International Student Applicant
If you are ready to begin your Bucks application process, here is what we need from you:
The first step will be to secure your student visa, allowing you to enter the United States for educational purposes. To do that, Bucks must process Form I-20, your Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status.
In order to process Form I-20 promptly so you can begin the visa process, you will need to provide us with some documents. Be sure to provide original documents, accompanied by an English translation, and send everything together in one mailing, so that your application is complete. Any copies emailed, must be in color and legible.
Complete the online International Student Application. If you prefer a paper copy International Student Application.
- TAKE THE COLLEGE PLACEMENT TESTS
The reading, writing and math placement tests are conducted remotely. Details will follow after your application has been processed. These are important to determine if you qualify for college-level studies and can be issued an I-20.
- TRANSFER STUDENT FORM
If you are transferring from another United States college or university, complete the F-1 Transfer Student Form.
- SUPPORT AFFIDAVIT FORM
A notarized Sponsor Affidavit Form to show that your family or sponsor will be supporting you financially while you are in the United States. If you are financially self-supporting, no affidavit is required.
- BANK STATEMENT
A copy of a bank account statement - personal account - confirming that you or your family or sponsor have the necessary funds for the first year of study. Required funds for the academic year is currently $26,873, which is an estimate of total costs: $13,373 in tuition and fees*, $12,000 for housing, and $1,500 for other expenses, including health insurance and books. Please know that these amounts are approximate. Bank statements must be no more than 120 days old (4 months). If you are bringing dependents, please add an extra $6,000 per dependent.
*Based on 12 credits per semester
- PASSPORT COPY
A copy of your passport's photo page. (Do not send your actual passport!)
Send Document and Forms:
Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Once the I-20 is prepared, generally within two (2) weeks, students will be provided "next step" instructions, including student-arranged shipping through eShipGlobal.
|We must receive everything by:||To start at Bucks in:|
Fall Semester (August start-December)
|November 1st||Spring Semester (January start-May)|
Bucks County Community College does not have on-campus residence halls. Housing is the responsibility of the student. Please note that the majority of a student's classes may take place at our Newtown Campus, so consider this location in your housing plans.
- All international students are required to obtain health insurance. The insurance must include the benefits of "medical evacuation" and "repatriation." Students can self-select their insurance, which must be obtained prior to the start of any semester.
High School Diplomas and University Transcript Evaluation and Translation
- For academic purposes, you may need to have your educational credentials evaluated.
- Your high school diplomas and/or college transcripts can be evaluated at any of the member agencies listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered "official" the translation that is generated must come directly to our college in a sealed envelope from the evaluating agency. Any faxes, photocopies, or documents in opened envelopes are considered "unofficial" and cannot be accepted for transfer credit.