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Thank you for your interest in Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. NEO’s mission is to provide opportunities that promote excellence in learning, service and leadership. That mission extends to our students from around the world who make up an important part of the intellectual and cultural community in northeast Oklahoma. Below you will find all the information you need to begin your educational journey at NEO. Please be sure to follow all instructions completely to ensure your admission to NEO.

In order to attend NEO A&M College as an F-1 Visa student, all required documents must be completed and on file in our Admissions Office. Once we receive the required documentation we will issue you an I-20 form which you must take to the consulate for your Visa.

Send all the completed forms and required documents to:
International Programs
c/o Elizabeth Flees
NEO A&M College
200 I Street NE
Miami, OK 74354

If you have any further questions please contact International Programs at (918) 540-6174. Toll free, dial 1-800-GO-GO-NEO (1-800-46-46-636) and ask for International Programs.

When You Arrive at NEO

You may enter the U.S. up to 30 days prior to the beginning of school, however the NEO Dorms will not open until the weekend before school starts. Follow these steps when you arrive on campus:

  1. International Programs Office (IPO), located on floor -1 of the Library/Administration building. You will need your passport, I-20, and dorm room assignment.
  2. Complete Computerized Placement Tests (CPT Testing) to determine your initial placement in various courses. If your scores are deficient, you will be placed in noncredit, remedial classes. This may add course work to your schedule and require additional semesters for completion.
  3. You will be assigned an advisor in your major who will enroll you as a student at NEO if you have not already been enrolled.
  4. Tuberculosis (TB) Tests & Immunization Records–NEO requires tuberculosis screening for all international students. You will need to be tested by the school nurse and submit the result to the IPO within 30 days of your program start date. Contact the school nurse at +1 (918) 533-4325.


In accordance with federal law, the NEO International Student Office will not communicate about a student’s application, admission or enrollment at NEO A&M College with anyone other than the student applying. Students should use their own personal email addresses when contacting the school. Documents submitted by international recruiters will not be accepted.

Important Information

Airport Pick-up

NEO does not offer airport pick-up. Students are required to arrange pick-up. The nearest domestic airport, Joplin Regional Airport (JLN), is 50 km from campus. The nearest international airport, Tulsa International Airport (TUL), is 140 km from campus.


NEO dorms will be closed for most major holidays, semester breaks, and during the summer. International students will not be permitted to remain on campus during these times and the cafeteria will not be open. Please be sure you make arrangements for your room and board during those times.

If you have any further questions please contact International Programs at (918) 540-6393. Toll free, dial 1-800-GO-GO-NEO (1-800-46-46-636) and ask for International Programs