AACC welcomes students from all countries. We value the contributions of our international students to our diverse campus and believe their presence offers an opportunity for other students to gain a broader awareness of the world we share.
If you have a visa other than an F-1 or you are an undocumented immigrant, please follow the regular admissions process and submit the acceptable immigration documentation to the Admissions Office. Undocumented immigrants may be eligible for the Maryland Dream Act.
If you are interested in obtaining an I-20 or Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status form, you should apply as an international applicant. If you are on a tourist visa, you must obtain a student (F-1) visa before registering for classes. Students who wish to meet with the International Admissions Adviser must schedule an appointment by calling 410-777-2677.
Please adhere to the deadline established below for the international student application.
|Fall Term||Spring Term|
|Obtain F-1 Visa from Outside the U.S.||May 1||Oct. 1|
|Change of Status to F-1 within the U.S.||April 1||Sept. 1|
|Transfer of F-1 Visa or Status||July 15||Dec. 15|
To receive an I-20 or Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant (F-1) Student Status from AACC, you must meet the admission requirements for international students
The admission application is FREE.
Use your legal name as it appears on your passport and supporting documents. When completing your application, be sure to provide a complete international permanent address — not a P. O. Box — so we can issue your I-20 form. Don't forget to sign your application. You may apply online or download the International (F-1) Student Admission Application Form.
These documents should verify graduation from secondary and post-secondary schools attended. If you attended another college or university in the U.S., official transcripts from that school also must be submitted.
If you wish to transfer credits from a college or university from outside the U.S. to AACC, that transcript must be submitted for review and evaluation by a professional credential evaluating agency. AACC only accepts credential evaluations by World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators Inc. (ECE) or SPANTRAN. Students in the Financial Accounting certificate leading to the CPA examination may also use the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).
These organizations will review your transcript and prepare a report providing course title(s), grade(s) and number of credit(s) in U.S. equivalents. In some cases, students may have to provide the credential agency with the course syllabi and/or course descriptions from the college or university to establish any course equivalencies.
The following checklist will help as you complete the transcript evaluation process:
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC)
Records and Registration, Student Services (SSVC) Building 140
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012
Once the college receives your evaluation report from the credential agency, it will be reviewed by the college transcript evaluator for transfer credits applicable to the program of study or major you are pursuing at AACC. Allow three to four weeks for this to process.
If you have any questions, or if there are any discrepancies regarding the transfer of credits you received from AACC, contact:
Records and Registration
You must provide the college with verification of your proficiency in English. You may submit copies of your test score reports with your application materials. AACC's TOEFL code is 5019.
Please note: The AACC English Accuplacer Placement Test is only available for students who are in the United States at the time of their application.
You must certify that you have sufficient funds to support your one academic year of study and living expenses. You may submit the completed Statement of Financial Resources Form and an official bank statement. If a U.S. resident sponsor will support you, you must submit their bank statement and completed affidavit of support form (Form I-134). The form is available at www.uscis.gov.
|Tuition and Fees||$13,160|
|Books and Supplies||$1,602|
|Tuition and Fees||$5,307|
|Books and Supplies||$1,602|
*Living expenses include costs for housing, food and health insurance.
$5,000 per dependent
Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Do not send original passport.
You must pay the SEVIS fee and print the receipt at least two days before your visa interview. To pay, go to www.fmjfee.com.
Note: All documents must be submitted in English or with English translation by a certified translator. Only complete applications will be reviewed for I-20 issuance.
Mail your application form and materials to:
Anne Arundel Community College
Admissions and Enrollment Development
Student Services Center
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012-1895
To ensure your faster delivery requests are not delayed, remember to:
If you have an “ACTIVE” status in SEVIS, you may apply to transfer by submitting all materials listed in the Admission Requirements.
Important Note for new F-1 students: If you have an initial I-20 form, you must be enrolled at AACC within 30 days of arrival in the U.S. to maintain status. Otherwise, you must go home or enroll at the current school then transfer at the end of the term.
Additional requirements for transfer students:
After your SEVIS record has been released to AACC, you must contact us 15 days before the start date of your classes. A new I-20 form will be issued to you.
If you have a valid nonimmigrant status and you are eligible to change status in the United States, you may apply at AACC. Applicants in J-1 status who are subject to the two-year home residence requirement (Section 212e) are not eligible to change status unless a waiver is granted by the USCIS.
How to apply: Prepare your documents listed in the Admission Requirements, then schedule an appointment with the International Student Admission Advisor. AACC does not provide assistance with filing the I-539. If you require assistance with USCIS filings, please consult an immigration attorney.
What to bring on your appointment with the international student advisor:
When the I-20 form is issued, you must pay the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee at www.fmjfee.com, print the receipt, then mail your entire application packet with appropriate filing fees to USCIS (follow filing instructions and from the USCIS website).
Please contact one of the international admission advisers below for assistance with non-US citizen admissions:
Principal Designated School Official (PDSO)
Designated School Official (DSO)