Initial F-1 Visa Applicants

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 (entirely online)
BAS-Clinical Operations Management (entirely 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.  

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 to be considered college-level ready:

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

TOEFL/IELTS scores will not exempt you from 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 application deadline.

Your Government

  • Official letter confirming type and amount of financial aid.


Step 4: Submit transcripts from foreign high school or college; unofficial transcripts acceptable (English translated). Collin College requires proof of secondary school leaving qualification equivalent to the U.S. high school diploma.


Step 5: A copy of the front page of your passport showing your name, country of origin, and expiration date with a minimum of 6 months validity.


Step 6: 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 7: Mail or email all required documents found in steps 2 through 6 to:
             International Student Office
             Collin College - SCC
             2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway
             Plano, TX 75074


Step 8:
Before you make an appointment at the American Consulate for your F-1 VISA click on the SEVIS I-901 fee payment link and print the receipt.

Upon arrival to the U.S., please report to the International Students Office with the original documents of: