F-1 Student Status 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 email@example.com 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 (18,440 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:
- Employer's salary statement on company letterhead
- If self-employed, salary estimate from a private accountant or bank
- Income tax returns or receipts with most recent pay stub
- Pay stubs for the last two months
- Documentation of liquid assets
International applicants must prove that their secondary education from their home country is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma. Applicants 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. 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.
All foreign educational credentials must be evaluated by an accredited agency.
Academic degree evaluations will be accepted from a credential evaluation agency which is a member of either the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Please note, the agency the applicant selects to process their education credential evaluation will specify the required documentation and English translation requirements.
Educational Credential Evaluation must be sent to the International Student Office at the address below.
Please visit the websites below for NACES and AICE to select one of the evaluation agencies:
National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE)
Demonstrate English proficiency by completing one of the following requirements:
- TOEFL Examination – a minimum score of 500 (paper-based) or 173 (computerized).
- Completion of the Suffolk Intensive English Program or completion of another recognized ESL program at an American institution.
- Submit SUNY English Proficiency Report.
Attach valid passport copy, I-94 (Arrival-Departure Record), visa (copy) and all previous I-20’s (original copies).
Present documentation that indicates continuing acceptable immigration status from the previous college or university. If, as an F-1 Transfer Applicant, you have completed at least one semester at the current institution listed on your SEVIS I-20, then request the international student advisor at your current school fill out the Transfer Recommendation Form.
Please note, F-1 transfer students must inform their current school of their intent to transfer out.
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