To apply for a SEVIS I-20 Form you must complete an EPCC Admissions Application Form, have a valid passport from your home country, pay a $25.00 (USD) admission fee and provide official transcripts. Additionally, students wishing to reside (live) in the US while attending school full-time must submit a completed Financial Responsibility Statement, to include a current bank statement, indicating sufficient funds to pay living expenses and cost of school.
Foreign high school transcripts can be submitted directly to the ISO along with the admissions application. Original transcripts will be returned to the student. Transcripts issued by the high school that are not in English or Spanish must have a translation provided by an agency of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A list of NACES agencies can be found at www.naces.org/members.html
Foreign post-high school (college and university level) transcripts from all institutions previously attended, including those in English and Spanish, must have a course-by-course evaluation from a NACES agency sent directly to EPCC.
All transcripts from previously attended institutions, both U.S. and foreign, must be received by ISO prior to an I-20 being issued.
Proof of proficiency in the English language is required for enrollment into academic programs. The following may be used as proof of proficiency:
- Official transcripts reflecting graduation from a US high school.
- Official transcripts from an accredited US college or university showing completion of 12 semester – credit hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Official report on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 450 (paper-based), or 133 (computerized), or 45 (Internet) on the International version.
- Completion of the English Language program at EPCC.
*Note: Students not proficient in the English language must enroll in the English Language Program.