South Central College is authorized by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service to accept non-immigrant students. In addition to completing the regular student admission procedures for full-time students, all international students must complete the international student application and meet the following requirements:

Admissions Checklist:

When all the above requirements have been met, international student information will be entered into the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), a government, computerized system that maintains and manages data about foreign students and exchange visitors during their stay in the United States.  This tracking system is part of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), which is now managed by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  SEVIS is the agency that will issue an I-20 MN Form, which will allow students to proceed with arrangements to enter the United States and begin studying. 

Application Timeline:

Admissions Timeline
South Central College encourages completion of the application process early to assure the best course availability. Completion of application materials is required by the dates listed to be invited to the STAR (Advising and Registration) session the following week.

Admission Deadline
Summer Session
Admission Deadline
Admission Deadline






Prospective Student Resources:

International Student Application (PDF document 131K)
This application is to be used by international students applying as freshmen and as transfer students.

10 Tips On Getting A U.S. Visa (PDF document 22K)
Points to Remember When Applying for a Nonimmigrant Visa - Courtesy of NAFSA

Current Student Resources:

SEVIS Transfer - Out Form  (PDF document 14K)
International Students Request to Transfer from SCC to another Educational Institution within the US

F-1 Reinstatement  (PDF document 35K)
Template for International Students to Request "Re-instatement" from the Department of Homeland Security

Reduced Course Load Form (PDF document 25K)
Academic Adviser Certification for International Students Enrolled Less Than Full-Time

Program Extension Request Form (PDF document 25K)
Academic Adviser Certification extending your I-20 Form for International Students Requesting an Extension

Optional Practical Training Checklist (PDF document 25K)
Academic Advisor Certification for International Students Requesting OPT