Request a F-1 Visa

International students on a F-1 visa may enroll at Manchester Community College. International students on a visa other than a F-1 visa may also enroll for classes at MCC but should consult with the Director of International Student Affairs/Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) or the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to verify their student eligibility and enrollment status.

All international students on non-immigrant visas and most non-permanent residents will be charged out-of-state tuition and fees.

International students with 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.


How to Get Started

To be admitted to Manchester Community College and to register for Spring 2017 semester classes, all international students seeking an I-20, F-1 student visa must:

  • Apply to the college by January 11, 2017 for the Spring 2017 semester.
  • Submit the admissions application with a $20 non-refundable fee.
  • Submit official proof of high school completion or General Education Development (GED). 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.
  • Register by Wednesday January 18, 2017.

All I-20 documents must be submitted to the International Student Affairs office by January 11, 2017 for the Spring 2017 semester. I-20 students must maintain a full-time status (12 or more credits per semester).

Manchester Community College is not an English as a Second Language institution and cannot process I-20s for F-1 intensive English language development.

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

Appointments to obtain information about the I-20 SEVIS and F-1 process for the Spring 2017 semester will be held in the Admissions office, Student Services Center, SSC L156. Please contact the International Student Affairs office at 860-512-3213 for an appointment, if you are requesting an I-20 information packet or if you have any further questions.