International Students

Welcome! The International Student Affairs department assists international students meet their academic, social and cultural needs while attending Manchester Community College. The department 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 should consult with MCC’s Director of International Student Affairs/Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) or 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:

General Fund Classes (Out-of-State Tuition and Fees)

Semester Hours College Tuition College Services Fee ‡ Student Activity Fee ‡ Total
1 $465.00 $231.00 $10.00 $706.00
2 $930.00 $252.00 $10.00 $1,192.00
3 $1,395.00 $270.00 $10.00 $1,675.00
4 $1,860.00 $285.00 $10.00 $2,155.00
5 $2,325.00 $336.00 $10.00 $2,671.00
6 $2,790.00 $384.00 $10.00 $3,184.00
7 $3,255.00 $432.00 $10.00 $3,697.00
8 $3,720.00 $477.00 $10.00 $4,207.00
9 $4,185.00 $528.00 $10.00 $4,723.00
10 $4,650.00 $570.00 $10.00 $5,230.00
11 $5,115.00 $624.00 $10.00 $5,749.00
12 or more** $5,580.00 $672.00 $20.00 $6,272.00

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

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/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 Affairs department by January 11, 2017, for the Spring 2017 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 $6,272 per semester or $12,544 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/PDSO to ensure that their I-20 application is processed in a timely manner for U.S. State Department approval.


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

Information Sessions

International I-20 information session dates and times are scheduled on a weekly basis. Please call 860-512-3210 for further information and confirmation.

Location, Contact Information and Office Hours

Student Services Center, SSC L156

For more information regarding international student services and programs, or I-20, F-1, OPT and CPT advising, please contact either:

Joseph Mesquita, Director of International Student Affairs/PDSO
Phone: 860-512-3215

Elijah A. Oliver, Enrollment Services Coordinator
Phone: 860-512-3218

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

Monday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.