Int'l Student Admission Requirements (English)
International Applicant Admission Requirements
New applicants must submit the following completed documents for issuance of I-20:
- I-20 Request Form
- SWTJC College Admission application.
- Original and sealed copy of high school transcript (CARDEX) and or transcript(s) from any college(s) or universities attended in or out of the United States.
- Financial Statement – (U.S. sponsor)
Notarized Declaration of Financial support form (I-134) signed by U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident sponsor guaranteeing ability to pay expenses. Bank statement of financial sponsor that confirms a minimum of $14,000.00 in US dollars that is currently available for the student's educational expenses per year (tuition, fees, housing, books, travel, and personal expenses).
Financial Statement – (Sponsor outside U.S.)
Bank statement of financial sponsor and an official letter from the bank on letterhead signed by a bank official that confirms a minimum of $14,000.00 in U.S. dollars that is currently available for the student’s educational expenses per year (tuition, fees, housing, books, travel, and personal expenses). This letter must be in English and have funds listed in U.S. dollars.
- SWTJC Housing Application along with a $95 deposit (check or money order, payable to SWTJC) to reserve a room. (On-Campus Housing located only on the Uvalde Campus)
- Front and Back copies of valid Passport or Visa.
- Must have a TB skin test or chest x-ray and must have been performed and read with in ninety days of registration by a physician or licensed nurse in the USA. Must also have a Bacterial Meningitis vaccination. The report should be submitted along with the above required documents. Application will not be processed until all requirements are met.
Upon successful completion of the above referenced documents, the I-20 will be processed and mailed to the student or sponsor no sooner than 120 days prior to the beginning of semester to which student wants to attend.
New applicants need to pay a SEVIS I-901 Fee of $200.00
ONLY upon receiving I-20, can student or sponsor pay the NEW SEVIS I-901 Fee. Student or sponsor can log on to “http://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/index.htm” for instructions on various ways of paying the I-901 fee. The Internet and Western Union payment options are the most rapid means.
Visit to Consulate requires an appointment. An appointment fee will be required before the Consulate Appointment. Please check your notice from the Consulate for required documents. See examples below:
- Proof of verification of enrollment (Registration Statement/Acceptance Letter)
- Receipt of SEVIS I- 901 fee
- Financial Statement from your U.S. Sponsor or Sponsor outside U.S.
- Valid Passport/VISA
- Birth Certificate or Marriage License
Students MUST report to School Official(s) after arrival in U.S. along with copies of VALIDATED I-20, VISA, and I-94 and submit copies to International Student Office to complete admission.
Students seeking transfer to SWTJC from another institution in the U.S. should follow the same procedures and submit the same documents as new F-1 applicants including the following:
- A copy of I-20 ID issued by the previously attended US institution(s) and official transcript(s).
- A copy of passport, visa and I-94 card.
- A completed SWTJC Transfer Eligibility Form – Students’ current institution will endorse the form indicating eligibility to transfer to SWTJC.
International students must also abide by the following regulations:
- Must be enrolled on a full-time (12 hrs.) basis (unless approved by school official) and maintain full time enrollment status and satisfactory progress as defined in the Scholastic Progress Standards section of the college catalog.
- required to report any change in status immediately in person or by phone
- Comply with SWTJC regulations and all other laws governing United States citizens.
- Failure to comply with any of these regulations may result in expulsion from Southwest Texas Junior College and deportation from the United States.