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 foreign country address to issue an I-20 (foreign country address cannot be a p.o. box).
Step 2: Official TOEFL (institution code: 6805) or IELTS scores must be submitted with the following minimum scores to be considered college-level
TOEFL--internet Based Test (iBT) score 71
IELTS--6.5 or higher
TOEFL/IELTS scores will not exempt you from Texas Success Initiative (TSI) needed to determine your college placement. For more information about TSI Assessment and exemptions click here.
English as a Second Language Program (ESL)
TOEFL or IELTS 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)
For more information about our ESL program, click here.
Step 3: Complete the F-1 Intention to Apply AND provide supporting documentation (English translation required) for at least one of the following:
Parents, relatives, friends, or
Step 4: Submit transcripts from foreign high school or college; unofficial transcripts acceptable (English translated). Collin College requires proof of secondary school leaving qualification equivalent to the U.S. high school diploma.
Step 5: A copy of the front page of your passport showing your name, country of origin, and expiration date with a minimum of 6 months validity.
Step 6: Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine is required of all students who are under the age of 22 at 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