New Student

F-1 Student Visa Application Requirements

Submit the Admissions Application with all sections completed and attach a non-refundable application fee payable to Suffolk County Community College. Payment should be made by check or money order.

Submit a Housing Sponsorship Form.

You must have a sponsor (a legal resident of Suffolk County, New York, either a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident) with whom you will reside for the duration of your studies. Your sponsor must complete and notarize this form and provide a copy of their deed, lease or current utility bill. Your sponsor may contact the international student advisor on your behalf at or may call (631) 451-4773.

There are no dormitories or residence halls at SCCC.
Students or their sponsors must arrange for student housing.

Submit a Financial Sponsorship Form.

Your sponsor must complete this form and attach an official bank statement to confirm the availability of funds required (17,500 per year). This may be a joint account held by you and your sponsor. For each additional dependent, 4,500 dollars is required for each accompanying child and 6,500 dollars is required for a spouse. All documents must be originals and no older than two months at the time of application.

Your sponsor must provide proof of income by submitting one of the following:

  1. Employer's salary statement on company letterhead
  2. If self-employed, salary estimate from a private accountant or bank
  3. Income tax returns or receipts with most recent pay stub
  4. Pay stubs for the last two months
  5. Documentation of liquid assets

Educational Credentials:

International students must prove that their education from their home country is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma. All foreign educational credentials must be translated into English and evaluated by an accredited agency.

Applicants who have attended college and wish to transfer credits to this institution must have a course-by-course evaluation before determining potential transfer credits. For those students who have been determined by an accredited agency to have earned the equivalent of an associate’s degree or higher can have the high school requirement waived.

Please see the listed accredited agencies below:

World Education Services
   Global Education Group, Inc.
      Education Credential Evaluators
         AACRAO Foreign Education Credential Service

Demonstrate English proficiency by completing one of the following requirements:

  1. TOEFL Examination – a minimum score of 500 (paper-based) or 173 (computerized).
  2. Completion of the Suffolk Intensive English Program or completion of another recognized ESL program at an American institution.
  3. Submit SUNY English Proficiency Report.
Submit an Application for SEVIS Form I-20.

Attach a copy of valid passport - valid for at least 6 months into the future.

Please submit all documents directly to the International Student Office at:
Suffolk County Community College
International Student Office
533 College Road, Norman F. Lechtrecker Building L12
Selden, NY 11784-2899 USA