International Students Steps to Enroll
Join the international student community at Seminole State College! Our campuses, located near Central Florida's world famous theme parks and beaches, offer a diverse and welcoming environment, where students from more than 70 countries are pursuing their dreams of higher education. For more information, visit the International Students Office website, call 407.708.2936 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this time, the College is not issuing I-20 forms or processing applications for new or transferring international students. We are closely monitoring the global pandemic and look forward to accepting new international students once we can ensure we are meeting SEVIS guidelines.
The English Language Institute is still accepting students. Please call 407.708.2120 for more information.
There are several steps that must be completed as part of the application process.
- Complete the International Student Form.
- Pay the $50 application fee (international money order).
- Provide a copy of your passport.
- Send your financial support documents.
- Get your high school and/or university transcript(s) translated, if they are not in English, and evaluated by a NACES approved company, such as World Education Services or SpanTran and send the final report to: Seminole State College, International Student Office, 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773.
Once you receive your I-20 packet:
- Review the information.
- Follow the instructions to pay the SEVIS fee. The consulate will not see you without proof of payment.
- Make an appointment with the embassy in your home country.
- Present the required documents and your I-20 to obtain an F-1 visa.
- Continue to check your email for important information about entering the United States.
Visit the International Student Office.
Upon your arrival, visit Student Services (building A, room 104-E) on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. Please bring your visa, I-20 and I-94 documents.
Provide proof of insurance.
Health insurance is required prior to enrollment at Seminole State. Please visit the Insurance for Students website.
Submit placement test scores.
If you have already taken the SAT or ACT, you must submit an official copy of your scores to Seminole State's International Student Office before your advising appointment. If you have not taken either test, the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) and the Level of English Proficiency (LOEP) Test are provided on a walk-in basis in the Assessment and Testing Center on any Seminole State campus. For testing hours, study guides or practice exams, visit seminolestate.edu/testing, or call 407.708.2020.
Attend the mandatory F-1 Orientation.
F-1 students are required to attend the orientation to learn about F-1 regulations.
Complete International Student Welcome.
The Student Welcome is required. During the presentation, you will learn about College policies and procedures as well as campus activities. Complete the online International Student Welcome. For more information, call 407.708.2050.
Schedule your advising appointment.
Contact the International Student Office to schedule an appointment.
Attend your advising appointment.
The advisor will use your test scores to determine your course eligibility and to help you plan your schedule. You will register for classes during the appointment.
Pay for your classes.
As an F-1 student you must pay your tuition and fees before the first day of the full term. Log in to MySeminoleState to determine your fees and payment due date. You can pay your tuition and fees at any campus Cashiers Office or online through MySeminoleState.
Purchase your books.
Seminole State bookstores are located on the Altamonte Springs campus, Lee Campus at Oviedo and Sanford/Lake Mary campus.
Get your student ID and parking permit.
Log in to your student email.
Office 365 is the College's official student email system. Your student email account will be available within 24 hours after your residency status has been determined and you have created your MySeminoleState account. Your student email account is the only account the College will send messages to, so please check it regularly. Visit the student email webpage to view first-time user instructions and log in.