Roanoke-Chowan Community College

International Admissions

International students with proper authorization through the immigration and naturalization services may be admitted upon meeting certain criteria.
R-CCC has been approved to issue I-20 forms and enroll F-1 visa international students in AA, AS, AAS, AGE, diploma, and certificate programs of study.  International students must be enrolled full-time.  Full-time enrollment is a minimum of 12 semester credit hours for both fall and spring semesters.

In addition to RCCC requirements, international students must (1) demonstrate a satisfactory achievement on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least Reading 17, Listening 17, Speaking 16, and Writing 16 on the Internet Based Test (IBT). For the Computer Based Test (CPT), the minimum score is 173 and 500 on the written test.  An international student whose country has English as the only official language is exempt from the TOEFL exam.  Testing arrangements may be made by contacting the Educational Testing Service,; however, an international student whose country has English as the only official language is exempt from taking the TOELF exam (2) submit official transcripts of high school and college records with certified English translations; 3) submit an official bank statement, notarized letter of support, or sponsor’s bank statement (in US dollars) showing  financial ability to cover costs for  your tuition, fees, books, and living expenses for one academic year; and 4) submitdocumentation of medical insurance to satisfy admission requirement for specific programs of study.

International students are classified as out-of-state students and, therefore, are charged out-of-state tuition. Estimated costs for a dependent student are $13,936 and $15, 936 for an independent student per academic year. These estimated costs include out-of-state tuition rates, books, and living expenses. Length of stay, payment of taxes, or ownership of property does not qualify an international student for status of legal resident.

The entire admissions process must be completed and documentation received by the College according to the following deadlines:

Fall semester admission – June 1
Spring semester admission – October 1
Summer term admission – March 1