International Students

International Students

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Succeed at SC4

International students can benefit from small class settings, personalized attention, programs taught by instructors with real-world experience and brand new student housing at SC4. While you’re here in beautiful Port Huron, Michigan—just an hour from Detroit—you’ll connect with students and faculty from across the region, connections that can help can help build professional relationships. International students have come to SC4 from Botswana, Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, South Korea, Ukraine and more!

How to apply

After completing the steps to apply, you will receive an SC4 acceptance package and will be issued a Form I-20 from the College.

Use Form I-20 to apply for an F-1 visa. If you need a visa to enter the United States (visa-exempt countries include Canada and Bermuda), you must pay the SEVIS I-901 fee before going to the United States embassy or consulate for your visa interview. Additional information regarding paying this fee will be included in the SC4 acceptance package and may be found at fmjfee.com. All files except your school records and proof of financial resources can be submitted through this form.

Step 1: Submit an international student application for admission

Complete and submit the following application pages on the International Student Application form:

  • International Student Application for Admission form, Page 5
  • Financial Resources form, Page 7 (see step #4 for further detail)
  • F-1 Status Contract form, Page 8

Application deadlines:

  • Fall semester – June 1
  • Winter semester – Oct. 1
  • Summer semester* – March 1

*Note: Only Canadian commuter students are permitted to start in the summer semester. Deadlines may be flexible.

Step 2: Submit passport

Submit a copy of a valid passport.

Passport must be valid for a period extending at least six months past a student’s expected program completion date.

Step 3: Submit school records

Submit official, sealed English translation of school records (high school/secondary school diploma, transcripts and, if applicable, college transcripts).

SC4 does not accept faxed, or photocopied school records documentation.

School records should be sent to the following address:

St. Clair County Community College
Attn: Sherry Artman
323 Erie Street
P.O. Box 5015
Port Huron, MI 48061-5015
United States of America

Step 4: Submit proof of financial resources

Submit proof of original or certified evidence of financial resources for the amount of $23,823 USD ($16,993 USD for full-time Canadian commuter students, and $8,497 for part-time Canadian commuters).

  • An original or certified bank statement may serve as evidence of financial resources. The statement may be that of the applicant and/or that of the applicant’s sponsor. If there is a sponsor, the sponsor must also sign the Financial Resources form.
  • This information is required for all students planning to enter the United States. It is required by the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. U.S. consulate officials require evidence of financial support before a student visa is granted. Students may not include expected income from employment during the academic year or summer months as proof of resources.
  • SC4 does not accept faxed or photocopied bank statements, letters, or financial solvency documentation.

Proof of financial resources must be sent to the following address:

St. Clair County Community College
Attn: Sherry Artman
323 Erie Street
P.O. Box 5015
Port Huron, MI 48061-5015
United States of America

Step 5: Submit personal statement in English

Submit a handwritten personal statement (no more than two pages) summarizing educational and professional goals. Include the applicant’s plans for the future and how SC4 may help the applicant meet those needs.

Scan and submit a copy of the personal statement.

Step 6: Submit proof of English ability

Applicants whose home country’s official language is not English must provide proof of English ability by submitting official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an ELS Language Center. No other scores will be accepted.

Students must score a minimum of 512 on the paper-based version of TOEFL, or a minimum of 68 on the Internet-based version of TOEFL. The minimum ELS proficiency level required is 109. The St. Clair County Community College code for TOEFL is 1628.

Non-U.S. applicants are also exempt from the TOEFL requirement if they have completed one full academic year at a college or university in the United States as a full-time student or earned an accredited associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree from a college or university in the United States. Applicants from Puerto Rico must meet the TOEFL requirement.

Step 7: Proof of health insurance

Prior to arriving in the United States, it is required that international students provide proof of U.S. health insurance, which includes repatriation coverage. (Canadian students must purchase supplementary travel health insurance and submit a copy of the Canadian Health card.) Proof can be provided in person or submitted through the interest form.

Insurance coverage must include the following:

  • Medical coverage per accident and injury of at least $100,000
  • Repatriation coverage of at least $5,000

Contact

International Admissions
(810) 989-5560

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