Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Application Information for International Students

Priority Application Deadlines

All application documents are due by the following deadlines:

International Student Orientation schedule
Term Application deadline Orientation Dates First Day of Classes
Outside U.S. Inside U.S.
Summer 2017 April 7, 2017 N/A. Transfer applications not accepted. June 12 - June 16, 2017 June 26, 2017
Fall 2017 June 26, 2017 July 17, 2017 *August 28, 2017 – September 1, 2017

September 11, 2017 – September 15, 2017
September 25, 2017

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

*NO TOEFL score is required. All students are required to take an English placement test before registering for classes.

Effective Fall term 2016, all admitted students will be issued an initial I-20 listing the Education Level as 'Language Training,' and Major as 'Second Language Learning.

After completing the English placement test at Orientation students will receive an updated I-20 reflecting the appropriate Education Level and Major.

International Application Checklist

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. Academic Transcripts
    • Academic transcripts (your grades) must be from your current or most recent school.
    • They must be in English, and on the official letterhead/stationary of the school.
  3. Proof of Financial Resources
    • The final balance on bank statements and bank letters must be dated within 6 months of the term you wish to study at PCC.
    • Bank statements and bank letters must have a final balance of at least $18,000 USD.
    • If you intend to bring your spouse (husband/wife) with you to PCC, you must show an additional $3,500 USD. If you intend to bring your children (son/daughter) with you to PCC, you must show an additional $2,500 USD per child.
    • Bank statements and bank letters must be in English. They must be printed on the official letterhead/stationary of the bank.
    • The currency must be listed.
    • The $18,000 USD must be liquid funds, in a checking or savings account. We do not accept: stocks, capability/solvency statements, retirement funds, trust funds, bonds/certified deposits, or other forms of investments.
    • If you will be sponsored by a US citizen or permanent resident, the US sponsor must also fill out and submit the I-134 form.
  4. Passport Photo Page
    • Send us a copy of your passport photo page; the page with your picture, name and date of birth.
  5. Financial Responsibility Form
    • Download the form
    • If you are applying with the paper application, this form is on the back of the paper application.
  6. Health Insurance
    • All international students must have health insurance coverage for the duration of their study.
    • International students at PCC are required to have PCC international student health insurance.
    • Please DO NOT buy health insurance coverage from your home country because it will not be accepted by PCC.
    • For more information, visit our Health Insurance website.

Transfer Students

If you are an international student transferring to PCC from another school in the US, please also submit the following.

  • The documents listed above for #1-5. (Please make sure to have official transcripts from transfer school mailed directly in a sealed envelope.)
  • Completed F-1 Transfer Information Form
  • Copies of your current I-20 form and US visa.

**Transfer Students** BEFORE you can register for classes, the international advisor at your previous school must schedule your SEVIS record to be released to PCC!

Returning Students

International students on F-1 visas who interrupt their studies at PCC and return within one year of leaving PCC, must complete the Re-admission form and submit it with required documentation to the International Admissions Office.

Additional Required documentation may include:

  1. Current financial documents: dated within 6 months of desired term of admission
  2. F-1 Transfer information form: if currently enrolled at a U.S. institution
  3. Official transcripts: only if student attended any other schools since leaving PCC
  4. Photocopies of current immigration documents including passport photo page, visa, I-94, and I-20 form (if residing in the U.S.)

Submitting Application & Application Documents

Email, mail or fax your completed application packet and application documents to:

Portland Community College
International Education—Rock Creek Campus
17705 NW Springville Rd, Bldg 3 Room 223
Portland, OR 97229
Phone: 971-722-7150 | Fax: 971-722-7170 | international@pcc.edu