Getting Started

Application Deadlines

  • Fall (August - December): July 1
  • Spring (January - April): December 1
  • Summer (May - July): April 1

Apply

Fill out the application online. Select "International" as the admission type and "F-1" as the visa. 

Submit Documentation

Before we can issue your initial I-20, we must have the following documentation:

  • Copy of valid passport page.
  • Completed Declaration of Finances  form along with bank documentation.
  • Request the evaluation of your educational transcripts
    • Must use a NACES approved agency.
    • Transcripts must be in English (NACES agencies can also provide translation).

Estimated Yearly Cost of Attendance - International Student

Average Expenses
English Language Institute (8 months)
College Credit/ Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition & Fees$5,600$9,165$10,192
Books & Supplies$600$800$800
Living Expenses$8,000$10,008$10,008
Health Insurance$1,200$2,145$2,145
Total$15,400$22,118$23,145

F-1 Visa Interview

Once you receive your I-20, you can pay your SEVIS fee and make an appointment at your embassy or consulate to solicit your F-1 visa. Make sure to bring all of your documentation to the interview. For more information, visit our F-1 Visa Process page.

Arrive in the United States

You may enter the US up to 30 days prior to the program start date listed on your I-20. You will need to purchase mandatory health insurance and maintain the insurance for the duration of your F-1 visa. 

F-1 visa applicants are advised to wait for visa approval prior to making travel arrangements and/or purchasing airline tickets. 

Check-In with ISO

You will need to provide the following documents to the International Student Office once you arrive in the US.

  • Proof of purchasing health insurance
  • International Student Check-In Form
  • F-1 Responsibilities Agreement
  • Copy of Visa
  • Copy of I-94

You will also attend a mandatory International Student Orientation. Details are provided in your acceptance letter. 

Placement Test

All Seminole State students who studied part of high school in a country where English is not the only official language are required to:

  • Complete a timed writing sample for possible placement into English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in addition to having college-ready PERT, ACT or SAT scores.
  • Complete the Level of English Proficiency (LOEP) test in addition to completing the timed writing sample if PERT, ACT or SAT scores are not college-ready.
  • Score at LOEP EAP Intermediate (EAP 400) level to take the PERT math test.
  • Complete the EAP sequence without a retake of PERT/LOEP after starting the sequence (Students may retake PERT/LOEP and Writing sample after two year's absence from  sequence for advancement purposes).

Contact

International@seminolestate.edu
100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, FL 32773