Admission of International Students
International students who require a student visa (Form I-20) must complete the following requirements:
- File an application for admission. Deadlines are June 1 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester.
- Send English translation of all official transcripts. All college-level transcripts must be evaluated by an international credential evaluation organization.
- If non-native English speaking, pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 500 on the paper test, 173 on the computerized test. The test results must be sent directly to Chesapeake College and must be on file before the student can be accepted.
- Provide official evidence of financial support for the coming year.
- An F-1 student transferring to Chesapeake must also submit a copy of the I-20 from the previous institution and a letter stating that they are in good standing.
All requirements must be met before an I-20 form can be completed. Students admitted in this way must enroll full-time for a minimum of 12 credits/billable hours each semester. Students with an F-1 visa will be charged out-of state tuition rates and can seek work only after approval from the U.S. Immigration Office. Students are required to take placement tests and must arrive in sufficient time to do so prior to the start of the semester.
For further general information about
studying in the U.S.:
How Do I Become an Academic Student in the United States? (Immigration & Naturalization Service site)