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International Student Admissions Process


Application Deadline:
Summer April 1; Fall June 1; Spring October 1
Applicants currently in the United States must apply 60 days prior to the beginning of classes.

Submit the following to the Admissions Office, Main Building Room 02:

  • An official translated transcript and supporting information from all secondary schools and universities. All university records must be evaluated by an accredited evaluation service.

Suggested sources:

Transcripts are not required for students applying for English Language instruction only.

  • If currently in the United States applying for a Change of Non-Immigrant Status to student visa, submit United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, formerly INS) form I-539 Application to Change Non- Immigrant Status, form I-134 Affidavit of Support, and valid I-94 card from passport. To download forms, visit USCIS website.
  • All New Students issued a Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status must submit the I-901, Fee Remittance for F-1visa. Click here to download the form, or to pay online, visit: www.FMJfee.com.

Transfer Students:
Please read the attached documents and have the Foreign Student Adviser at your school complete the Transfer Eligibility Certification.


Take the ACCUPLACER test. International student applicants whose ACCUPLACER test scores indicate a need for improved English language skills will be referred to BCCC's English Language Instruction program. International students enrolled in regular BCCC programs or in English Language Instruction must maintain full-time course load (at least 12 credits).
 
Residency:
There are two tuition rates, one for State of Maryland residents and one for out-of-state and foreign non-immigrant residents. A person is considered a State resident who has been domiciled in Maryland for not less than three consecutive months prior to enrollment. Domicile means a person's permanent place of residence where physical presence and possessions are maintained and where the person intends to remain indefinitely. A foreign national admitted to the United States as a temporary student or non-immigrant visa may not be considered a resident. It is the responsibility of the student enrolling at the College to declare the proper residency status. A student discovered to have been improperly classified as a State resident will be reclassified as an out-of-state resident and will be required to pay the College the difference in tuition. Misrepresentation of residency to evade payment of out-of-state tuition may be cause for disciplinary action. If you are unsure of your USCIS status in the U.S., please contact the Recruitment, Admissions and Registration Office:


International Students Admission
Liberty Campus
Main Building, Room 02
410-462-8319

Admissions Office Call Center
410-462-8300
MD Toll-Free: 1-888-203-1261
TTY: 1-800-735-2258


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