Allen Community College is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. An international student interested in enrolling at Allen Community College must have the following papers on file to be considered for admission:
1. Application for Admission
All required paperwork, documentation, and application fees must be submitted by June 1 for the fall (Aug-Dec.) semester, October 15 for the Spring (Jan-May) semester, and March 15 for the summer (June-July) session.
Once the documents have been received by Allen Community College, they will be evaluated for admission status. Upon admission approval, an I-20 form (Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Status) will be issued to the student. When presented to an American Consulate, the I-20 may be used to secure the appropriate visa to enter the United States as an international student at Allen Community College.
Payment of all tuition, and fees, insurance, and room/board (if applicable) must be paid in full one week before the first day of class each term. To remain in compliance, international student must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours each semester). Of the full-time hours, 9 credit hours must be taken on campus. Other hours beyond 9 credit hours may be taken online.
All Allen Community College international students are required to purchase a medical insurance plan through the college. This insurance must be paid in full with tuition and fees.
Upon arriving on campus, the student will need the following documents to register for classes:
1. I-20 (F-1 Status)
Allen Community College uses mandatory placement testing to place students in classes in which they can be most successful. New students will take placement tests on campus (COMPASS or ASSET) prior to enrollment. If a student scores below college level in reading, writing or math, the student will be required to enroll in developmental courses the first semester. Successful completion of necessary developmental courses will be required before enrollment in college level courses will be allowed. The placement test is taken after the student arrives on campus.