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International Student Admissions

COVID-19 Updates for Prospective International Students

All PCC classes and services will be online/remote for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021. We hope to be back to in-person instruction for Spring 2021.  

 

During these difficult times, PCC’s International Admissions Team remains active in assisting student applicants. What we are doing:

  • We continue to accept and process applications for the upcoming terms.
  • We are assisting prospective students with deferrals (no fee).
  • We are available at international@pcc.edu for any questions about applications or next steps.

State Department COVID-19 Updates for Prospective Students

Message from OISS Admissions Team Leadership

update for prospective students

Update for Prospective F-1 International Students (07/15/2020)

 

 

 

 

 

Completing your application

1) International application form

Choose the tab for the term you would like to apply for, and click on that “online application” button.

All application documents are due by the following dates:

Winter 2021
Applications must be submitted
Winter 2020 application dates and links for outside and inside the US
Student group Dates Application link
Outside US / Initial March 16, 2020 – October 7, 2020  Online application »
Or, you can fill out the paper application
Winter 2020 paper application
Inside US / Transfer March 16, 2020 – November 23, 2020
Financial documents cannot be dated before

  • February 16, 2020
Orientation week – MANDATORY ATTENDANCE ALL DAYS
  • December 7 – 11, 2020
First day of class
  • January 4, 2021
Spring 2021
Applications must be submitted
Spring 2019 application dates and links for outside and inside the US
Student group Dates Application link
Outside US / Initial June 8, 2020 – January 15, 2021  Online application »
Or, you can fill out the paper applicationSpr 2019 paper application
Inside US / Transfer June 8, 2020 – March 1, 2021
Financial documents cannot be dated before

  • May 8, 2020
Orientation week – MANDATORY ATTENDANCE ALL DAYS
  • March 15 – 19, 2021
First day of class
  • March 29, 2021
Summer 2021
Applications must be submitted
Summer 2019 application dates and links for outside and inside the US
Student group Dates
Outside US / Initial September 7, 2020 – April 7, 2021  Online application »
Or, you can fill out the paper application
ring 2019 paper application
Inside US / Transfer September 7, 2020 – May 24, 2021

Financial documents cannot be dated before
  • August 7, 2020
Orientation week – MANDATORY ATTENDANCE ALL DAYS
  • June 7-11, 2021
First day of class
  • June 21, 2021
Fall 2021
Applications must be submitted
Summer 2019 application dates and links for outside and inside the US
Student group Dates
Outside US / Initial Coming Soon  Online application »
Or, you can fill out the paper application
ring 2019 paper application
Inside US / Transfer Coming Soon

Financial documents cannot be dated before
  • Coming Soon
Orientation week – MANDATORY ATTENDANCE ALL DAYS
  • Coming Soon
First day of class
  • Coming Soon

Students2) Passport 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

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) Health insurance agreement

Additional requirements

  • Age requirement: In general, applicants should be turning 18 years of age in the first term they attend PCC. However, we do accept students aged 16 to 17 if certain requirements are met. The Admissions Team will provide the applicant with the necessary paperwork and inform them of the special guidelines.
  • Transfer students: There are a few additional steps for transfer students
  • Former PCC students on suspension: There are alternative steps for students on suspension

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 | international@pcc.edu