I-20 International and Immigrant Student Applicants in the United States


If you are a student currently in the United States

After receiving your I-20 after all your admissions requirements are met, consult with the IISS office. You may be required to complete one or more of the following before you can enroll:

  • Verify you have met the Tuberculosis test requirements.
  • Sit for a placement examination.
    • You will see this requirement listed on your MyJCCC student account either under “Holds” as illustrated below or under your “Admission Requirements.”
    • You need to complete the placement exam only offered in-person in the JCCC Testing Center. The  Testing Center provides when and how to site for the exam. Immediately after you complete exam a printout of your scores will be given to you and any assessment holds will be removed.
      or
    • Provide ACT scores no more than three years old at the time they are submitted documenting you achieved a score of 19 or higher on the English portion and 26 or higher on the mathematics portion of the examination.
      or
    • Submit U.S. college transcripts documenting you earned a grade of D or better in the equivalent of JCCC’s English Composition I class and a grade of C or better in the equivalent of JCCC College Algebra course. Allow up to 14 business days for processing before the business holds will be removed.
  • If you will be applying for a change of status, submit your Status Documentation.
  • Arrange for housing off-campus or learn about the Homestay program.
  • Make an appointment with a academic counselor.

Note: If the above requirements are not met, you may be required to speak with a counselor before enrollment and/or enroll in one or more prescribed courses. You may sit for the placement exam once and then sit for one re-test during the same term. You are required to wait until the next consecutive term before you will be eligible to sit for another re-test.

Delivery of Your I-20

If you want your I-20 given to someone else, email our IISS staff from your JCCC student email account and provide the information below. If the person who is to be given your I-20 will come to the IISS office to pick it up, instruct them that they must present their valid photo identification in order for your I-20 to be released to them.

  1. Your full name as it is written in your passport,
  2. Your date of birth
  3. Your complete address in your home country
  4. The full name of the person you want to be given your I-20
  5. The email address of the person who is to be given your I-20
  6. The complete postal address of the person who is to be given your I-20
  7. And request your I-20 to be given to the person you have specified