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International Student Admission Process

​If you are interested in becoming an international student at CVTC we recommend that you begin this process at least six months before you would like to enroll. You need to complete the steps on our Getting Started Checklist, however there are additional steps you need to take.

Important Considerations:

  • All international students attending CVTC on an F1 VISA must enroll at 12 credits (full-time status) or more.
  • International applicants can only apply to Associate Degree level programs that do not have waiting lists.

TOEFL Requirement

Non-native speakers of English must meet our TOEFL requirement by taking the iBT (or Internet Based TOEFL). 

  • CVTC required iBT score: 61

You must provide us with an official test score report.

Additional Admission Documents

Print, complete, and submit the following documents:


Form I-20 

After you have submitted all of the above materials and have been admitted to a program, CVTC will issue you a Form I-20 which is a Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant [F-1] Student Status. International students are only eligible to study in 2-year, Associates Degree Programs.

F-1 Visa

Once you have received the Form I-20 you should visit the US Consulate or Embassy in your country to apply for an F-1 visa. You will need to pay a SEVIS I-901 fee before making this visit. For more information on this fee and how to pay it visit the US Department of Homeland Security