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 baccalaureate 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 Student Affairs Operations/Designated School Official (DSO) 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.

Please refer to the Admissions and SEVIS I-20 Application Process page for further details.

All documents for the SEVIS I-20 must be submitted to the International Student Affairs office by May 31 for the fall semester and September 30  for the spring semester. Students with SEVIS I-20s (F-1 Visa) must maintain full-time status (12 or more credits per semester). International F-1 students pay non-resident (out-of-state) and full-time tuition and fees. 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 Student Affairs Operations/Designated School Official to ensure that their I-20 application is processed in a timely manner for U.S. State Department approval.

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.


Housing

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

Contact Information, Location and Office Hours

Prospective and New Students, Issuing of SEVIS I-20s and First Semester Students

K. Umesh Vig
Director of Student Affairs Operations/DSO
Student Services Center, SSC L156
Phone: 860-512-3204 

Continuing Students

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

Mailing Address

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

Office Hours

Day of the week Time open
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m.