We are delighted that you are interested in studying in our school and we hope that you will be able to do so! The following information is provided to help you apply for a student visa and prepare for your entry into the U.S. as an F-1 student. While this will give you a general idea of the process, each U.S. Consulate or U.S. Embassy has its own system for visa applications. Therefore, you should also check with your local consulate to find out how to arrange for the visa interview and what documents are required. Visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs for more information. Here is a helpful guide on how to obtain your F-1 visa.
Download the complete admissions packet 5 pages total
One from the following:
These can be your official high school transcript or certificate of graduation in English.
Mail your transcripts to:
Mesa Community College
1833 W. Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85202
Download and complete the Financial Statement & Evidence of Financial Support form. You will also need to provide an original letter on an official bank's letterhead showing the student or the sponsor has sufficient funds on deposit (a minimum of US $20,290 to cover tuition and living expenses for the student only).
The copy must clearly show your legal name, passport number and birth date - click for example.
Applicants may not apply to the allied health programs directly. International applicants must first apply to a general program (for example, the Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, or Associate in General Studies) once admitted to those programs.
Standardized tests (the SAT or TOEFL) are not required for admission. However, students may take an appropriate assessment test at Mesa Community College. This is not an entrance examination. The score is used for placement only. If it is necessary for a student to take English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, the test score will determine the appropriate ESL course level. Each level is one semester long. For information on testing, please visit Testing Services.
International students at Mesa Community College are required to show sponsorship of at least $20,290 at the time of application. The $20,290 figure reflects tuition and fees for one year of study and estimated living costs. Tuition and fees for an international student are estimated at $8000 per year, or approximately $4,000 per semester. If an applicant wishes to bring a spouse to the US (on an F-2 visa), an additional $5,000 must be reflected in the financial statements. If the applicant wishes to bring a dependent child, an additional $2,500 must be reflected on the affidavit and bank statements.
Applicants who plan to live with a friend or family member in the US may complete the Support for Room and Board Agreement and are only required to submit a bank statement showing $10,000 (estimated tuition costs).
Remember, Mesa Community College does not provide housing and therefore students must obtain housing on their own.
International students are not eligible for the in-state tuition rate, and are therefore charged out-of-state tuition rates. Financial aid is not available to international students.