International Student Admissions
Welcome to the international studetn admission page for Carteret Community College (CCC). This web page includes all the information you should need in order to submit an application and supporting credentials to be considered for admission. To come to the United States (U.S.) to attend college, you must first complete all the requirements listed. After your admissions file is complete, Carteret Community College will issue the Form I-20, which will allow you to apply for an F or M Visa through your nearest United States embassy or consulate, click here.
All international students must fully complete and submit all required documentation in order to be considered for admission. Incomplete or online applications will not be considered. Faxed or unofficial documents will not be accepted. All necessary forms are available from this website for you to print.
- Submit a Carteret Community College Applicaiton for Admission being applying on-line. Please provide complete information. Incomplete forms will result in delays in reviewing applications.
- To complete some program requirements, submit complete, certified, and official academic records/transcripts from secondary school in English (equivalent to high school education in the U.S.), from a recognized service such as World Education Services, Inc., http://www.wes.org. Records should include courses taken, grades received, and degrees or certificates earned.
- To complete some program requirements, submit complete, certified, and official academic records/transcripts from post-secondary/higher education (university or training programs) in English from a recognized service such as World Education Services, Inc., http://www.wes.org. Records should include courses taken, grades received, and degrees or certificates earned.
- For applicants from non-native English speaking countries, submit official Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (paper), 213 (computer), or 64 for Internet Based Test (iBT) sent from Educational Testing Services. Computer based tests are only valid for two years from the test date. To submit a TOEFL score, applicants must provide a copy of their official TOEFL score report or have the score reported directly to Carteret Community College. The TOEFL code for Carteret Community College is 5092. Click here to electronically request your TOEFL scores be sent to the Admissions Office. Applicants should submit SAT or ACT scores. The scores must be high enough to waive college placement test requirements. SAT scores for critical reading and writing require a minimum score of 500 on both tests and the SAT for math requires a score of 550. The ACT scores for math and English require a minimum of 20 in each category. Click here to electronically request your SAT or ACT scores be sent to the Admissions Office. For those applicants who did not take the SAT or ACT, a COMPASS, ASSET, or Accuplacer placement test score must be furnished with a score high enough to waive college preparatory course requirements. All new students are required to take the computer literacy and keyboarding skills speed test. Contact the International Student Advisor for questions about how to arrange taking a placement test in a foreign country.
- Submit proof of financial support, by submitting a confidential financial statement including sponsors Affidavit of Financial Support and an original and official letter, in English, from sponsors bank verifying that there are sufficient funds available for applicant, and any accompanying dependents, to complete one year of study (fall, spring, and summer terms). An Form I-20 will not issued until all financial documentation is received and approved.
- Date account was opened.
- Current account balance (showing a minimum of $29,368.00 on deposit)
- A current exchange rate or U.S. dollar equivalent.
- This letter must be on bank stationary and signed by a bank official, and notarized and certified by a notary public. A photocopy or original copy of your sponsors monthly bank statement DOES NOT QUALIFY!
** The signature on your Affidavit of Financial Support must be notarized or certified by a notary public. An original and official letter from your sponsors bank or financial institution giving the following information:
If you plan to support yourself (no sponsor), an Affidavit of Financial Support is not required. You must, however, submit a letter from your bank with the above information and the bank account must be in the students name.
- Once admitted, and prior to registration, the student must also complete and submit the Supplemental Visa Application and provide copies of the Form I-20, Visa and Passport to the Admissions Office.
Cost of Attendance:
International students are required to pay for all expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, living expenses, and travel. CCC does not provide financial assistance or housing nor guarantee employment for international students.
2011-2012 Cost of Attendance (12 month)
* Tuition and fees: $ 9,040.00
Books and supplies: $ 1,570.00
Transportation: $ 4,060.00
Personal expenses: $ 2,941.00
Room and board: $11,557.00
SEVIS registration: $ 200.00
** Tuition and fees are fixed costs subject to increase at any time by the N.C. State Legislature or the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees. The other items are estimates and should be considered as the minimum.
Overview of F-1 or M-1 Entry Process:
- Student applies to Carteret Community College and gains admission.
- School generates the Form I-20 and sends it to the student.
- After receiving the Form I-20, the prospective student must pay the SEVIS I-901 fee at www.fmjfee.com, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Student and Exchange Visitor Program processing website.
- The student takes the Form I-20 to an American Embassy or Consulate for an interview and obtains an F or M Visa no earlier than 90 days before the reporting date on the Form I-20.
- Student presents the Form I-20 and Visa at the U. S. Port of Entry no more than 30 days before the program start date on the Form I-20.
Maintaining F-1 and M-1 Status
The student must register and maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours every Fall and Spring semester. If you have difficulty with this requirement, you must meet with the International Student Advisor to discuss your situation before you register. F-1 and M-1 Visa status has no provision for part-time study.
The student must know the expiration date of your Form I-20, Visa and Passport. Your Form I-20 can be extended or changed by the International Student Advisor. Your Visa can only be renewed outside the U.S. at a Consulate or Embassy in your home country. Your Passport can be renewed in the U.S. by your home country embassy, click here.
Remember - It is always best to check with the International Student Advisor if you have questions about immigration or Visa status issues.
International Students in Distance Learning Courses
Non-U.S. citizens are welcome to enroll in Distance Learning courses (Internet courses). Since a student taking Distance Learning courses will reside outside of the physical boundaries of the United States, he or she will be exempt from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) regulations and Visa requirements. A student follows the same admission procedure to Carteret Community College for Distance Learning courses as U.S. citizens. See the section in this catalog on General Admission requirements for more information. All Distance Learning international students will be charged out-of-state tuition rates established by the North Carolina General Assembly.
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