NEW! As COVID cases rapidly increase, Governor DeWine has strengthened his edict regarding masks. We ask that you recommit to wearing a mask, washing your hands and adhering to social distancing guidelines with those outside of your immediate family. We have been successful in providing safe environments on our campuses and intend to continue with a majority online course format AND in-person student services available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY through the Spring 2021 semester. Students should check with faculty members for course changes and scheduling for the Spring semester. We are operating at the highest level of service and success in the state and are disrupting the path of COVID-19 at our sites. Thank you for helping us to continue to be a model for a safe learning environment. Edison State continues to serve our students via DISTANCE- and HYBRID-LEARNING technology in Fall 2020. For current Edison State COVID-19 info click
COVID-19 Notice | 2020–2021 Academic Year
As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, the challenges and uncertainty for delivering course content remain in this COVID-19 environment. Edison State Community College intends to provide academic courses through a variety of formats, including hybrid, remote and online. Since unanticipated circumstances at any time could affect the ability to deliver course content in a particular manner, Edison State reserves the right to modify the delivery method for course content for the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. Irrespective of the delivery format Edison State’s competitive tuition and course fee structure shall remain the same for academic courses, consistent with published Edison State tuition and fee schedules. There will be no refund or reduction on tuition or course fees, since Edison State will be providing a full semester of instruction and awarding full academic credit to those who satisfactorily fulfill course requirements.
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NEW! There are now TWO convenient dropboxes at the Piqua Campus—one is located outside the Robinson Student Career Center—the other is located outside the North Hall entrance. We encourage you to use letter-size envelopes. SEAL the envelope and place name of recipient on the front.
Edison State Community College celebrates being part of a global community and the diversity of all individuals—both locally and internationally. We look forward to the culture, knowledge and experience that you will bring to our campus community.
International students, for personal assistance contact
Director of Student Services
Director of Transfer Pathways Advising
Click below to review your admissions checklist.
Edison State Community College is dedicated to maintaining an environment that celebrates the diversity of all individuals. We are committed to student success, both academically and personally. Each student that is accepted to Edison State is a unique and special person who will be offered the greatest amount of respect and understanding. Please take a moment to review the following information prepared especially for you.
International students are required to be enrolled in a degree program as full-time students (12 or more credit hours) each semester. The academic year is divided into two semesters and a summer term. Fall semester begins in August; Spring semester begins in January; Summer semester begins in June. Fees must be paid before the beginning of each term.
Edison State Community College is a state-assisted, two-year college that was chartered by the Ohio Board of Regents in 1973. The College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The College is co-educational and has an enrollment of approximately 4,000 students. The average age of our students is 25.
Edison State Community College is located in Piqua, Ohio. Our 130-acre campus is near the intersection of US Route 36 and Interstate 75 in West Central Ohio. The nearest international airport is 25 miles south, near Dayton, Ohio.
Edison State Community College does NOT provide dormitories or make any other arrangements for student housing. Students commute to the college. Those students living in the area apartments make their own housing arrangements and provide their own transportation. Piqua does not have a city-wide bus service.
NOTE Out-of-state tuition and fees are subject to change by the Edison State Board of Trustees.
Career counseling and assessment is available to assist you in making career, occupational, personal and educational decisions.
Academic assessment is provided to help determine the appropriate course level for each individual student. Basic preparatory courses are available for students whose placement scores indicate the need. Edison State does not provide an ESL program.
TOEFL score requirements are as follows:qualifying score of 4500 on the paper-based TOEFL exam;qualifying score of 175 on the computer-based TOEFL exam;qualifying score of 61 on the internet-based TOEFL exam; andqualifying score of 6 on the IELTS
One-on-one tutorial assistance is available at no additional cost.
The College has 40 full-time and 100 adjunct faculty members. The College employs an additional 85 associates that provide administrative and support services.
International students with F-1 status (maintaining minimum course load for full-time status) are eligible to work on campus, but are not permitted to work off-campus.
Application for admission including all supporting documentation must be completed and received by:
Applicants are encouraged to have their applications completed earlier than the above dates.
Application for admission including all supporting documentation must be completed and received 45 days prior to the start of the semester/term. The following dates are guidelines:
Edison State Community College cannot issue an I-20 without sufficient verification of funds. It is estimated that an international student will need a minimum of $19,881 per year for tuition and living expenses while attending Edison State. Total funding required is $39,762. Adequate funding for your education and living expenses in the U.S. is a critical factor in successfully obtaining your student visa. You are required to submit official financial documentation and an official letter(s) verifying that these funds will be available to you for the duration of your education and stay in this country.
Requests for further information should be addressed to:
International Student Admissions
Edison State Community College
1973 Edison Drive
Piqua, OH 45356 USA