3. TOEFL SCORE REPORT/ DEMONSTRATION OF ENGLISH
(page 3 of the I-20 Application form)
F-1 transfer applicants from outside the immediate area of the college must submit an official TOEFL score report that is sent directly from TOEFL/ETS to demonstrate sufficient English proficiency for admission to TCC as an F-1 visa student. A minimum TOEFL score of 45 ( iBT ) or placement into TCC’s ESL Intermediate LEVEL II is required for admission to TCC as an F-1 transfer student. A TOEFL iBT score of 80 or higher will exempt applicants from having to take the
TCC ESL Placement Test, but they will still be required to take TCC's placement
test for college-level English upon arrival.
Applicants who live in the vicinity of the college may take TCC’s ESL Placement test in lieu of an international TOEFL score report. A minimum placement into the ESL Intermediate LEVEL II is required. If the result of TCC’s ESL placement test indicates a need to strengthen your English language skills, you will need to complete the required ESL courses before enrolling in your academic program.
F-1 Transfer applicants who have successfully completed a Freshman Composition course at a college/university in the U.S. with a grade of "C" or better may provide an unofficial transcript in lieu of a TOEFL score report.
4. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR SECONDARY STUDIES FINAL
DIPLOMA / CERTIFICATE
F-1 applicants must be 18 years of age and provide a COPY of the document that indicates completion of secondary studies, i.e., high school diploma or secondary studies final certificate. Academic credentials submitted to TCC must be accompanied by an English translation. Applicants who have NOT completed secondary studies will not be accepted for English as a Second language study or academic study.
5. CONTINUOUS HEALTH INSURANCE
(page 3 of the I-20 Application form)
All F-1 students and their dependents are required to provide proof of continuous health insurance coverage for each semester, including summer, by the last day of the add/drop week. Proof of international student health insurance that meets the minimum standards set by the ISS Office is mandatory. Students who fail to provide evidence of continuous health insurance for the entire semester, and summer, will be blocked from college transactions.
* The International Student Services Office no longer accepts health coverage from the International Student Organization (ISO). Brochures for companies that meet the ISS requirements are available at the International Student Services Office.
6. IMMIGRATION DOCUMENTS
F-1 Transfer students must submit COPIES of their current immigration documents, including:
- I-20 from their current school
- The identification page of their passport
- Current paper or web-based Form I-94 (obtain a copy of your web-based I-94 here: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/request.html)
- F-1 visa.
7. SEVIS F-1 TRANSFER-IN FORM
This completed form is required along with the other admission documents pursuant to an I-20. Please complete the top portion of this form and have your current SEVIS Designated School Official (DSO) complete and sign the bottom half. Your current DSO must mail or fax the completed form directly to the International Student Services Office at TCC. Student faxed or hand-carried copies will not be accepted.
8. TRANSCRIPTS FROM CURRENT SCHOOL
F-1 Transfer students must submit unofficial copies of transcripts from their current school to the International Student Services Office as part of the admission process. Unofficial transcripts must contain the student's name and the name of the school.
**Transfer students who wish to transfer credits from their previous institution must request that an OFFICIAL transcript be sent directly to TCC's Central Records Office.
9. FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS
TCC does not evaluate foreign transcripts for transfer credit. Please do not send your academic transcript evaluations to the ISS Office. If you have coursework from an overseas college or university for which you would like to try to receive transfer credit, click the link below for information on private academic credentialing agencies that are approved by TCC: