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.

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

Application deadlines for international student admissions are as follows:

For new students applying for F-1 status for the first time

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

For F-1 transfer students from other colleges

  • August 1 for fall (September) semester
  • December 1 for spring (January) semester

All application requirements must be submitted by the application deadline

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 of 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:
Expense Cost
Tuition & Fees $15,586 (12 credits per semester plus insurance as of 2/21/2024)
Living Expenses $10,000 per person on visa*
Books & Supplies $1,200
Total Expenses $26,786

*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 the 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 submit 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.

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:

Service Website Phone
North American Educational Group (NAEG) naeg.org 1-888-539-2804
Center for Educational Documentation (CED) cedevaluations.com 1-617-338-7171
World Education Services (WED) wes.org 1-212-966-6311
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Translation Center (translation services only) umasstranslation.com 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, Michael Rossi, mrossi@stcc.edu, 413-755-4412.