International and ESL Student Admissions 

  • Allen College is accepting applications for F-1 students through fall 2024. F-1 students will not be admitted after the fall 2024 term.

Allen College is dedicated to preparing you to be a leader in your healthcare field. We are committed to providing an equal opportunity for all students capable of meeting the College's educational obligations; and grant without discrimination, all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  International and ESL students have additional admission requirements that must be met in order to enroll in any Allen College program.

Allen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, age, national origin, veteran status, disability or handicap in administration of its admission policies, educational policies, scholarships and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

Please contact Joanna Ramsden-Meier, Dean, Enrollment Management, with any of your concerns and questions at (319) 226-2004 or email

Allen College can only admit F-1 students to on-ground programs.

Programs accepting F1 students through fall 2024.

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Accelerated and Traditional 
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Radiography

    Programs that DO NOT accept F1 students. 

    • BSN-DNP
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Health Professions Education, EdD
    • Medical Imaging
    • Medical Lab Science
    • Master of Science in Nursing
    • Physical Therapy
    • Post-Graduate Certificate
    • Public Health