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F-1 International Student Application Check List

The Fall 2024 admission deadline for new F-1 applicants is June 1.

F-1 International Student Application Check List

  • Apply for admission to Central Virginia Community College
  • Submit a copy of the applicant's passport, visa (if applicable), and I-94 (if applicable)
  • Applicants are required to have U.S. medical insurance and must submit proof
  • Submit official copies of English translated secondary and university academic records
  • CVCC does not have an English as a Second Language (ESL) program and requires students to be proficient in English. This may be demonstrated by taking the English placement test.
    • Completion of Freshman English with a C or better may waive the English placement test
    • Overseas students are required to submit a TOEFL iBT score of 70+, an IELTS score of 6+, or a Duolingo score of 105+ and will be required to take the English placement test upon arrival
  • Students must submit the following forms and required supplemental material*:

Cost of Attendance

CVCC is a two-year college; however, many students take more than two years to complete their degree. Estimated living costs are only for the nine month academic year. Students who intended to remain in the U.S. in summer should plan for additional costs. Please see the table below for cost of attendance. You will only need to demonstrate funding (in U.S. dollars) for one year but please be advised that you will need to have financial support for the length of your studies. F-1 International students are not eligible to receive financial aid and are classified as out-of-state students at CVCC.

Tuition and FeesCost per Year
Tuition and fees (current rates)$8,613
Books and supplies$1,500
Room and board (not provided by CVCC)$12,000

Transfer Students

If you are an F-1 Transfer Student you will need to submit all of the above documents as well as the following:

  • Copies of current I-20, visa, and I-94
  • We will not require secondary transcripts; however, official copies of all U.S. college or university transcripts are required
  • Completion of the Transfer Eligibility Form (to be completed by the student and the International Student Advisor at the current institution)*

*Please go to the Forms & Additional Resources page for details.

Please Note The Following:

  • CVCC does not operate dormitories, nor does it assume responsibility for locating or securing adequate housing for students.
  • Local bus service for CVCC students is available but is limited.
  • F-1 International students are classified as out-of-state students for tuition payment purposes.
  • Financial Aid is not available to F-1 International students.
  • College policies and procedures apply equally to all students regardless of immigration status.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to know and understand the F-1 Student Rules. Please print the F-1 Student Responsibilities Form, sign, and submit it with your application materials.

CVCC is required by law to notify the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) when a student has failed to maintain status, has violated immigration laws in any way, has changed status, or is no longer attending school. CVCC may refuse admission to students who have not met USCIS requirements for F-1 status.