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Admissions Office

International Students

At Seward County Community College, we value our global diversity for the enrichment it lends to all our students’ educational experiences. SCCC offers an environment that empowers your academic success because of the individual support you receive.  Please read all information below for more information on how to become an international student at Seward County Community College. 

Traditionally, we welcome around 80 international students from 10-15 countries worldwide every year.

Please review the checklist below to get started on the Admissions process for International Students.

Required Application Materials

We cannot begin to review your enrollment process until all the documents listed below are received.

Application requirements for admission to the college are the same for all students, regardless of the academic major/area of interest.*

*Students who wish to be considered for direct admission to a program in the areas of Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Cosmetology, or CDL will also need to complete an additional application and/or interview.

Admissions Checklist -- Part 1

The $100 application fee is used to offset some of the costs of International Student processing and completing forms required for admission. The payment should be made by money order in U.S. Dollars, payable to Seward County Community College.

Required Documents

  • Click here to download a copy of the TB Screening Questionnaire.
  • Email the form to admissions@sccc.edu once it has been completed.

Personal health records that include immunization/vaccination records must be submitted to SCCC.

Recommended Vaccinations

The Immunization Program of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommends that all college students be immunized against:

    • Tetanus
    • Diphtheria
    • Hepatitis B
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • Influenza
    • Measles, Mumps, & Rubella
 

It is also recommended that students in the health professions have additional protection against:

    • Polio
    • Tuberculosis

Please email to admissions@sccc.edu or contact for more information.

For more information on housing, please click here.

High School & College – original language and a certified copy, translated into English. SCCC requires proof of graduation from an accredited high school or secondary level institution, or a certificate of equivalency from a recognized agency. This documentation should be an official, certified copy in English and should state the graduation date.

Students who have previous college credit in their home countries are encouraged to provide those transcripts to SCCC. To receive credit for coursework done in another country, you will need to request a course-by-course evaluation be done on your transcript by a NACES or AICE member organization, then request that the evaluation be sent to Seward County Community College.

The list of NACES & AICE organizations can be found here: http://www.naces.org/members.html and http://aice-eval.org/members/

Please refer to step 5.

Students must provide proof of English Proficiency.

Acceptable proof includes: A secondary school transcript showing successful completion of an English course OR a certificate of the Test of English as a Foreign Language.

If the TOEFL is taken, students must score a minimum of:
Internet Based Test – 61
OR
Paper-delivered test – 500

Students will be required to take the Accuplacer placement test to determine skill level for placement into college level classes. If Accuplacer scores indicate the need, students may be asked to enroll in the appropriate English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

Last steps: need to pay before VISA interview

Financial

Please contact the DSO/Assistant Registrar for this form.

  • Must have one (1) of these:
    • Bank statements – most recent 2 months – must be translated into English by the bank or by a professional translator
    • Letter from the sponsor’s bank stating the AVERAGE monthly balance in US Dollars for the most recent 2 month period.
  • USCIS Regulations require students to provide sufficient proof of financial support to pay for the educational costs listed by the college. This documentation must be received by SCCC before an I-20 can be issued to the student. Specific information should be supplied on the Financial Resource Statement. The statement must be accompanied by two months of detailed bank statements OR a letter from your bank on letterhead, signed by a bank official, stating the average balance for the most recent two months.

Student Checklist

All items listed above must be completed before.

Enrolling in Classes

  • To schedule a personal appointment with a general advisor, contact the Student Success Center at (620) 417-1700.
  • For incoming New Freshman, refer to the next step.
  • All Saints Enrollment Days are for incoming students to meet with staff and faculty. They’re geared to enrolling students in classes for the Fall semester.
  • To register and for more information, click here.

Pay your Saints bill by contacting the Business Office at (620) 417-1080. Credit/Debit, Checks, and Money Orders are accepted.

Pay to: Seward County Community College, (Attention: Cashiers, PO. Box 1137, Liberal Ks, 67905)