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.
Summer 2018  April 30, 2018  May 25, 2018  June 11-15, 2018  June 25, 2018
Fall 2018 July 10, 2018 Aug 24, 2018 Sept 10-14, 2018 Sept 24, 2018
Winter 2019 Oct 9, 2018 Nov 26, 2018 Dec 10-14, 2018 Jan 7, 2019


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 FeeThe international applicant must submit the international application and $50 non-refundable International Application Fee. (Applicants may defer once within one year of initial application with no additional 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.


      International Application

      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 Student Services.


      International Application

    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.

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):

    1. F-1 Transfer Information Form
    2. Current I-20
      • Submit a copy of your current I-20.
    3. F-1 Visa
      • Submit a copy of your current F-1 Visa


  • 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!
  • All students, including transfer students, must attend classes full time (at least 12 credits) during the term they have applied for. This includes summer term. If you are a transfer student planning on taking summer as a “vacation term,” then you should apply for and transfer in the following fall term.

Alternate Checklist for Former PCC Students on Suspension

  1. 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):
  2. 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 |