Transfer F-1 Students

Thank you for your interest in attending Mesa Community College!  The following information is for applicants who will transfer to Mesa Community College. These applicants are already in valid F-1 status and are transferring from one U.S. institution to Mesa Community College. Visit the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs for more information. Please submit the required documents to the International Education Office in NU6 and allow up to 3 weeks for processing. All forms are available at the bottom of this page. If you need assistance, please email us at mccintadmissions@mesacc.edu.

The Admissions Process

Step 1:

Download the complete admissions packet.   (5 pages total)

Step 2:  Show Proof of English Proficiency.  Choose either:

 Academic program

One from the following:

  • TOEFL - A minimum of iBT-61, CBT-173, or PBT-500
  • IELTS - A minimum of 5.5
  • EIKEN - A minimum of Grade 2A
  • PTE - A minimum of 44

or English as a Second Language (ESL) 

One from the following:

  • Six years of English instruction - Provide transcript(s) and/or official letter from your school(s).
  • TOEFL - A minimum of iBT- 32, CBT-97, or PBT-400
  • IELTS - A minimum of 4.0
  • EIKEN - A minimum of Grade Pre-2

Step 3:  Collect Your Official Transcripts.

These can be your official high school transcript or certificate of graduation in English.

  • The completion date of secondary education comparable to the U.S. high school must be clearly indicated.
  • Only original transcript with English translation by a certified translator is acceptable.
  • Transcript from the school in the U.S. that you are currently attending.

Mail your transcripts to: 
International Education 
Mesa Community College 
1833 W. Southern Avenue 
Mesa, AZ 85202  USA

Step 4:  Provide Evidence of Financial Support.

  • Download and complete the Evidence of Financial Support form.
  • Provide an original letter on official bank letterhead showing that the student or the sponsor has a minimum of $20,150 per year on deposit to cover tuition and living expenses (for the student only).
    • Students must obtain housing on their own as Mesa Community College does not provide student accommodations.  Applicants who plan to live with a friend or family member in the U.S. may complete the Room and Board Agreement and then are only required to submit a bank statement showing $10,500 per year versus $20,150.
    • International students at Mesa Community College are required to show sponsorship for a minimum of $20,150 per year. The exact cost changes slightly from year to year due to changes in tuition costs. 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 per dependent child must be reflected on the affidavit and bank statements.

Step 5:  Provide a Photocopy of the Identification Page of Your Current Passport.

 The copy must clearly show your legal name, passport number and birth date - click for example.

Step 6:  MCC SEVIS Transfer Form

Student must complete the top half of the MCC SEVIS Transfer Form and submit it to their current Designated School Official (typically in the International Student Office) for completion.   Once completed, it needs to be faxed to our office at 480-461-7139 or scanned and emailed to intladmissions@mesacc.edu.

Things to Remember

  • Applicants may not directly apply to the allied health programs (Dental Hygiene, Mortuary Science, or Nursing). First, international applicants must apply to a general academic program (for example, Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, or Associate in General Studies) and later, must apply to and be accepted into an allied health program.  Acceptance into an allied health program is not guaranteed.
  • Standardized tests (the SAT or TOEFL) are not required for admission. However, students may take an appropriate English 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, though some intensive courses are available. For information on testing, including practice tests and tips for our English Placement Test, please visit Testing Services.
  • 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.

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