Prospective International Students

Cumberland County College is a two‐year community college that offers associate degree programs that prepare students to either transfer to a four‐year college or enter into the workforce. Students who are granted an F‐1 student visa must adhere to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement guidelines. For more information, You will also need to visit the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement website at to learn about the requirements to apply for an F‐1 student visa.

The following documentation is required for a student to be accepted and issued an I‐20 to attend Cumberland County College. All documentation must be submitted as a complete application packet and addressed to the Designated School Official (DSO), Mr. Timothy Grussenmeyer.

Application Process

  • Complete the CCC Admissions Application at
  • Provide an official high school transcriptshowing proof of graduation
  • Provide immunization records for MMR (measles, mumps, & rubella) & Hepatitis B
  • If transferring credits from a foreign university, provide a credential evaluation from World Education Services or an agency that belongs to the National Association of Credential Evaluating Services (NACES)
  • Include a photocopy of the passport photo page and signature page as well as photocopies of any other US visas obtained in the past
  • Test scores are not required but may be submitted. If no test scores are available, students may take the Accuplacer Test upon arrival in the U.S. Cumberland County College also offers a comprehensive ESL Program for students still learning English, and students also have the option of taking the ESL Test. For students who have other test scores, the list below indicates the test scores required by CCC:
    • SAT: 450 Evidence‐Based Reading & Writing (EBRW); 500 Math 
    • ACT: 18 English & 22 Reading; 30 Math
    • PARCC: 4 or 5 Grade 11 English Language Arts & Literacy exam; 4 or 5 Algebra II
  • Documentation of Financial Ability: Students must show proof that they have the financial ability to attend CCC and submit documentation showing funds of at least $22,000. Annual cost estimations are provided on page 3. The student or sponsor must submit copies of bank statements from the past 3 months and/or other appropriate financial documentation to verify financial ability
    • Personal Funds: Students who will be paying for their own education and living expenses must provide a personal statement indicating this intention. 
    • Sponsor Support
      • Sponsor(s) who live outside of US: Sponsors who live outside the US must complete an Affidavit of Sponsorship verifying their financial commitment on behalf of the student.
      • Sponsor(s) who live in the US: Sponsors who live in the US must complete an I‐134 Affidavit of Support (I‐134). All questions must be answered. If a question is not applicable, please note “not applicable” or “NA.”

Deadline for Submitting Documentation

  • For acceptance in the Fall semester (September) – June 15th 
  • For acceptance in the Spring semester (January) – November 15th

Next Steps

  1. Submit completed application packet to the Cumberland County College DSO.
    • If the application requirements are not complete or satisfactory, an I‐20 will not be issued
    • ​​If the application requirements are complete and satisfactory, a $5,000 deposit will be requested. Once received, the I‐20 will be generated. The deposit will be held in a reserved account and applied to the student’s tuition. Note: If the F‐1 visa is denied or if student withdraws their application, a full refund will be issued.
  2. The I‐20 and official acceptance letter will be mailed to the student along with all necessary documentation for the appointment at the U.S. Embassy.
  3. Upon receiving the packet, the student will make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy to request admission to the US under an F‐1 Visa.
    • Note: Students will be required to complete an I‐901 Form and pay a $200 SEVIS processing fee prior to the appointment date at: (Be sure to print and retain a copy of receipt.)
  4. Students who receive F‐1 approval may arrive in the United States no sooner than 30 days prior to the program start date as noted on the I‐20.
  5. Upon arrival, contact your DSO to schedule testing (if necessary), a New Student Orientation, and an advisement session to register for classes.

Housing and Transportation

  • CCC is a commuter school. There is no on‐campus housing, so it is the sole responsibility of the student to find housing.
  • Private transportation is necessary. Public transportation is limited, so it is preferable for students to have a car.

Estimated Annual Budget

International students must be enrolled as full‐time students and take a minimum of 12 credits per semester in order to maintain their F‐1 status. Below is an estimation of the cost for an entire year of study. This example is for a student taking 15 credits per semester and living on their own. This price may change per student based on factors such as housing, groceries, and transportation. For example, students living with roommates or family members in the area can expect to pay less in housing costs

Annual Tuition & Fees $9,000
Books & Supplies $1,800
Cost of Living $11,200
Total Expenses (approx.) $22,000


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