I am an … International Student Applicant

A person seeking to be admitted to a degree or certificate program at Springfield Technical Community College and obtain an F-1 visa. F-1 Visa students are not permitted to work off-campus while they are enrolled in school, unless they qualify under special circumstances as defined by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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  • Explore Programs

    As an international student at Springfield Technical Community College, you have the opportunity to earn a two-year Associate’s degree or one-year Certificate. Visit the Degrees & Certificates page to see all of our credit program offerings or to narrow down your options based on your interests or a particular area of study.

    If you have questions, please contact the Admissions office at 413-755-3333, email Admissions@stcc.edu, or stop by Building 19, Room 168.

  • Complete Admissions Application

    In addition to completing the international student application, you must submit all documents associated with the application. Admissions representatives help international students obtain their I-20 (form) so they can apply for an F-1 Student Visa. Students must submit an online application for admission as well as all supplementary material in order to receive their acceptance letter and I-20 (form).

    Application deadlines for international student admissions are as follows:

    • June 1 for fall (September) semester
    • November 1 for spring (January) semester

    Application Requirements:

    Students must take the following steps to complete their admissions application:

    1. Complete the Online Application.
    2. Submit notarized copies of the Living Expenses Form & Tuition and Fees Form.
    3. Submit a notarized, English translation of your high school transcript. The transcript must be an original document and must include the graduation date. If applicable, please include official college transcripts. College transcripts must be notarized, English translated, and presented in a sealed envelope.
    4. If the primary language in your country is not English, please submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores. STCC requires a score of 80 or higher on the internet-based (IBT) or 525 or higher on the paper-based test (PBT).
    5. If you are currently in the U.S. and seek to change your current visa status to an F-1 visa status, or if you are transferring from another college as an F-1 visa holder, you must submit a copy or your valid passport and current visa. Transfer students must also submit the Student Transfer Form.
    6. Students must submit documentation indicating that they have enough funds to attend STCC for one academic year (or two semesters) as outlined below:
    Tuition & Fees $14,054 (12 credits per semester plus insurance as of 5/4/2018)
    Living Expenses $10,000 per person on visa*
    Books & Supplies $ 1,200
    Total Expenses $25,254

    *If you are requesting a visa for one or more dependents, an additional $10,000 per person is added to the total expense. You must provide acceptable documentation to prove your ability to meet these additional expenses. You must also complete the Dependent Form for each respective dependent.

    We will accept the following documentation as evidence of sufficient funds:

    • An official signed bank letter indicating total available funds (no older than 3 months).
    • An official bank statement showing total balance of available funds (no older than 3 months).
    • A bank letter indicating liquid funds in your sponsor’s possession (no older than 3 months).

    Transfer Credits:

    Applicants with a high school transcript in a language other than English must submitted a certified translation of their transcript. The translated document must clearly indicate that the student completed the equivalent of secondary school education, and when possible, a grade evaluation should be performed for each subject.

    Applicants who attended college outside of the United States must have their transcripts translated into English and evaluated for grading equivalency. The evaluation should include course titles, completed credit/semester hours, and letter grades earned for each course. Transfer credits cannot be awarded without an evaluation.

    Please know that all documents submitted to STCC that relate to admissions or transfer credits become property of the College and will not be returned.

    A credit translation and/or evaluation must be performed by a certified evaluation service. Commonly used certified services for educational evaluation and translation in the United States include:

    North American Educational Group (NAEG) 1-888-539-2804
    Center for Educational Documentation (CED) 1-617-338-7171
    World Education Services (WED) 1-212-966-6311

    For translation services only:

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Translation Center 1-413-545-2203

    The applicant is responsible for any fees associated with evaluation or translation services. It is highly recommended that one of the four listed services are used to ensure proper document evaluation and translation.

    Please know that all documents submitted to STCC that relate to admissions or transfer credits become property of the College and will not be returned.

    If you have questions regarding the international application process, please contact the International Student Advisor, Louisa Davis-Freeman, email ldavisfreeman@stcc.edu, phone 413-755-3333 or stop by Building 19, Room 168.

  • Contact the Office of Disability Services, if Needed

    If you have a documented disability and want information about academic accommodations, or need accommodations for the placement test, contact the Office of Disability Services at 413-755-4785, email disability-services@stcc.edu, or stop by Building 19, Room 141.

    For more information go to Disability Services.

  • Log in to STCCNET Student Portal and Email Account

    You should receive login information in the mail within 2 weeks of being accepted to the college. For technical support contact the Student Help Desk at 413-755-4016, email HelpDesk@stcc.edu, or stop by Building 19, Room 171.

  • Complete/Submit CORI/SORI Forms (if applicable)

    Must be completed if enrolled in School of Health and Patient Simulation programs or the Early Childhood Education program. To see a full listing of programs and whether the CORI/SORI is required go to Health Services.

    If you have questions please contact the Health and Wellness Center at 413-755-4230, email healthservices@stcc.edu, or stop by Building 19, Room 177.

  • Submit Health Forms

    For more information on what forms you need based on whether you are a full-time (enrolled in 12 or more credits) or part-time (enrolled in 11 credits or less) student and your academic program, go to Health Services.

    If you have questions please contact the Health and Wellness Center at 413-755-4230, email healthservices@stcc.edu, or stop by Building 19, Room 177.

  • Take Placement Test

    Please refer to your acceptance packet for information on type(s) of placement test required, or exemption status due to transfer credit. If needed, stop by the Testing and Assessment Center to take your placement exam. For more information go to Placement Assessments.

    If you have questions please contact the Testing and Assessment Center 413-755-4709, email testing-assessment-center@stcc.edu, or stop by, Building 19, Room 238.

  • Register for Classes

    Refer to your acceptance package for details about registration for classes. International students must maintain full-time status by registering for a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

    If you have questions, please contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center at 413-755-4857, email advisor@stcc.edu, or stop by Building 19, Room 232.

  • Get Your RAM Card (Student ID)

    In order to get your RamCard:

    • A valid state or government issued photo identification such as a driver’s license or passport must be presented at the time your RamCard photo is taken and when RamCard’s are picked up (the college cannot accept permits for a Ramcard as these are not valid for identification).
    • Students must be registered for classes.

    Please note that it takes approximately one hour for the registration system to relay student information to the RamCard database so students will become eligible to have their RamCard picture taken about one hour after they register (during RamCard business hours).

    If you have any questions contact Student Financial Services at 413-755-4214, email SFS@stcc.edu, or stop by Building 19, Room 287.

  • Waive Your Health Insurance

    For information about STCC’s student health insurance plan and step-by-step instructions on how to waive your health insurance, go to Health Insurance Information.

    If you have any questions contact Student Financial Services at 413-755-4214, email SFS@stcc.edu, or stop by Building 19, Room 287.

  • Arrange To Pay For Classes

    Pay your bill by deadline date. International students are not eligible for the payment plan and must pay their bill in full by the due date. Go to Billing Information to see the schedule of payment due dates.

    If you have questions, contact Student Financial Services at 413-755-4214, email SFS@stcc.edu, or stop by Building 19, Room 287.

  • Apply For a Parking Decal or Bus Pass

    In order to apply for a parking decal or bus pass, payment arrangements must be in place, either; classes paid in full, a payment plan set-up or financial aid file complete.

    Go to Parking and Transportation for information on requesting a parking decal or bus pass.

    If you have questions contact the Parking Office at 413-755-4238, email parking@stcc.edu or stop by Building 19, Room 269.

  • Buy or Rent Your Books

    To find out information on purchasing the books and materials you will need for your classes or to order your books online, go to STCC Bookstore for more information.

    For questions contact the Bookstore at 413-755-4431 or stop by Building 19, 1st Floor.

  • Congratulations! You Are Ready to Start Your Classes

    Go to the Academic Calendar to see the date that classes begin!