Entry into the United States is limited to thirty (30) days before the program start date listed on the I-20. Upon arrival, students must report to an International Student Advisor. Please bring your I-20, passport, and visa. Your advisor will make copies of these documents for your file and review the documents to verify your immigration status. After this is complete, your advisor will assist you through the enrollment process. Allen is required to report students to the U.S. Government who do not check-in with the International Advisor and/or who do not enroll full-time.
All students granted an I-20 from Allen are required to enroll as a full-time student during the Fall and Spring semesters. Failure to do so will place you in violation of your immigration status. Full-time enrollment consists of twelve (12) credit hours; typically, four (4) courses. Students must enroll in a minimum of 9 credit hours on campus. Any additional hours may be taken online.
Once a student has enrolled, it is very important that you do not make changes to your enrollment without first speaking to an International Advisor.
Kansas statute requires all students to complete a screening for tuberculosis (TB) before beginning their first semester at Allen Community College. Screening is completed with the admissions application. As a student, you may be required to complete additional testing to determine if you have active TB. Testing must be completed in the United States and can be done at the local Kansas Health Department Office upon arrival. All costs associated with the testing and/or treatment of TB are the responsibility of the student. Students that are required to complete the testing will receive an email from the Vice President of Student Affairs. Testing should be completed within one (1) week of receiving this email.