An international student is one who attends PCC on a nonimmigrant student visa (usually an F, J, or M nonimmigrant visa). Legally admitted immigrants and refugees are not considered international students. Generally, the policies described in the college catalog apply to international students as well as domestic students. However, by federal law, some special policies apply only to international students.
Applying for Admission as an International Student
We will consider your application only if you submit all documents by the following deadline dates:
If you are a resident of another country, you must submit the following documents to apply for admission:
Admissions & Records Office
Pueblo Community College
900 W. Orman Avenue
Pueblo, Colorado 81004
Two official transcripts of all work completed in high school, college, or their equivalent. One transcript must be in your native language, and the other must be in English. The transcripts must contain these items:
Your former schools or colleges must send all transcripts directly to the Admissions Office at the above address. We do not accept hand-carried transcripts. All transcripts must bear the official seal of the issuing institution. Also, please make sure that the issuing institution includes an explanation of all terminology that appears in your transcript.
Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL): A total minimum score of 450 on the paper-based version or 133 on the computer-based version. To register for the TOEFL, write to the Publications Office, P.O. Box 6154, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA; or check with the U.S. Embassy or the U.S. Information Service Center for TOEFL information.
The TOEFL code number for PCC is 4634. To have TOEFL scores sent directly to PCC, please enter 4634 on your answer sheets when you take the TOEFL examination. If you have already taken the test, enter 4634 on the Score Report Request Forms.
If you are a transfer international student, you must meet one of the above English proficiency requirements, and you must have an overall cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or above.
Note: When you submit a document to PCC, it becomes our property. We cannot return it to you. Therefore, please do not submit any document in its original form. Instead, submit an official or certified copy of the document. The official version is a copy of the original that has been notarized or certified by a recognized official source attesting that the document is a true copy of the original.
Other Requirements for International Students
Complete PCC assessment tests, new student orientation, and advising before registering for classes. Your scores on the placement tests will determine which classes you take in English, mathematics, reading, and computer literacy.
Comply with immigration requirements regarding the number of credit hours you take while attending PCC. U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Regulations require that international students on F-1 visas carry and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester and that they complete their educational objectives within a reasonable period of time. If you do not comply with INS Regulations, we will place you on probation or suspension.
Comply with the minimum grade point average requirements found under Academic Probation and Suspension on the Academic Regulations page.