Admission Requirements for F-1 and M-1 Visa Applicants

Deadlines for Admission

You should apply as early as possible. Submitting an online application for admission as early as one year in advance will ensure you your admission file will be opened and JCCC will begin corresponding with you regarding your intention to become a JCCC student. The following deadlines for all the completed documents are required to ensure the I-20 will be issued for the semester listed bellow.

April 1 (Fall semester begins in mid-August)
September 1 (Spring semester begins in mid-January)
February 1 (Summer term begins the first week of June)


To be admitted and receive an I-20 for an F-1 or M-1 Visa the following requirements must be met:

  1. Apply
  2. Essential M-1 Visa Requirements and Restrictions
  3. Submit Secondary School Documentation
  4. Submit English Proficiency Documentation
  5. Submit Financial Documentation
  6. Submit tuberculosis (test) results

JCCC is required to verify each credit I-20 applicant’s English proficiency, finances and secondary/high school education before issuing a form I-20. The deadlines below have been established in an effort to allow adequate time for document verification and processing as well as visa interviews, travel and adjustment to life in the US before classes begin.

Waiting Period to Receive I-20

The I-20 Timeline will help you to determine when you will receive your I-20, after your application is received, so you can apply for an F-1 visa.