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Multicultural Center

Bldg. S, Room S136
bhcMulticulturalCtr@dcccd.edu
972-860-4192

Thank you for your interest in Brookhaven College. The following information will explain the admission procedures and documents required of non-immigrant international students. All documents must be original or notarized copies and must be received by the appropriate deadline to begin the admission process. Documents may be sent via regular mail or by e-mail.

Faxes will NOT be accepted

There is no fee to apply to Brookhaven College or to receive the I-20. All forms needed for international student applications can be found on the Multicultural Center web site.

Application Deadlines

To attend during: Deadlines
Students Applying from Outside of the United States
Spring semester January-May November 1
Summer semester June-August April 1
Fall semester August-December July 1
Transfer Students Within the United States
Spring semester January-May December 1
Summer semester June-August May 1
Fall semester August-December August 1
*Embassies in certain countries may require additional processing time for student visas.

Required Documents

(Please complete documents in black ink)
  1. Application for International Student Admission

    We must have accurate student information, including your home country address to issue an I-20

  2. Evidence of Financial Support

    United States immigration regulations require non-immigrant students to verify that they will have the necessary funds available to pay for all educational, living and other expenses while they study in the United States.

    If the sponsor lives outside of the United States the following documents are required:

    • Affidavit of Support for Sponsors Outside United States
    • A bank statement issued within the last three (3) months showing a minimum balance of $17,000 U.S. dollars. If the bank statement is in a language other than English, a literal translation to English must be attached to it.

    If the applicant is a Self-Sponsored Applicant, the following documents are required:

    • Affidavit of Support for Self-Sponsored Applicants
    • A bank statement issued within the last three (3) months showing a minimum balance of $17,000 U.S. dollars. If the bank statement is in a language other than English, a literal translation to English must be attached to it.

    If the sponsor lives in the United States, the following documents are required:

    • Affidavit of Support for United States Residents (I-134)
    • A bank statement issued within the last three (3) months showing a minimum balance of $17,000 U.S. dollars. If the bank statement is in a language other than English, a literal translation to English must be attached to it.
  3. Student Guidelines to Maintain Legal F-1 Status

    Please read carefully the requirements to maintain F-1 status, sign and return.

  4. I-20 Checklist

    This document will be used to keep track of all submitted application documents.

  5. Meningitis Vaccine

    • Students must submit proof of vaccine taken within the last five (5) years before registration in classes is allowed.
    • Deadline: Due 10 days before the first class day of the first semester you enroll.
    • Exemption:
      1. You are 22 years or old; or
      2. You submit an affidavit declining the vaccination for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. (You must submit the exemption form from the Texas Department of State Health Services.)

  6. Tuberculosis Testing

    • Out-of-country students will complete testing for freedom from tuberculosis when they arrive at Brookhaven College before registration in classes is allowed.
    • Transfer Students must submit proof of test taken in the U.S. within the last year with all transfer documents.

Upon receipt of all documents, the I-20 will be mailed to out-of-country students by regular mail.

If you plan on having a U.S. contact retrieve your I-20, please sign the Permission to Release I-20 (on the Application for International Student Admission) to allow us to release your documents.

Transfer Students

Students currently in the United States attending another college or university must provide:

Proof of English Language Proficiency

International Student Financial Guide

Academic year expenses (Estimated average expenses for 9-month academic year)

Tuition* $3,800
Living expenses $12,000
Books/supplies/insurance/other $1,200
Total: $17,000

Students should be prepared to pay tuition in full upon registration.

*These are average cost figures for a single student living away from home. Individual circumstances may vary. Additional financial support must be shown for dependents.

Dependents

Please provide the following for all dependents who will accompany the F1 student to the U.S.:

Brookhaven College

Multicultural Center

3939 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, Texas 75244-4997
Phone: 972-860-4192
E-mail: bhcMulticulturalCtr@dcccd.edu

Educational opportunities are offered by Brookhaven College without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression.