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Welcoming Students from Around the World

Whether you're just starting out in your career or looking to improve your skills, WCTC is a great place to be an international student. International students can choose from a number of associate degree programs that are eligible for an F-1 student visa.

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F-1 International Student Admission Process

Application Deadlines

  • June 1 - fall semester start
  • November 1 - spring semester start

Steps to Apply:

Submit Paperwork

Submit the International Student Application and International Students Recognition of Financial Support to WCTC's Global Education Center.

Please note: Certain associate degree programs are not available to out-of-district and international students due to program demand and waitlists. Consult the international student program availability list below for more information.

Check Your Mail

If you are admitted, WCTC will mail you an admission letter, I-20 and other WCTC-related information.


Pay SEVIS I-901 Fee. Regulation requires all prospective students to pay the I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Fee before the Department of State issues you a visa.

Obtain F-1 Visa

Follow your local U.S. Embassy or Consular office instructions for obtaining the F-1 visa. An interview is required. Bring your WCTC admission information, financial information, receipt of SEVIS I-901 payment and any other required documentation to the interview.

Complete Admissions Steps

After your F-1 visa is approved, follow the steps in your admission packet, which include:

  • Make travel and living arrangements in the United States.
  • Complete New Student Orientation and the online section for International Student Orientation, and plan to arrive for the in-person session.
  • Purchase and submit proof of comprehensive health insurance, including coverage for repatriation.
  • Maintain your F-1 status.
  • Purchase your books and supplies.

F-1 Program Availability

WCTC has many associate degree programs, but not all are open to F-1 international students. All F-1 international students must enroll in a full-time, in-person associate degree program. The programs listed below are eligible for F-1 international students. Due to high demand, some programs are open to in-district students only and are not eligible for F-1 international students.

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