Degree Seeking On-Campus Admission Requirements

Students must be in F-1 or M-1 visa status to qualify for degree seeking on-campus admission. The following requirements must be met and the proper accompanying documents (translated in English) must be on file with the Enrollment Services office at least six months prior to the semester of first attendance (see: "deadlines for submission of required documentation" table below). Once it is determined that a student meets all the necessary requirements, an I-20 will be issued, whereby a student may obtain an F-1 visa.
Deadlines for Submission of Required Documentation
Students planning to begin in the Fall semester
February 15
Students planning to being in the Spring semester
August 15
Students planning to being in the Summer semester
December 15


Required Documents:
  • A San Juan College application must be submitted. The application must have the student's name written on it exactly as it is stated on their passport.
  • An official copy of TOEFL score results must be sent directly to the Enrollment Services office. A minimum score of 61 (internet based) is required before admission will be granted.
    Students from the following countries do NOT have to complete the TOEFL test:
    ·         American Samoa
    ·         Australia
    ·         Bahamas
    ·         Barbados
    ·         Belize
    ·         Canada (except Quebec)
    ·         Dominica
    ·         Grenada
    ·         Grand Cayman
    ·         Guyana
    ·         Ireland
    ·         Jamaica
    ·         Liberia
    ·         New Zealand
    ·         Trinidad/Tobago
    ·         Turks and Caicos Islands
    ·         United Kingdom
    ·         U.S. Pacific Trust
  • All international students must have completed a secondary school and been awarded a diploma. Official secondary school transcripts of all coursework, translated in English, must be provided. These transcripts must be sent directly to the Enrollment Services office from AACRAO at If the student has completed any post-secondary education, those transcripts must be translated in English and evaluated course by course and sent directly to the Enrollment Services office. The student is responsible for payment of the required fee and for providing all required documentation.
  • An SJC Financial Responsibilities form must be provided indicating sufficient funds are available for the student’s education and living expenses along with required supporting documentation (including a bank financial statement). The signed and verified financial statement must show an account balance of no less than $25,000 per academic year (spring/fall semester). If classes are taken in the summer, there is an additional $8,000 (see: "Financial Obligations" table below). Note: Amount subject to change. Please refer to the Schedule of Classes for the current tuition and fee schedule for the semester of application.
  • All international students at SJC must have health insurance. Hospital admission, surgeries and medical care in general are all expensive and without insurance, you are held responsible for the entire cost. Proof must be provided to the Enrollment Services office.
  • Completion of the Accuplacer (college placement test) to determine course placement. Note: Accuplacer may be completed once on campus.
  • Student must pay the SEVIS fee of $200 once I-20 is received at: Once the fee is paid a copy of the reciept must be sent to the Enrollment Services office.
  • After all items have been received, and the student is admitted, an I-20 will be sent to the student in preparation for obtaining a visa. All new students must arrive in time to attend a New Student Orientation session before classes start. Dates may be obtained from the Enrollment Services office.
  • Students must check-in with the Coordinator of Enrollment Services immediately upon their arrival to SJC.
  • It the student's responsibility to know the rules and regulations associated with their F-1 visa! Be aware that violating the status of a visa has serious consequences, which may include deportation and the potential of not being allowed to enter the United States again in the future.
Financial Obligations
Tuition-18 credit hours max $346.75 per credit hour
Fees-18 credit hours max $305 305 305


General Information for Degree-Seeking On-Campus Admission International Students

  • International students are responsible for locating suitable housing. Campus housing is not available.
  • International students should be prepared to provide their own local transportation. Public transportation services are minimal.
  • Students already attending college in the United States must follow the admission procedures outlined above and work through their advisor of the school they are transferring from. Additionally, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and must not be on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension.
  • Financial aid is not available to international students. This includes grants, loans, and work-study.
  • International students must enroll in at least 12 credit hours each semester in their program of study and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA.
  • San Juan College policy does not allow international students to work on campus.
  • Curricular and Optional training opportunities are not permitted for international students at San Juan College. No exceptions to this policy can be made.
  • International students pay non-resident tuition and all general fees, plus a $200.00 per credit hour international student fee. Please refer to the current Schedule of Classes for current tuition and fees rates.