Admission of international students (non-immigrants) and immigrant
CCBC responds to the educational needs of all potential students in the
community, including international and immigrant students. This includes
individuals who are visiting on non-immigrant visas.
CCBC offers foreign-born students an opportunity to assess and improve
their English proficiency through English for Speakers of Other
Languages (ESOL) courses.
CCBC requires all students who seek a degree or certificate to take
placement tests in English, reading and mathematics. The purpose of
placement testing is to determine students’ levels of proficiency, NOT
admission to CCBC.
Students with an F-1 visa are required to pay for all expenses,
including tuition, fees, books, transportation, health insurance,
housing and food during their enrollment at CCBC. Students pay all
tuition and fees, including health insurance, when they register for
An applicant who holds an Alien
Registration Card (“green card”) is a person who has been granted
permanent residence in the United States as an immigrant or refugee. A
permanent resident applicant should submit the following documents to
the Admissions office:
Application for Admission
Permanent residency document (green card, form I-551 or I-151 or I-94)
Official high school or college transcript(s)
SAT scores (if applicable)
$15 application fee
International students applying for or on F-1 visa
American Consulate or Embassy, not the college, makes the final decision
on granting the F-1 visa. A student with an F-1 visa is required to
enroll full time for a minimum of 12 credits/billable hours during the
fall and spring semesters.
New international admission applicants must complete and submit the
following documents to the Admissions/International Student Office to
obtain an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for international student
Application for Admission and $15 application fee
Original or certified copy of high school transcript (including
verification of graduation) and/or transcript(s) from college(s)
attended in any country. Transcripts should be accompanied by an
English translation certified by a recognized authority. Students
seeking advanced standing for college or university course work
completed outside the United States will need to request a full
course-by-course evaluation of their transcript(s). While the college
is not recommending any particular evaluation service, the ones most
commonly used by our students are the World Education Services, Inc.
(WES) and Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) and the
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
(AACRAO). The approximate cost of the course-by-course evaluation is
$150. For more information, contact WES at
email@example.com or ECE at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
AACRAO at www.AACRAO.org.
Official TOEFL Report (minimum score of 450 on the paper-based test or
133 on the computer-based test).
TOEFL examination dates and information may be obtained through the U.S.
Embassy or U.S. Consulate, or e-mail
email@example.com. Results should be sent to CCBC by indicating the
college’s institutional codes: CCBC Catonsville – 5137, CCBC Dundalk –
5176, CCBC Essex – 5192. New F-1 students will be required to take the
placement test. The TOEFL is not required if English is the
applicant’s first language or a course equivalent to English 101
(College Composition) has been successfully completed with a “C” grade
or higher at a U.S. college or university.
Notarized Declaration of Financial Support Form with accompanying bank
Notarized financial statement from the financial sponsor on bank
letterhead confirming a minimum of $15,100 (U.S. dollars) is currently
available for applicant’s educational expenses. This statement must be
in English and must show equivalency to U.S. currency. Each year,
non-resident students can expect to pay approximately $5,200 for
tuition and fees, $1,700 for books, and $8,200 for housing, food,
transportation and other personal expenses. Students accompanied by
their families must provide an additional $3,000 for a spouse and
$1,500 for each child. Health insurance is important and required
since medical services in the U.S. are very expensive. Health
insurance must be purchased and verification of coverage must be
presented during the first semester.
Students who enroll at CCBC on an F-1 visa should be prepared to pay all
tuition, fees and living expenses for the complete duration of their
enrollment at CCBC. Individuals who are applying from outside the United
States must present the I-20 form and evidence of financial support to
the nearest U.S. Consulate or U.S. Embassy.
Deadline application dates for new F-1 applicants
Application for Admission and other supporting documents are due in the
Admissions office by the following dates:
F-1 visa transfer students
F-1 students seeking to transfer
from another institution to CCBC must follow the same procedures and
submit the same documents as new F-1 applicants along with the following
Copy of I-20 issued by all previously attended U.S. institution(s)
Copy of passport visa and I-94 card
A letter or certificate of transfer eligibility from the most recently
attended U.S. institution indicating student’s eligibility to transfer
SEVIS release date form from the transferring institution
Notarized Declaration of Financial Support Form with accompanying bank
After all documents are received in the Admissions office, an
International Student Admissions staff member will determine admission
and eligibility for the I-20. Applicants who meet all the requirements
for admission will receive an acceptance letter and I-20 form.
Applicants transferring from another college or university within the
United States who meet all admission requirements to CCBC will receive
an acceptance letter and I-20 form. To complete the transfer process,
applicants will need to meet with a CCBC International Student
Admissions staff member.
Deadline application dates for F-1 transfer students
required documents are due in the Admissions office by the following
Spring semester 1
Summer session I
Individuals with other non-immigrant visas
An applicant who
is in the United States on a temporary visa (visitor, business,
exchange, etc.) must contact the Admissions office to have the
Application for Admission and visa documents reviewed BEFORE registering
for classes. The Department of Homeland Security regulations do not
permit B-1/B-2 visa holders to enroll in classes prior to receiving
approval from USCIS. Other visa holders are permitted to enroll
part-time only. Tuition will be billed at the out-of state rate.
Enrollment in credit courses may be limited according to federal, state
and college regulations. For additional information, contact an
International Student Admissions staff member.
Changes in immigration status
Official USCIS documentation
should be submitted to the Admissions Office if a student’s visa status
changes for any reason during any period of enrollment. In some cases, a
change in visa status may affect the tuition rate.
For additional information, contact an International Student Admissions
International Student Admissions staff