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International Students

Mission Statement for Office of International and Immigrant Student Affairs
The Office of International and Immigrant Student Affairs is committed to providing services necessary to meet the special needs of F-1 international and immigrant students.

The mission is supported by two primary goals:

  • To educate and inform the F-1 international population of the regulations governing the enrollment of international students;
  • To provide programs and services that facilitates the international and immigrant student’s academic transition to and from Westchester Community College.

International Student Admissions
Any applicant who is not a citizen, a documented permanent resident of the U.S., or an undocumented resident of the U.S. and who wishes to study at the college on a full-time basis, may apply for an F-1(student) visa. Such a student is considered an international student throughout their academic stay. Students on F-1 visas must be admitted to the college on a full-time basis. International students should download an application package from the link below.

(Note: International students who need intensive English preparation before starting college can also qualify for F-1 immigration status.)

Prospective Nursing Applicants
Please call (914) 606-6735 to obtain specific information regarding admissions requirements for the nursing program.

The Office of Immigrant Student Affairs

Location:  Valhalla Campus, Gateway Bldg., Room 132
Office Hours:  Monday – Thursday,  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
To Make an Appointment: 914-606-5660
Phone: 914-606-8567
Fax: 914-606-5692
Email Contact: anne.verini@sunywcc.edu

To Receive an International Student Application

  • Download International Student Application Package
  • For students transferring from another US college or language school, who currently have F-1 (Student) status, Download Transfer Recommendation Form.
  • Request an application by email.
  • All documents sent to Westchester Community College become the property of the college and can not be returned or reproduced for any reason.  Please be sure to make copies of all documents submitted for your own records.  You will need these copies for your visa appointment.

International Student Admissions

For students applying from outside the US, completed applications are due on the following dates. Incomplete applications will be rejected and/or deferred until the following semester.

  • Fall semester deadline is June 15.
  • Spring semester deadline is November 1.
  • Summer semester is April 1.

For students applying from within the US (transfer or change of status), completed applications are due on the following dates. Incomplete applications will be rejected and/or deferred until the following semester.

  • Fall semester deadline is July 15.
  • Spring semester deadline is December 1.
  • Summer semester is May 1.

For more information regarding the application process for international students write to Anne.Verini@sunywcc.edu at the Office of International Student Services.

Immigrant Affairs