Visa Students

Welcome international students! The following information will help you determine your immigration status before enrolling in classes at JCCC.


Visa students are those individuals who will enter or have entered the United States with any category of visa.

  • F-1, J-1 and M-1 are visa types for international students. If you already have or plan to apply for an F-1 or M-1 visa in order to attend JCCC, you will need to have a U.S. government form I-20 from JCCC. Refer to F and M student visa information.
  • Learn more about the J student visa information.
  • There are more than 30 other types of visas for individuals who intend to be in the United States for a limited period of time for vacation, business, etc. Learn more about nonimmigrant visas.
  • There are more than 10 types of visas for individuals who intend to remain indefinitely in, or immigrate to the United States for employment, marriage, adoption, etc. Learn more about indefinite immigrant visas.

Your Visa status determines what you are allowed to do in the U.S.

Non F-1 and M-1 Visa Applicants
Visa applicants are defined as those with any visa except F-1 or M-1.

New F-1 and M-1 Visa Applicants
New F-1 and M-1 are defined as those requesting an I-20 from JCCC so that you can apply for a F-1 or M-1 Visa

I-20 Applicants
Transfer I-20 applicants are defined as those requesting an I-20 from JCCC so that you can transfer from your current college to JCCC.Concurrent I-20 applicants are defined as those who are attending the college that issued your current I-20 while also attending JCCC.

Distance Learner Applicants
Distance Learner applicants are defined as those who will enroll in online or correspondence courses that do not require you to enter the United States to study at JCCC.