Prospective Student Information

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Application Information for International Students

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Priority Application Deadlines

All application documents are due by the following deadlines:

International Student Orientation schedule: priority application deadlines
Term Application deadline Orientation Dates First Day of Classes
Outside U.S. Inside U.S.
Fall 2017 June 26, 2017 July 17, 2017 *August 28, 2017 – September 1, 2017

September 11, 2017 – September 15, 2017
September 25, 2017
Winter 2018 October 6, 2017 November 3, 2017 December 11 – December 15, 2017 January 8, 2018

*Attending the 1st orientation you are more likely to get 1st choice of classes

Transfer Students

International Application Checklist

[NOTE on MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants must be turning 18 years old in the first term they attend PCC.]

Your complete application packet should include the following:

  1. International Application Form and $50 International Application Fee

    The international applicant must submit the international application and $50 non-refundable International Application Fee.

    Online and paper applications
    Apply Online Apply with the Paper Application

    The international application fee for the online application can be paid only with a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Please fill out the online application if possible.

    Click on the link below to complete the online application form.

    Online International Application Form

    The international application fee for the paper application can be paid only with a check or money order. Mail the paper application and $50 application fee to the Office of International Education.

    Click on the link below to download and print the application form.

    International Application Form

  2. StudentsPassport Photo Page
    • Submit a copy of your passport photo page (with picture, name, and date of birth).
  3. Academic Transcripts
    • Submit academic transcripts (list of classes and grades) from your current or most recent high school, college, or university.
      • If the transcripts are not in English, you must submit a copy in the original language along with an English translation.
      • The transcript (or the English translation) must include the name and address of the high school, college, or university.
      • For initial admissions purposes, unofficial transcripts may be submitted. However, official transcripts may later be required.
  4. Proof of Financial Resources
  5. Proof of English Proficiency

    NOTE: English proficiency is NOT required for admission to PCC, but you may be exempted from the ESOL placement testing and ESOL program if you are able to show proof of English proficiency.

  6. Additional Checklist for Transfer Students

    Good Friends

    If you are an international student transferring (or transferring back) to PCC from another school in the US, please also submit the following (in addition to #1-5 on the International Application Checklist above):

  7. F1 Transfer Information Form
  8. Current I-20
    • Submit a copy of your current I-20.
  9. F1 Visa
    • Submit a copy of your current F1 Visa
  10. NOTE: BEFORE you can register for classes at PCC, the international student advisor (DSO) at your previous school must schedule your SEVIS record to be released to PCC!

    Alternate Checklist for Former PCC Students on Suspension

  11. Suspended Re-Admission — If were suspended from PCC more than a year ago and/or are no longer in the US, please also submit the following (in addition to #1-5 above):
  12. Suspended Transfer — If were suspended from PCC less than one year ago and are currently studying at another US institution, please also submit the following (in addition to #1-9 above):

NOTE: Returning PCC students who are not on Academic Suspension follow the NEW APPLICATION checklist above.

Submitting Materials

Materials can be submitted in person, as email attachments or as fax to:

Portland Community College
International Student Services - Rock Creek Campus
17705 NW Springville Rd (Building 3, Room 223)
Portland, OR 97229
Phone: +1-971-722-7150 | Fax: +1-971-722-7170 |