Transfer F-1 Visa

Special Admission Programs

Special Admission Programs

Certified Nurse Aide
Dental Hygiene
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Electrocardiograph Technician
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Technician
Medical Assisting Advanced Practice
Phlebotomy Technician
Polysomnographic Technology
Respiratory Care Therapist
Surgical Technologist
Veterinary Technology

Degrees and Pathways

Degrees and Pathways

For more information on Degrees and Pathways click here

Degree Restrictions

Degree Restrictions

Certificate programs
BSN-Nursing (completely online)
BAS-Clinical Operations Management (completely online)
Computer Systems-Data Development Track
Geospatial Information Science
Health Information Management
Insurance Management
Nursing Bridge or LVN/Paramedic/Medic
Patient Care Technician
Web Development
Pre-Bachelor of Applied Technology Cyber Security
Pre-Bachelor of Science Nursing
Pharmacy Technician

Step 1: Complete the Collin College Application for Admission 


Collin College does not issue PRE-OPT, nor do we provide STEM OPT recommendations for students with a previous STEM degree of a bachelor's or higher. We only offer STEM OPT recommendations for Collin College's STEM Cybersecurity bachelor's degree program.

International student applications must have accurate student information, including your foreign country address to issue an I-20 (foreign country address cannot be a p.o. box).


Step 2: Official TOEFL (institution code: 6805) or IELTS scores must be submitted with the following minimum scores:

               TOEFL--internet Based Test (iBT) score 71
                IELTS--6.5 or higher
               TOEFL exemptions

TOEFL/IELTS scores will not exempt you from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) needed to determine your college placement. For more information about TSI Assessment and exemptions, click here.


English as a Second Language Program (ESL)

TOEFL or IELTS scores for the English Language Program must be submitted with the following minimum scores:

                IELTS--4.5 (4.0 minimum in each skill)

               TOEFL iBT 32 (8 minimum in each skill)

For more information about our ESL program, click here.


Step 3: Complete the F-1 Intention to Apply AND provide supporting documentation (English translation required) for at least one of the following:



Documentation Required

Personal Savings

  • Bank statement showing balance equal or greater than $26,000 dated within 6 months of application deadline.

Parents, relatives, friends, or

U.S. Sponsor

  • Letter of guarantee from sponsor AND
  • Bank statement showing balance equal or greater than $26,000 dated within 6 months of the application deadline.

Your Government

  • Official letter confirming type and amount of financial aid.


Step 4: Submit transcripts from all U.S. schools.  Only official transcripts from U.S. schools will be accepted. 

Step 5: A copy of the front page of your passport showing your name, country of origin, and the expiration date of the passport with a minimum of 6 months validity.  Additionally, the International Students Office will need a copy of the following documents:

               > Current I-20

                > I-94

               > Visa

                > Financial documents (as indicated from Financial Information Worksheet)

               > ISO Local or Foreign Address form

Step 6:  The Status Verification form Form must be completed by current International Student Advisor

Please Note: Students who are OUT OF STATUS, or have below a 2.0 GPA will not be granted transfer admission. 


Step 7: Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine is required of all students who are under the age of 22 at least 10 days before the start of the semester.

Step 8: Mail or email all required documents found in steps 2 through 7 to:
International Student Office
Collin College - SCC
2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75074