International Students

Prospective students who are not legal citizens of the United States and are planning to enter the U.S. on an F-1 visa will need to submit the following required documentation no later than the stated deadlines, for consideration of acceptance to Cisco College. Please submit all documents, including the $100.00 (USD-US dollar) application fee, in one packet.

International Student Liaison
Cisco College
101 College Heights
Cisco, Texas 76437

IMPORTANT NOTE: If a packet is incomplete, an email identifying the missing requirements will be sent. All of the admission requirements must be met prior to the I-20 being issued.

When I arrived at Cisco College, I was amazed by how helpful people were. In fact, as an international student, I expected to receive some judgment, but all I saw was respect. The teachers, the students and even the staff were willing to give a hand, and to provide a welcoming atmosphere.

– Jehana Karen Randrianajaina

Required Documentation

  1. $100.00 (USD-US dollar) non-refundable International Student Application Fee-this fee must be received before a student ID is issued to a student. DUE TO THE COST AND EXPENSE OF MAILING TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES AN I-20 WILL NOT BE ISSUED UNTIL THE $100 (USD) APPLICATION FEE IS RECEIVED FROM THE APPLICANT. This is a required fee and is charged to ALL international students and is not covered by scholarships. This fee will need to be submitted in the form of a cashier's check or money order made out to Cisco College. *IMPORTANT: All documents that are not in English must be accompanied with an official translation.
  2. International Application - Please complete and print this application.
  3. Certificate of Health - Please print this form and take it to your medical doctor to be completed and signed.
  4. Legible copies of immunization records for: Diphtheria and Tetanus (within the last 10 years), Bacterial Meningitis (within the last 5 years), Poliomyelitis (types I, II and III), Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. Please note: if records are not in English, translation is required.
  5. Official transcripts of completion from high school or a secondary school, and official transcripts from all colleges attended. To be official the transcript must be sealed in an envelope from the school. Opened (unofficial) transcripts will not be accepted. Foreign credentials must be accompanied by an official general evaluation completed by a current member of NACES- Evaluation must indicate the applicant has completed the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma. Unofficial copies of evaluations will not be accepted. You can use any NACES member company to get an evaluation. However, we recommend SpanTran for discounted pricing, and quicker turnaround for Cisco College applicants. Please apply by clicking on the following link. SpanTran Transcript Evaluation Request
  6. Confirmation of Financial Resources- Please print this form and have your, or your sponsor’s, financial institution complete, sign, and seal the appropriate areas. Also, submit financial evidence of $15,000.00 USD, such as a current bank statement or official letter from the bank. Both documents must not be older than six (6) months at the time you begin classes. Please note: if you have been granted a scholarship for a Cisco College sport, you will need to submit evidence of the difference between the scholarship amount and the $15,000.00. You will also need to have funds to cover the $100 (USD) application fee.
  7. If English is not your native language, the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required. Website: Score report minimum scores: PBT– 500; iBT– 61. The IELTS score is also accepted-the minimum score is 6. Institution Code: 003553.
  8. Any documentation showing proof of dependents (if applicable).
  9. A copy of the front page of your passport showing your name, country of origin and the expiration date of the passport.
  10. Statement of Understanding - Please print and complete.
  11. Copies of all I-20’s issued since initial entrance into the United States, if applicable.
  12. All international students are required to provide proof of health insurance coverage prior to the first class day. Cisco College requires that all international students must have health and accident insurance for the length of time the student is enrolled in classes. The student may not allow health/accident insurance to lapse during their enrollment at Cisco College. The coverage for health/accident insurance must be purchased through International Student Protection (ISP) at the following website:
  13. The coverage for international student athlete health insurance must be purchased through PGH Global/United Healthcare International Student Insurance Plan.

    Insurance questions for Athletes:
    Michael Garcia
    Office (254) 442-5064
    Cell (325) 439-6168

F-1 students wanting to transfer from another U.S. college must submit the following items in addition to those listed above, no later than the stated deadlines:

  1. A copy of your F-1 visa.
  2. A copy of your I-94 card (front and back).
  3. A copy of your current I-20 (all three pages).
  4. A copy of your Social Security card, if you have already been issued a card/number since having been in the United States.
  5. An Advisors Report completed by your current International Student Advisor.

Prospective students who have been granted acceptance to Cisco College will be notified by letter and an initial I-20, as soon as your documents have been processed. The student can then go to his or her Embassy to obtain the F-1 visa, unless they are already in the United States on an F-1 visa. Cisco College accepts F-1 visas only. Please note that students who do not have a Social Security number will be issued a Cisco College ID number.

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Deadlines for International Students applying to Cisco College:

  • July 15 for the Fall semester
  • November 15 for the Spring semester
  • April 15 for the Summer semesters

Concurrent International Students

International students who are enrolled full-time at another college/university and who have SEVIS records that are maintained by that institution, but wish to concurrently enroll in courses at Cisco College, will need to submit the following documents to the International Student Liaison in order to register for courses at Cisco College:

  1. Official transcript from current college or university
  2. International Application Please complete and print this application.
  3. Proof of the Bacterial Meningitis vaccine given within the last five years
  4. Copies of current I-20, passport, F-1 visa, and I-94
  5. An Advisors Report completed by your current International Student Advisor

A Cisco College ID number will be issued to students who do not have a Social Security number.

International Student Liaison
Cisco College
101 College Heights
Cisco, Texas 76437

All items must be received by the International Student Liaison according to the following deadlines:

    • July 1 for the August mini-mester
    • July 15 for the Fall semester
    • November 1 for the December mini-mester
    • November 15 for the Spring semester
    • April 1 for the May and July mini-mesters
    • April 15 for the Summer semesters
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Contact the International Student Liaison:

Telephone: 254-442-5134
Fax: 254-442-1449