Students from other countries may apply for admission into associate's and bachelor's degree programs at the college. To be considered for admission, international students should complete the Johnson State College International Application for Admission and submit it along with all the credentials it requires.
Johnson State College accepts and reviews applications for undergraduate study from international students on a year-round basis. However, we recommend that you submit your application materials by the following priority deadlines to give yourself ample time to arrange for immigration paperwork to be processed.
Undergraduate student priority application deadlines:
Fall semester (August-December): March 1
Spring semester (January-May): November 1
Academic Credentials for International Students
Applicants with foreign academic credentials must provide:
- Academic records in the original language and a certified English translation;
- Official secondary school transcripts and an official leaving certificate or diploma;
- Results of secondary external examinations (such as the West African Exam Council General Certificate of Education), if applicable;
- Official transcripts of any university-level studies already completed;
- For Johnson State College to consider accepting transfer credits from foreign institutions, students must have their post-secondary academic transcripts evaluated by an official foreign credential evaluation service;
- Students are responsible for paying for the credential evaluation and translation fees
* A list of credential evaluation services can be found at www.edupass.org
Proficiency in the English Language Requirement
Success at Johnson State College, for all students, requires proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English. For this reason, foreign students seeking admission to Johnson State College must demonstrate their proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Financial Documentation for International Students
Johnson State College is required to obtain verification of its international students' financial resources. All international students must demonstrate that funds exist at least for the student's first year of study and, barring unforeseen circumstances, that adequate funding will be available from the same or equally dependable sources for subsequent years.
International applicants must complete the financial documentation form included in the International Application for Admission, and supply official financial documents, on official letterhead or with an official seal, in support of the form.
Demonstrating Financial Support
Students may demonstrate financial support the following ways:
- If you will be supported by your government or sponsoring agency, submit an official copy of your sponsorship award letter;
- If you will be supported by private funds,* the sponsor** must complete the Foreign Student Certification of Finances, and submit supporting documents demonstrating that sufficient funds are available to cover expenses of the student studying in the U.S.A.
Appropriate documents for financial verification include:
- Official proof of personal or family savings
- Bank-issued certified letters stating available funds
- Official bank statements
- Bank books
- Official tax documents
*If support is to come from a sponsor within the United States, the sponsor should complete INS form I-134 (Affidavit of Support) available at http://www.uscis.gov
** Students may be supported by parents, relatives, business persons or other benefactors.
Outside Sources of Funding
Johnson State College encourages its international students to seek financial assistance through outside sources and sponsors. For more detailed information on the availability of financial aid for foreign students, we encourage you to visit the following websites:
Accepting the Offer of Admission
When the Office of Admissions receives your completed application and supporting documentation, you will be notified of our decision within three to four weeks.
If you are admitted to Johnson State College, a $300 deposit is required to guarantee your space for that academic year. We will issue the INS (U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services) form of I-20 after receiving the deposit money. This form will allow you to apply to your U.S. embassy for an F-1 student visa. This visa is the document you need to enter any U.S. ports. Please contact the U.S. embassy in your country for the required documents to apply for an F-1 student visa.
- For more information about obtaining a student visa, visit http://www.uscis.gov
- For other immigration-related topics, visit the US Citizenship and Immigration Services website at http://www.uscis.gov.