500 173 61
IELTS test score: 5.0
TOEFL (School of Nursing)
Paper-Based Computer-Based Internet-Based
560 220 83
IELTS test score: 6.5
Prior university experience
If you have prior university experience, you must provide an official evaluation of your previous education documents upon application.
Incoming international students will need to have their credentials from their previous schools evaluated as part of the PTC application process. There are several organizations that assist in credential evaluation. The World Education Services organization and Global Credential Evaluators, Inc. provide this service. To contact these organizations click on the links to their websites below. Your PTC admissions representative will be happy to help you with the credential evaluation process.
The City of Bridges
Pittsburgh Technical College is located in Oakdale, PA, a small town tucked into a quiet community. This tranquil campus setting provides PTC students an environment free from urban congestion and a learning environment conducive to academic pursuits.
But only if that’s what you want.
For the student ready to venture off campus, there are plenty of choices in and around PTC for entertainment during your stay as a student. Just a short drive from campus is the Robinson Township area. Here you can find fast food, casual dining, and fine restaurants. The Robinson area also offers theaters, clubs, fitness centers, entertainment venues, bowling lanes, walking and biking trails, and parks.
Explore Pittsburgh, a world-class city.
Pittsburgh has enjoyed a renaissance that brought clear skies and clean air.
The city is sometimes called the City of Bridges and, in fact, has 46 bridges.
Art enthusiasts can nurture their creative spirit in the halls of The Andy Warhol Museum, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the Frick Art and Historical Center, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. Smaller galleries including the Mattress Factory connect Pittsburgh to its vibrant art scene. History buffs can visit the Fort Pitt Museum at Point State Park or spend a day at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Senator John Heinz History Center.
Pittsburgh is also a major sports town, home to Pittsburgh Steelers football (American), Pittsburgh Pirates baseball, and Pittsburgh Penguins hockey.
International students ready to explore beyond the city boundaries can see Western Pennsylvania’s lush countryside or travel to cities farther away. Just a short drive away are Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Nemacolin Woodlands, and Hidden Valley Resort, which offer alpine and cross country skiing in the winter and biking and hiking in the summer, plus several casinos and gaming venues.
Weekend getaways by car can include Lake Erie, PA; the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC; Atlantic City, NJ; the American and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls; and the Atlantic Ocean seashore. Just an hour away by plane are New York City, Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia, some of the largest and most exiting cities in the USA.
PTC’s Western Pennsylvania home is an ideal location to explore the history and culture of America while pursuing your PTC education.