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Application Deadlines

F-1 transfer students must apply and submit to the IISS office all required documents at least 2 weeks before the first day of classes. Please check the Academic Calendar for class start dates.

Applications and materials submitted after the listed admissions deadlines may not be processed for the current term as immigration regulations may be negatively impacted. Standard processing is 5 business days from the date submitted.

Required Steps to be admitted to JCCC and receive a form I-20

1. Apply to JCCC

Within 3 to 5 business days of applying to JCCC, you will receive an email which contains your 8 digit JCCC student ID number and provides information on how to log into your MyJCCC account. Once you receive this email, you will be able to proceed with completing the other admissions steps found below and submitting the required documents to the IISS office.

Not all programs are I-20 eligible - check with the IISS office to verify eligibility.

2. Submit Transfer Request Form

You are required to have a Transfer In Form sent to the IISS office. You are to complete the top portion of this form then have a DSO or international student advisor at your current school fill out the rest of the form. After the form has been completed, submit it to the IISS office

3. Submit Proof of Meeting English Proficiency Requirements

If you are NOT from:

  • Commonwealth Caribbean (does not include the Dominican Republic, Haiti or the Dutch Isles)
  • English-Speaking Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Ireland

You are required to meet the JCCC English language proficiency requirement as part of your admission to the college. This may be done in one of the following ways:

  • Submit unofficial transcripts from an accredited U.S. college or university documenting you have completed the equivalent of JCCC’s English 106 (Introduction to Writing) course or English 121 (Composition I) course with a grade of C or better. (Later you will be required to submit the official transcript to Admissions)
  • Submit unofficial transcripts from an accredited U.S. college or university documenting the completion of a minimum of twelve (12) transferable credit hours of non-ESL courses with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. (Later you will be required to submit the official transcript to Admissions)
  • Submit an ACT English sub-score of 19 or higher.
  • Submit a minimum TOEFL score of 57 or an IELTS score of 5 which is less than two years old.
  • Take the Accuplacer test in the JCCC Testing Center.
  • If English is not your native language, but you’ve been educated (a minimum of three years) and graduated from an English-speaking country listed above, your language proficiency requirement will be waived.

Please be aware that your score on the TOEFL, IELTS or Accuplacer test will determine if you must take English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes at JCCC prior to taking classes in your area of study. 

Regular college credit classes iBT 65 or higher 6 or higher 115 or higher
English for Academic Purposes (Level 4)
*one semester
iBT 61-64 5.5 102-114
English for Academic Purposes (Level 3)
*two semesters
iBT 57-60 5 89-101

4. Submit Bank Documents (Statement and Letter)

You must show that you or your financial sponsor has the equivalent of $24,670 (USD) available to cover the cost for one academic year of study and living expenses, or $30,670 (USD) if you are applying for admission for the summer semester.

A bank statement and/or a bank letter written on bank letterhead containing this minimum balance must be provided along with an English translation. These financial documents must be less than 6 months old and must include the name of the person funding your education, which is either you or a financial sponsor. Balances from equity portfolios in taxable accounts cannot be submitted to meet the financial requirements for the issuance of an I-20.

If you are processing a change of level I-20 to become a degree-seeking student (after finishing the EAP program) you will be required to verify updated financial documents.

Federal regulations and Johnson County Community College policy severely limit the types of financial assistance available to international students. College admissions policy requires that international students (those with F-1 and M-1 visas) have enough resources to meet their expenses. Students with these visas are not eligible for federal student aid. Scholarships are not generally available. Off-campus employment is not authorized. For these reasons, all F-1 students must provide proof of having sufficient monetary funds to cover the cost of their educational and living expenses while at JCCC.

Cost of Attendance

Tuition $5,472
Books/Supplies $1,560  (estimated)
Housing/Meals $9,780   (estimated)
Personal Expenses $6,050   (estimated)
Accident/Illness Insurance $1,808 (estimated)
Total $24,670
*An extra $6,000 is added for estimated expenses if a student starts in the summer semester

Optional: If housing and meals will be provided for you at no cost, you should also submit a Room and Board Sponsorship Form.

JCCC is in Overland Park, KS, a residential suburb of Kansas City. Like most community colleges, it does not have dormitories or housing on campus. Typically, students arrange their own housing in the community and travel by car to campus as public transportation is limited in Overland Park. For more information about housing go to Housing in the Community.

5. Submit Certificate of Finances

Along with the bank documents, you will also need to submit the Certificate of Finances formFor detailed information on financial requirements and sponsorship review the information for acceptable proof of funds.

6. Submit a Copy of Passport, Visa, I-94 and I-20

You are required to submit copies of your status documents which include your passport, visa, I-94 and current I-20 (pages 1 and 2).

7. Submit Proof of Having Completed Secondary Education

Submit a secondary school completion diploma, certificate or any other document showing completion of your secondary school education (transcripts, leaving certificate, secondary exam score etc.) unless you have completed more than 12 non-ESL college level classes at an accredited U.S. college or university. Submit copies of U.S. transcripts for your immigration file to document your continued enrollment. Documentation should be accompanied with an English translation in a format that is similar to the original document. The documents do not need to be translated by a professional translator.

8. Submit Tuberculosis Blood Test Results

If you are from one of the countries listed on the TB country list you will be required to undergo a TB blood test at the Johnson County Health Department and have the results sent to the IISS office. See further details about TB screening.

If you have undergone a TB test within the past 2 years in the United States, you may submit your results to the IISS office to be reviewed.

9. Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to the IISS office via email at Official transcripts should be requested and sent to Admissions.

10. Placement Tests

Depending on your educational history, you may be required to take math and/or English placement tests, which may be done on campus in Testing Services

11. New Student Orientation

Students new to JCCC will be required to complete the new student orientation. This can either be done online or in person in the Student Center. See more information about the New Student Orientation.

Additional Important Information

Pre-Arrival Form

IISS Check-In and New Student Orientation:

You must come to the IISS office in COM 306 to check in before the start of the semester. Additionally, you must attend the New F-1 Student Orientation. This is different from the new student orientation mentioned above (#10) as this orientation is specifically intended for F-1 visa students. You will receive the date, time, and location for the New F-1 Student Orientation with your acceptance letter.

Submitting Documents to IISS:

The fastest and preferred way for applicants to submit the required documents is through the IISS email:

Documents may also be mailed to:
JCCC International and Immigrant Student Services Office
12345 College Blvd., Box 30
Overland Park, KS 66210-1299 USA
**Do not mail the IISS original copies of your documents.**

Or faxed to 913-469-7681

F-2 Visa holders:

If you plan to come to the U.S. with a dependent, please notify the IISS office as you will be required to submit documents for your dependents and add an additional $5,000 (USD) per dependent to your bank documents. F-2 visa holders may study but only part-time (no more than 11 credit hours per semester).

IISS follows college policy for the Student Code of Conduct and Discipline. Any student found in violation of our code of conduct or discipline may be reported the Deans Office to follow disciplinary procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, the submission of falsified documents for immigration purposes or academic history.