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TVCC Admissions Office

International Students

Admission for International Students

TVCC International Student Admissions Webpage:

TVCC welcomes international students and offers a personal, supportive learning environment. International students seeking admission must provide the following:

-A completed TVCC Application for Admission
-Schedule an appointment with PDSO or DSO about international admission at 
or contact TVCC DSO Chase Van Weerdhuizen at 541-881-5824 or 

-Proof of completing a high school diploma or equivalent
-Proof of age verified with a photocopy of the identification page of your current passport (international students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of enrollment)
-Official transcripts from all previous high schools, colleges, or universities (transcripts must be in English, and on the official letterhead/stationary of the school)
-International Student Financial Statement Form - Provided following appointment
       --This must be accompanied by an original, current bank statement with a balance     
          equal to the cost of one year of tuition, fees, and living expenses (funds must be
          translated into U.S. currency).
-Evidence of English language proficiency. Applicants coming from a country whose official language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting one of the following requirements:
        --An official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 61 on the
           Internet-Based Test (iBT), at least 173 on the computer-based test (CBT), or at least
           500 on the Paper-Based Test (PBT)
       --A score of at least 6 on the International English Language testing System (IELTS)
       --Graduation from a U.S. high school
       --Completion of an ESL (English as a Second Language) Program.
-Proof of health insurance. All International and Federated States of Micronesia students will be required to document acceptable medical insurance by the time of registration for each term. TVCC strongly recommends students purchase plans that are Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant.

Once the documents stated above have been received, verified, and approved, an I-20 will be generated.

Admissions Steps - To be completed following submission of documents
-Take a Placement Test - TVCC offers virtual placement testing for international students. After you've submitted and your documents have been reviewed by our PDSO, you may schedule your placement test with our Testing Center at
       Requirements for Testing:
       ---Student ID Number
       ---Photo ID to be held up to camera for verification
       ---A stable internet connection and computer with Zoom capability
       ---A working camera on your computer for monitoring during the test
       ---Allowance of TVCC staff to briefly take access of your computer
-If Living on Campus - Submit housing application and deposit at
-Before Arrival In the United States
       --First Term Course Registration - To be done with PDSO or DSO
       --Additional Bank Statements - If student's documents were verified earlier than
          three months before the start of the term, another bank statement from same
          institution(s) must be provided
-Upon Arrival in the United States
       --Meet with PDSO - Review documents and courses scheduled
           ---Signing of the PDSO's copy of the I-20 for college's records
       --Attend Fall New Student Orientation
           ---Winter and Spring students must attend if offered.
*If you submit electronic documents, printed and mailed copies of official documents may be requested to verify authenticity.

-Photocopy of current I-20
-Photocopy of your I-94 - Arrival/Departure Record
-Completed TVCC International Student Transfer-In Form


All records in a foreign language must include the originals accompanied by an English translation. When all of the above forms and required information is received by the Admissions Office, the applicant will then be considered for admission (an I-20 form will not be issued to any individual until all required information has been received and approved by the Admissions Office). All students must enroll by the last scheduled day of registration of each term. Foreign students must register for 12 credits or more to be certified on the I-20 form.

These countries and territories below currently list English as their defacto or official language and are exempt from additional foreign language requirements. Students must still take the Accuplacer test for course registration. 

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Belgium, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Christmas Island, Cook Islands, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Federated States of Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Rwanda, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Jersey, Kenya, Liberia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe