International Students

Welcome! The International Student Affairs office assists international students meet their academic, social and cultural needs while attending Manchester Community College. The office also provides information, programs, activities and services to increase international awareness for the college community at large. Over the years, international students from over 70 countries and speaking more than 50 languages have attended MCC. Having gained a firm academic foundation, many of these students transfer to four-year institutions to pursue their educational goals.

International students on a visa other than a F-1 visa may enroll for classes at MCC. Prior to enrolling, an international student must consult with MCC’s  Director of International Student Affairs and Student Conduct/Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to verify eligibility and enrollment status. All international students on non-immigrant visas will be charged out-of-state tuition and fees, which can be found below.

Admissions Process

To be admitted to Manchester Community College and to register for classes, all international students seeking F-1 student visas must:

  • Submit the admissions application with a $20 non-refundable fee.
  • Submit official proof of high school completion or General Education Development (GED) completion. This documentation must be in English.
  • Submit an affidavit of support with proof of financial responsibility and name of citizen/permanent resident sponsor.
  • Pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam with a minimum score of 70 on the Internet-based test (IBT) or 173 on the computer-based test (CBT).
  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.5 is also acceptable.
  • Schedule to take the assessment test for English and math placement.
  • Meet with the Director of International Student Affairs and Student Conduct/PDSO to complete an I-20 SEVIS application for United States Government international visa processing.

All I-20 documents must be submitted to the International Student Affairs office by June 30 for the Fall semester and November 15 for the Spring semester. I-20 students must maintain full-time status (12 or more credits per semester). International F-1 students pay non-resident and full-time tuition and fees for a total of $6,616 per semester or $13,232 per year. Please note: tuition and fees are subject to change.

International students on a F-1 visa who are interested in attending Manchester Community College should contact the Director of International Student Affairs and Student Conduct/Designated School Official to ensure that their I-20 application is processed in a timely manner for U.S. State Department approval.

International Student Tuition and Fees

Semester Hours College Tuition College Services Fee ‡ Student Activity Fee ‡‡ Transportation Fee ‡ Total
1 $489 $243 $10 $20 $762
2 $978 $258 $10 $20 $1,266
3 $1,467 $282 $10 $20 $1,779
4 $1,956 $297 $10 $20 $2,283
5 $2,445 $254 $10 $20 $2,829
6 $2,934 $402 $10 $20 $3,366
7 $3,423 $456 $10 $20 $3,909
8 $3,912 $501 $10 $20 $4,443
9 $4,401 $555 $10 $20 $4,986
10 $4,890 $600 $10 $20 $5,520
11 $5,379 $654 $10 $20 $6,063
12 or more** $5,868 $708 $20 $20 $6,606

*Please know there could be additional fees for lab or studio classes that are not listed here.

Application materials for international students are available in the International Student Affairs office, Student Services Center,  SSC L156.

SEVIS: What it is and what it means to you!

SEVIS is the acronym for Student and Exchange Visitor Information System.  It is an online tracking system for international students and their dependents.  Through SEVIS colleges and universities enter and update various data regarding the international students who have been issued a Form I-20 by their institution.

This means, that the information about you and your F-1 visa status will be updated regularly in this SEVIS database.  Therefore you must tell the International Student Advisor any time you: have a change of address, change of name, change of major, wish to drop below full-time enrollment, or wish to engage in practical training or employment.  The International Student Advisor must also enter information about illegal employment or any other violation of your F-1 status.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has complete access to your information via SEVIS.  This department works with the college to assist you in properly maintaining your F-1 status.  While Manchester Community College and the USCIS do our parts, you must also make sure that you are maintaining your F-1 status properly.


Manchester Community College does not have housing or dormitory provisions. Visit the Student Activities’ page for local housing and rental opportunities.

Contact Information, Location and Office Hours

Information regarding international student services, I-20, F-1, OPT and CPT advising:

For continuing students, please contact:

Sara Vincent
Director of Enrollment Management/PDSO
Student Services Center, SSC L156
Phone: 860-512-3212

For new and prospective students, please contact:

Elijah A. Oliver
Associate Director of Admissions/DSO
Student Services Center, SSC L156
Phone: 860-512-3214 

Mailing Address:
International Student Affairs
Great Path, MS #12
P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046