Initial F-1 Visa Applicants (Outside the U.S.)
Initial F-1 Visa Applicants
Step 1: Complete the Collin College International Application for Admission
International student applications must have accurate student information, including your home country address to issue an I-20.
1a: Certification of ResidencyPDF
(Oath / Signature Part I)
Step 2: Official TOEFL (institution code: 6805) or IELTS scores must be submitted with the following minimum scores to be considered college-level ready:
TOEFL--525 for the paper based test or 71 for internet based test
IELTS--6.5 or higher
TOEFL/ILETS scores will not exempt you from Texas Success Initiative (TSI) needed to determine your college placement. For more information aboutTSI Assessement and exemptions click here.
English as a Second Language Program (ESL)
TOEFL or ILETS scores for the English Language Program must be submitted with the following minimum scores:
IELTS--4.5 (4.0 minimum in each skill)
TOEFL iBT 32 (8 minimum in each skill)
TOEFL pBT 385 (93 minimum in each skill)
• Bank statement showing balance equal or
Parents, relatives or friends (if outside
• Letter of guarantee from sponsor AND
• Official letter confirming type and amount of financial
Step 4: Submit transcripts from foreign high school or college; unofficial transcripts acceptable.
Step 5: A copy of the front page of your passport showing your name, country of origin, and the expiration date of the passport.
Step 6: Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine is required of all students who are under the age of 22 a least 10 days before the
start of the semester.
Step 7: Mail or email all required documents found in steps 2 through 6 to:
International Student Office
Collin College - SCC
2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75074
Step 8: Before you make an appointment at the American Consulate for your F-1 VISA click on the SEVIS I-901 fee payment link and print the receipt.
Upon arrival to the U.S., please report to the International Students Office with the original documents of:
> Current I-20
> ISO Local or Foreign Address Form