International Students

All international students are encouraged to complete and submit the application for admission at least 21 ninety (90) days prior to the beginning of the semester. Credentials to be submitted to the Office of Admissions include:
  • Complete and submit admissions application.
  • Submit official transcript from any previous high school or college coursework.
  • Submit certified, English language, translation of any transcript submitted.
  • Submit official TOEFL or IELTS score report.
  • Submit copy of passport.
  • Submit copy of Visa (if applicable).
  • Submit copy of any previous I-20 (if applicable).
  • Submit I-20 Transfer Form from past schools (if applicable).
  • Submit immunization records.
  • Once the above items have been received and processed into the student’s file, the student may schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.
The credentials will be evaluated and a determination of eligibility of admission will be made. The appropriate immigration form will be issued after all credentials have been submitted and the applicant has been admitted to the College.
SLCC offers English or English as a Second Language courses. If a student has no TOEFL, IBT or paper based score OR if it is lower than 60/512, the student is required to enroll in an intensive English course.
English Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
TOEFL Scores: Original results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 512 paper base, 170 computer based, or 60 Internet based is needed for admissions.
IELTS Scores: Original results of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A minimum score of 6.0 is needed for admissions.
If the student‘s native language is English, no TOEFL scores are required. The English ACT or SLCC placement test score will be used to place the student in the appropriate English class.
International students are limited to a maximum 3 credit hours online course per semester. In addition, online courses should not exceed 25 percent of the total curriculum.
Permanent Residency Status Change
For international students who receive/acquire permanent residency status prior to the mid-semester changes will be reflected in the current semester and tuition will be adjusted accordingly to reflect in-state residency. For international students receiving permanent residency after mid-semester, changes will be adjusted for the next semester of enrollment to reflect in-state residency.
Documentation must be submitted immediately once permanent residency status has been granted/awarded by the Bureau of Citizenship Immigration Services (BCIS) to the Director of Admissions/Registrar for processing student information in the Student Exchange Visitors Information System (SEVIS).