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International Students

A. Prior to being issued an I-20 form, an International Student must present to the Admissions Office the following:

1. Completion of admission application to Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
2. A certified original translated and evaluated copy of the student's high school transcript (Translations must be completed by an organization affiliated with The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services; see www.naces.org for information.)
3. A current and valid passport or other official documentation to verify lawful presence
4. A current photo (passport size, preferred)
5. A minimum score of 5.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), a total score of 61 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a total score of 500 on the paper-based TOEFL.*
6. A signed notarized statement verifying adequate financial support.
7. Payment of I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Fee.
8. A medical health history with proof of vaccinations
9. Documentation demonstrating adequate health and life insurance, including repatriation, which must be maintained during all periods of enrollment.


B. Transfer of International Students

1. Completion of admission application to Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
2. A certified original translated and evaluated copy of the student's high school transcript verifying completion status and a translated and evaluated transcript from each college attended. Students who have achieved a minimum of a Baccalaureate degree are only required to submit a transcript from the degree granting institution. (Translations must be completed by an organization affiliated with The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services; see www.naces.org for information.)

3. A signed notarized statement verifying adequate financial support.
4. Copy of student's current I-20.
5. Copy of student's Visa and Passport.
6. A medical health history with proof of vaccinations
7. Documentation demonstrating adequate health and life insurance, including repatriation, which must be maintained during all periods of enrollment.

Note: All of these requirements must be on file in the Admissions Office before admission is complete.

*English as a Second Language Exam Waiver

The English as a Second Language exam may be waived for students from all English speaking countries including but not limited to: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda. Australia (Australian English), the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Belize (Belizean Kriol), the British Indian Ocean Territory, the British Virgin Islands, Canada (Canadian English), the Cayman Islands, the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey (Channel Island English), Guyana, Ireland (Hiberno-English), Isle of Man (Manx English), Jamaica (Jamaican English), Jersey, Montserrat, Nauru, New Zealand (New Zealand English), Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the United Kingdom, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United States.

Other waivers with substantial documentation, must be submitted to the Chancellor for approval.