INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES
To be considered for admission to Cloud County Community College, international students must have graduated from the equivalent of a U.S. high school (12 years of education) and submit the following documents:
All international students must contact the Admissions Office to complete and submit appropriate paperwork to the College 30 days prior to the first day of class.
Appropriate paperwork is as follows:
1. A completed application for admission.
2. An official copy of high school diploma and/or matriculation certificate and official copies of complete high school transcripts.
3. Official test scores demonstrating proficiency in both oral and written use of the English language. A score of 500 (paper based test or PBT), 173 (computer based test or cBT) or 61 (Iinternet based test or iBT) on the TOEFL Examination is the minimum requirement for admission subject to the following exceptions:
-410-499 (PBT), 100-172 (cBT), or 40-60 (iBT) will be conditionally admitted, but will be required to attend and successfully complete the English as a Second Language (ESL) Boot Camp.
-500-547 (PBT), 173-209 (cBT), or 61-78 (iBT) will be required to enroll in ESL coursework during the full session semester.
- 548 or higher (PBT), 210 or higher (cBT), or 79 or higher (iBT), will not be required to enroll in ESL courses.
4. A completed statement of financial support, signed by both a financial sponsor (usually) a parent or legal guardian) and by the student.
5. A certified bank statement dated within six months of the start of classes showing the equivalent of $11,000 USD. This verifies that the sponsor has sufficient funds for sponsoring one year of study at Cloud. This is the estimated one year cost for tuition, books, fees, housing and living expenses.
6. Each international student must have proof of health insurance. All international students must purchase a plan from the college's agreed upon options. (See policy E7)
After these steps are completed, the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) and/or the Designated School Official (DSO) will review the contents and make a decision regarding the student’s admission. If the decision is favorable, an I-20 form and official letter of admission will be mailed directly to the student. These documents will allow the student to apply to the nearest U.S. Consular Office for an F-1 non-immigrant student visa. Once the visa has been obtained, the student will be permitted to enter the United States and begin full-time studies at CCCC.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INSURANCE: Each student on a F1 visa is required to have proof of international student health insurance. F1 students will purchase insurance through International Student Insurance (ISI), Cloud County Community College's selected provider. For more information on the International Student Health Insurance requirement or to purchase the insurance on the CCCC International Student Insurance page.