International Student Admission Policy
Admission PolicyAdmission Standards
Alternate Program Admission
- Johnston Community College has approval by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service for attendance by international students.
- Application for admission should be made at least six months prior to the semester in which the applicant plans to enroll.
- International students are treated as nonresidents of the State of North Carolina with respect to tuition and fees.
- The College is unable to provide financial aid to international students; therefore, international students must have sufficient funds to cover all living expenses, tuition, and fees while attending the College.
- Student housing is not provided by the College. International students are expected to make their own arrangements for housing.
The following items are required for admission:
- Application for Admission and Residence Status Application
- These forms are provided by the college and should be completed and returned at least six months prior to the date of proposed admission to initiate the admission process.
- Academic Records
- A certified copy of the original educational records, to include all previous academic experiences, is required. If the original copy of this record is written in a foreign language, a certified English translation is required.
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- TOEFL scores are required of all applicants, except those from countries where English is the only official language, as evidence of adequate proficiency in English. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550.
- Placement and Testing Interview
- Applicants must come to the campus for placement testing and personal interviews before they can be accepted for admission.
- Financial Statement
- A signed financial resource statement is required of all applicants. This should be a detailed statement of the applicant's financial situation, including the amount of money available per year, source of income, and any other pertinent information. The availability of funds sufficient to meet expenses for the first academic year must be certified. The inclusion of any false information constitutes grounds for dismissal from the College.
- Student Medical Form
- A Student Medical Form, completed and signed by a physician, must be submitted on the form provided by the College. The student must have completed the hepatitis B series.
- Responsibility Statement
- Each applicant must furnish a certified statement from a United States citizen stating that the citizen agrees to accept responsibility for sponsoring and assisting the applicant as may become necessary for the applicant to pursue his/her educational objective.
Upon receipt of all above items, the applicant's file will be presented to the Johnson Community College Enrollment Management Committee for the admissions decision. The applicant will be informed by mail of the committee's decision.
Form I-20 A-B, Certificate of Eligibility, will be prepared on request from applicants who have been formally accepted for admission to the College.
JCC does not accept F-1 transfers.