International Student Services


New International F-1 Applications from Overseas

The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. To apply to CCBC, you will need to submit all of the required documents to International Student Services by June 1 for fall semester or November 1 for spring semester. (If you are already attending a school in the U.S. and would like to transfer to CCBC, click here).

Getting started is easy. Just submit the six items listed below:

  1. CCBC Application for Admission
  2. Certified copy of high school transcripts in English, verifying completion of secondary school
  3. Proof of English Language Proficiency with one of the following:
    • Official TOEFL score report with a minimum of 450 paper-based/133 computerized/45 iBT (TOEFL codes: Catonsville 5137, Dundalk & Essex 5192)
    • IELTS score report with a 5.0 or higher
    • Students from English speaking countries are not required to take TOEFL or IELTS.
      The TOEFL and IELTS scores ensure that students have the English skills needed to find full-time classes at CCBC. However, students with TOEFL or IELTS scores and students from English speaking countries will need to take placement tests to determine if their initial English placements are in non-credit ESOL courses or in college-level English courses.
  4. Declaration of Financial Support form
  5. Original financial statements to verify sufficient funds; these statements must:
    1. Be written in English on bank letterhead
    2. Show the sponsor as the owner of the account
    3. Be less than 6 months old
    4. Show a minimum of $18,533 in U.S. dollars
  6. Personal Data sheet

Download the complete application packet.

After all of your documents are received and reviewed by CCBC, we will send you an acceptance letter, an I-20, and information about the I-901 SEVIS fee via U.S. first-class mail. Please allow up to 12 weeks for delivery. You will need these documents to apply for your F-1 Visa. The U.S. Embassy and the Department of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, not the college, makes the final decision on granting the F-1 student visa. 

For faster delivery, please include a pre-paid DHL or Fed Ex envelope with your mailing address.

If you have questions, you can contact an international student advisor at the Catonsville Campus or at the Essex Campus.

As a student with an F-1 visa, you are required to enroll full time during the fall and spring semesters and will be charged the international student tuition rate. At CCBC, financial aid and many scholarships are not available to F-1 students. You will be expected to continue to pay for all your expenses including tuition, fees, books, transportation, health insurance, housing, and food for the duration of your studies at CCBC. 

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