Enroll for the fall semester during Enrollment Services Saturdays! Offices will be open on August 8, 22 and 29 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Predeparture/Arrival

Predeparture:
  • Students must bring their immunization records with them when traveling to the United States. New York State Law requires that you demonstrate proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella as a condition of your attendance at SCCC.
  • It is strongly recommended that students purchase health insurance to cover any illness or medical condition that can occur during the student's study in the United States.

Arrival in the United States:

  • You may not arrive in the United States earlier than 30 days prior to the program start date indicated on the SEVIS Form I-20.
  • You must have the SEVIS Form I-20 and original financial documentation sealed in an envelope marked for presentation at port of entry.
  • On the plane, you should complete the Form I-94 Arrival/Departure record.
  • At the port of entry, you will be required to present your passport, valid visa, Form I-94 and the sealed envelope containing the SEVIS Form I-20 and financial documentation to the immigration inspector.
  • The immigration inspector will determine your eligibility for admission into the United States by inspecting the documents presented. If you are found admissible, the immigration inspector will:

    1. Stamp the passport;
    2. Log your information into the SEVIS system; and
    3. Return passport, SEVIS Form I-20, and original financial documents to you.