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Student Types


International Students

GCCC encourages enrollment of qualified international students as a means of enriching the campus environment. International students who wish to attend must follow procedures outlined in this section in order to meet admission requirements.

International students are advised that the college does not provide special language training and employment opportunities are limited. International students must also obtain a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 500 paper/61 ibt for admission to GCCC. The regular student application for admission is required.

The time needed to complete the admissions process varies from country to country due to embassy policies and mailing times. Therefore, GCCC recommends that a completed application, TB Risk Assessment, the GCCC international student application fee of $150, and all required documents listed below be on file by the following dates:

  • Fall Semester (August): July 1
  • Spring Semester (January): November 1
  • Summer Session (June): April 1

Before a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) will be issued, the following items must be on file at GCCC:

  1. Proof of English Proficiency: Certificate that the “Test of English as a Foreign Language” (TOEFL) has been completed within the 18 months immediately preceding the application to GCCC with a minimum score of 500 (paper) or 61 (ibt).

  2. Proof of Graduation: GCCC requires proof of graduation from an accredited high school or the equivalent, or a transcript of credit from another accredited institution of secondary level or above. GCCC also requires official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. Please Note: All foreign academic documentation must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service. Below are links to companies that provide course-by-course evaluations with U.S. equivalencies, institutional accreditation status and date of graduation. There will be a fee charged by the evaluation company for this service.

  3. Proof of Ability to Meet Financial Obligations:

    Applicants must document ability to meet full-year expenses through a combination of bank statements and approved notarized statements of support. Estimated expenses for one academic year (32 credit hours) are as follows:

    • Tuition @ $90.00 per credit hour.........................................................................$2,880
    • Fees @ $27.00 per credit hour.................................................................................$864
    • Books (estimate for two semesters) ......................................................................$1,100
    • Room & Board -- West Hall/19 meals..................................................................$4,700
    • Travel/Miscellaneous Supplies..............................................................................$1,500
    • Total Cost.............................................................................................................$11,044
  4. Verification of approved health insurance including repatriation: Contact the Admissions Office for more information.
  5. Indication of Living Arrangement Preference: GCCC Residence Halls or private off-campus housing (an apartment, trailer, etc.)
  6. Personal Health History and Immunization Record: Applicants must complete the GCCC Health and Immunization Record, which is reviewed by the Student Health Nurse for up-to-date vaccinations and kept on file in the Student Health Office. All international students will be notified of any deficiencies in vaccinations and will be expected to obtain needed vaccinations. All international students will be required to show proof of having obtained a Tuberculin Skin Test (PPD) in the United States within the last year or obtain one at the Student Health Office for a minimal fee.

* International students will be classified as non-residents and will be required to pay international tuition.

Please mail complete information to:

Director of Admissions
Garden City Community College
801 Campus Drive
Garden City, KS 67846

Before applying for an F-1 visa at the US Embassy, an I-901 application must be completed and the $200 SEVIS fee must be paid. Information regarding this governmental policy can be found at the following web address: http://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/index.htm.

*A properly executed I-20 form will be issued by the college and mailed to the international student in his/her home country upon completion of the above. The I-20, signed by a college official, is required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the student to enter the United States. Students who leave the U.S. for holidays must have their I-20 forms properly endorsed by a college official before they leave the U.S. in order to assure their re-entry into the country to attend GCCC.