Supplemental International Student Application Documents

  • All applicants to the College must complete the BCCC Admission Application. In addition, if you are applying to attend BCCC as an international student, please submit the documents described below:

    All international student applicants must submit the following:

    1. Address Verification Form signed by you and your host in the USA
    2. Dependent (F-2) Request Form signed by you (if you have no dependents, please fill out the form and indicate “no dependents”)
    3. Financial Support Statement signed by you and your sponsor,
    4. Financial documents to support the Financial Support Statement or official affidavit from the sponsor. Please refer to the International Student Twelve-Month Budget to find out more about the financial documentation necessary for admission as an international student.
    5. Copy of your passport (biographical page only)
    6. Proof of English proficiency if English is not your first language. Please review the ESL Pathway Program web page for more information.
    7. Requested, but optional: secondary high school completion certificate
    8. Optional: An official translated transcript and supporting information from all secondary schools and universities.  To transfer post-secondary credits to BCCC, all university records must be evaluated by an accredited evaluation service which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, such as:

    If You are a Transfer Student:

    International students currently in the USA on F-1 student visa status and who plan to transfer to Baltimore City Community College from another U.S. college or university need to submit the items listed above and the following:

    Once you are admitted, we will issue an acceptance letter. You will need to present this to your international student adviser at your current school, as well as any other requirements they may have, in order to release your SEVIS record to BCCC. Make sure you find out from your international student adviser/DSO how to have your SEVIS record released to our college. Please note that F1 transfer student’s SEVIS record must be released to BCCC no later than 15 days prior to the start of the semester.

    If you plan to leave the USA prior to enrolling at BCCC, please indicate this when you submit your application.

    If your F-1 status expires before you start classes at BCCC, you may be able to apply to USCIS for reinstatement to legal F-1 status, or you may have to travel back home and re-enter the U.S. to regain your status. You should consult with a qualified immigration attorney and your international student advisers at your previous school and at BCCC.

    If you are applying for a Change of Status:

    We recommend you first meet with a qualified immigration attorney, and then one of our international student advisors, before attempting to change your current non-immigrant visa to F-1 student visa status. Your lawyer can help you complete Form I-539, Application to Change Non-Immigrant Status, and assemble all supporting documentation. Before sending your I-539, you must include a Form I-20 from a school that admits you