TVCC welcomes international students and offers a personal, supportive learning environment. International students seeking admission must provide the following:

Initial Steps

  • Complete a TVCC Application for Admission
    • Applications will be processed after students have submitted all documents and attended their Admissions appointment.

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  • Schedule an appointment with PDSO or DSO about international admission at by booking here or contact TVCC Primary Designated School Official Chase Van Weerdhuizen at 541-881-5824 or

Documents To Be Submitted After Appointment

  • Proof of completing a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Proof of age verified with a photocopy of the identification page of your current passport (international students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of enrollment)
    • Official transcripts from all previous high schools, colleges, or universities (transcripts must be in English, and on the official letterhead/stationary of the school). Transcripts from colleges in the United States may be submitted through TVCC's regular transcript evaluation processes. Transcripts from colleges and universities in other countries must be evaluated by a NACES certified transfer credit evaluator and the results must be submitted directly to TVCC.
  • International Student Financial Statement Form - Provided following appointment
    • This must be accompanied by an original, current bank statement with a balance equal to the cost of one year of tuition, fees, and living expenses (funds must be translated into U.S. currency).

Estimated Academic Year Expenses at TVCC

9 months or 3 quarters per year: September – June

Tuition and Fees*


Room & Board *


($3,998 double occupancy room/$3,843 meal plan for the year)

Even if a student is not living in the dorms, they must still estimate at least this cost for living expenses.

Housing information online:

Books and Supplies


Personal Expenditures


International Student Insurance


Total Expenses


* Official institutional rates for the academic year are finalized by July 1

  • Evidence of English language proficiency - There are multiple ways students can verify their English language proficiency, including education, testing, and exemption due to English being an offiical language in their home country.

You Can See a Complete List of English Language Proficiency Requirements Here

When all of the above forms and required information is received by the Admissions Office, the applicant will then be considered for admission (an I-20 form will not be issued to any individual until all required information has been received and approved by the Admissions Office). Once the documents stated above have been received, verified, and approved, an I-20 will be generated. At this point the student will be processed and assigned their student ID number and login credentials.

All students must enroll by the last scheduled day of registration of each term. TVCC does not currently allow enrollment of international students in our Aviation programs.

Before Arrival In the United States

  • Proof of Health Insurance - All International and Federated States of Micronesia students will be required to document acceptable medical insurance by the time of registration for each term. TVCC strongly recommends students purchase plans that are Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant.
  • Housing Application - If living on-campus, submit a housing application and deposit at
  • Additional Bank Statements - If student's documents were verified earlier than three months before the start of the term, another bank statement from same institution(s) must be provided

Before or After Arrival in the United States

  • Take a Placement Test - TVCC offers virtual placement testing for international students. After you've submitted and your documents have been reviewed by our PDSO, you may schedule your placement test with our Testing Center at This step can be done before arrival or after arrival.
    • Requirements for Testing:
      • Student ID Number
      • Photo ID to be held up to camera for verification
      • A stable internet connection and computer with Zoom capability
      • A working camera on your computer for monitoring during the test
      • Allowance of TVCC staff to briefly take access of your computer
  • First Term Course Registration - To be done with an academic advisor in-person or over Zoom 
    • Foreign students must register for 12 credits or more to be certified on the I-20 form.
      • Only one of these courses can be done online

Upon Arrival in the United States

  • Meet with PDSO - Review documents and courses scheduled
    • Signing of the PDSO's copy of the I-20 for college's records
  • Attend Fall New Student Orientation
    • Winter and Spring students must attend New Student Orientation only if offered.

*If you submit electronic documents, printed and mailed copies of official documents may be requested to verify authenticity.

Additional Steps for International Students Transferring from Another College:

  • Photocopy of current I-20
  • Photocopy of your I-94 - Arrival/Departure Record
  • Completed TVCC International Student Transfer-In Form

Documents in Foreign Languages

All records in a foreign language must include the originals accompanied by an English translation.