International Student

Garden City Community College is a two-year college located in Garden City, Kansas. Our campus has grown widely because of our International Student population.  GCCC encourages enrollment of qualified international students and offers the support, sense of community and resources for you to thrive both in your studies and in your personal life. 

As an international student, two years at GCCC can translate into lifelong friendships, little to no debt and a smoother transition into a four-year college or university (or straight into a rewarding career). International students are advised that the college does not provide special language training and student employment opportunities are limited.  International students must obtain a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 500 Paper/61iBT for admission to GCCC.

Application Deadlines

Fall (August) Semester July 1st

Spring (January) Semester November 1st

 Deadline dates are strictly enforced.  The time needed to complete the admissions process varies from country to country due to embassy policies and mailing times, therefore it is important for us to receive your Application for Admission, International Student Application Fee of $150 (non-refundable) and all required documents and deposits by the scheduled deadlines.  Acceptance by our school does not guarantee your F-1 Student Visa; immigration officials approve this.

Garden City Community College does offer student housing and living accommodations may be found within the community.  It is the responsibility of the student to arrange for housing and transportation.

We look forward to making your transition to Garden City Community College an easy one. We are excited that you are considering our wonderful institution. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us by email. We look forward to having you study with us. 


If you are requesting an I-20 for an F1 visa to study at GCCC, you must fulfill the following requirements for admission:

1. Complete a GCCC Admissions Application Here

2. Submit the $150 non-refundable International Student Application Fee as well as a $1,000 deposit toward your first semester tuition and fees. Payments can be made at  Contact the Business Office at 620-276-9619 for additional payment options. Application fee and deposit must be paid before an I-20 is issued.

3.  International students must provide any high school or college transcripts. Transcripts must be in English. The International Student Advisor will evaluate the documents, however a WES evaluation may also be necessary. All foreign college transcripts must be officially evaluated by WES or other credential evaluation service. Students are responsible for evaluation fees.

4. International students must provide proof of English proficiency prior to admission. That can be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

  • iBT TOEFL score of at least 61
  • PBT TOEFL score of at least 500
  • Revised PBT TOEFL part scores of at least 15
  • IELTS score of at least 5.0
  • Pearson score of at least 44
  • Successful completion of College Composition 1 with a grade of C or better

TOEFL scores can be sent online or by mail through the ETS system. The GCCC code for online submission through ETS is 6246.

5. Applicants must document the ability to meet a full year of expenses through a combination of bank statements and/or approved notarized statements of support. All financial documents must be produced in English and submitted within 6 months of the students arrival date*.

6. International students must provide for their own health insurance coverage. The policy must include a Repatriation/Return of Moral Remains Clause. It is the student's responsibility to research and purchase a plan that suits his or her individual needs and meets the requirements. The student may purchase coverage in his/her home country and carry evidence of coverage applicable in the U.S.  Approval of the policy will be determined by the International Student Advisor. 

7. All GCCC students are required to complete a TB questionnaire to determine if further screening is required. TB tests must be taken inside the United States and are required before enrollment in classes at GCCC.

8. It is the responsibility of International Students to arrange for housing. Any student interested in living on-campus must complete the appropriate Residential Life Documents. On-campus housing information can be found by visiting Residential Life. International students interested in living off-campus must make a written request to the International Student Advisor.

9. A scanned color copy of a valid passport of the photo/personal information page must be sent to the International Student Advisor.

10. Before applying for an F-1 visa at the U.S. Embassy, an I-901 application must be completed and the $350 fee must be paid. Information regarding this governmental policy can be found here.

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.

*All students are required to pay for their tuition by the deadline or establish a payment plan.

 If you are an International Student who is attending another school and you wish to enroll in Garden City Community College, please provide the following:

1. Complete an Admissions Application to GCCC.

2. Submit a copy of your current I-20.

3. Submit an approval letter from your college giving permission to attend GCCC.

4. Register for classes in person in the Student & Community Services Center (SCSC).

*All students are required to pay for their tuition by the deadline or establish a payment plan.


 Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees (30 credit hours/2 semesters).......................................................................... $4,470
Supplies and Expenses (approximate)........................................................................................$1,000
Room & Board (West Hall East Units/19 meals - 2 semesters) ..................................................$5,930

*required health insurance additional cost

Additional information about tuition and costs as an F-1 student at GCCC:
International tuition and fees are at the international rate of $149* per credit hour. Students with F-1 visas MUST carry a minimum of 12 credit hours in the fall and spring semesters. Any additional credit hours that an F-1 student registers for will be calculated at each credit hour (X) international rate and any required fees.


Helpful Information

 You must have minimum insurance coverage for one full academic year of coverage (9 months).

Compass Benefit Group - International Student Health Insurance

iNext international insurance


International Student Insurance

ISO Student Health Insurance

The Harbour Group, LLC

HTH Travel Insurance

PSI - International Student and Scholar Health Insurance

(These names are for informational purposes only and does not imply endorsement by GCCC or any of its employees.)

919 Zerr Road
Garden City, KS 67846
Phone: 620-272-3600
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Walk-Ins Welcome

No appointment necessary at the Nursing Clinic for immunizations, refill of contraceptive methods or most of the available services. 


Fees vary depending on the service. Family Planning and/or Maternal and Infant are based on a sliding-fee scale. Medicaid and insurance will be billed for covered services. Travel and immigration immunizations are paid for at time of service. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover credit cards as well as cash and checks.

Services Offered

  • Adult immunizations/injections
  • Blood pressure testing 
  • Community Clinic
  • Family planning services
  • Foreign travel immunizations
  • HIV/AIDS counseling and testing
  • Lab draws
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Prenatal education-maternal and infant education
  • Sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment
  • Sports and Pre-employment physicals
  • Strep throat and influenza testing
  • TB skin testing (Monday and Tuesday only)
  • Urinary tract infection checks

2501 E Mary Street
Garden City, KS 67846
Phone: 620-765-1450
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Care when it's convenient for you.

Colds and minor injuries don't always happen when your doctor's office is open. To help you get care when you need it fast, St. Catherine Hospital has created Convenient Care. A walk-in clinic designed to treat conditions that need care right away, but are not life-threatening. All adults and children over 6 months are welcome and there is no appointment needed!

We see patients for a multitude of common conditions. Some of the most common are:

  • Coughs
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Flu vaccines
  • Sports physicals
  • Migraines & headaches
  • Minor burns
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Vomiting
  • Back pain
  • Ear infections
  • Fever
  • Rashes
  • Mild abdominal pain
  • Minor cuts, lacerations or abrasions
  • Bronchitis or sinus infections
  • Sprains and strains
  • Eye Irritations
  • Stomach flu
  • Strep/sore throat
  • Mild allergic reactions
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Bladder infections

2506 N Johns Street
Garden City, KS 67846

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

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2204 Summerlon Cir.
Dodge City, KS 67801

Hours of Operation:
Monday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Directions from Garden City Community College:
1. Take US-50 east to Dodge City (51.9 miles)
2. Turn right onto Avenue P (0.1 miles)
3. Turn right onto University Dr and then immediately turn right onto Summerlon Circle.

1509 E. Fulton Terrace
Garden City, KS 67846
Phone: 620-276-3264

Find information about local businesses, area hotels and apartments, as well as, the local City Link bus system and schedule.

Office of Admissions

Phone Number                Fax Number
(620) 276-9608                 (620) 276-9650

International Student Advisor 
Susan Miller 

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM