International Students Overseas

Steps to apply

  • Send your Application:

    1. Apply for acceptance to CalCC by filling out and submitting the “Application Form
    2. You will receive an email confirming that we received your application
    3. Send us a copy of the identification page of your passport by email (
  • Payment:

    Send us the registration fee and the SEVIS fee, payable by credit card or you can send us a wire transfer to CitiBank (please ask us for the information to do the wire transfer).


    Charges are as follow: $200 (Registration*) + $200 (SEVIS Fee) + $90 (Express Mail)

    *($100 Registration for each dependent). All fees are non-refundable.


    If you decide to use a credit card there is a $15 charge.


    You can download the credit card authorization here.

  • Register:

    A. Once the payment is confirmed we will issue the following documents:

    1. Acceptance Letter
    2. I-20 Form
    3. SEVIS fee receipt ( I-901 SEVIS Remittance fee)
    4. Academic Calendar
    5. Schedule of Classes
    6. Other Information about the school that will be helpful to you


    B. We will send you these documents by express mail unless you give us different instructions and you will receive them at the address indicated by you within 7 days. This time may vary according to your geographic location.

  • Apply for your Student Visa (F-1):

    1. Make an appointment with the American Embassy or Consulate in your country.
    2. There will be a separate fee to make the appointment with the Consulate which you need to pay in your country of origin.
    3. Sign and date the I-20 form we are sending you.
    4. On your appointment day, take with you the following documents to the American Embassy or Consulate:
      • Signed and dated I-20 form.
      • Valid Passport (needs to be valid for at least 6 more months).
      • Acceptance Letter (included in the package we are sending you).
      • SEVIS I-901 fee receipt for $200 (do not pay again, it is already paid, and we are sending the receipt  to you).
      • Recent Bank Statement showing minimum 20,000 US dollars per academic year, in your, your family’s or your sponsor’s account. (This amount is for the principal student. Each additional dependent will need to show $4,000 per year).
      • Financial Letter written and signed by you or your sponsor (if you have one) in your country or in the U.S. showing that all your expenses will be covered during the time you remain in the United States.
  • Orientation and your First Day at School:

    All new students must take the Placement Test and attend our International Student Orientation on the date

    indicated in their Acceptance Letter.


    First, a Placement Test is given to each student in order to measure general English language skills prior to

    starting training at CalCC.


    This will allow us to place the student in the appropriate level of English.


    After the Test, students must attend the Orientation where they will learn about academic and general policies,

    find out about the student services, and review important immigration requirements to stay in status with

    their student visa F-1  during the time they remain in the U.S.


    Also this day, the students will complete their registration process. They must bring the following documents:

    • Passport showing student visa (F-1) status and stamped entry date into the U.S.
    • Current bank statement
    • Signed and dated I-20 form
    • Proof of medical insurance. (If the student does not have insurance, CalCC can help obtain it)


    After orientation is over, you will be assisted individually to complete your registration process. You need to be

    prepared to pay for your tuition.  Payments can be made by cash, debit card, check or credit card

    (with a charge of $15 for credit card).

  • Health Insurance:

    Medical care in the United States is extremely costly, so most people have health insurance to cover the high cost of health care. Please see information below about where to get student health insurance:


    Student Health Insurance

    CISI - Cultural Insurance Services Inter.

    (203) 399-5121 / 399-5596


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    International Student Organization Compass Health Insurance


    International Student

  • Visas (U.S.)

    Tourists and visa waiver applicants may enroll for a maximum of 16 hours of class per week for personal development only.