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Process for Overseas Students

Students Applying from Outside of the United States

Application Deadlines

To attend during:  Deadlines
Spring semesterJanuary-MayNovember 1
Summer semesterJune-AugustApril 1
Fall semesterAugust-DecemberJuly 1
*Embassies in certain countries may require additional processing time for student visas.

Procedures

All documents must be original or notarized copies and must be received by the appropriate deadline to begin the admission process. The process time may vary and application deadlines are subject to change according to the number of applications received per semester.

There is no fee to apply to Brookhaven College or to receive the I-20. All forms needed for international student admission may be found below.

Documents may be mailed to

Brookhaven College - Multicultural Center
3939 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75244-4997

Good quality scanned documents may also be sent by email to bhcmulticulturalctr@dcccd.edu.
Faxes or photos will not be accepted
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Required Documents

(Please complete documents in black ink)

  1. Complete the DCCCD Admissions Application.  
    •  Name should be written exactly as it appears on a student’s passport or national identity card. The student will fill in his/her U.S. (current) address and phone number(s) on page 1 after the student enters the U.S.
  2. Application for International Student Admission
    We must have accurate student information, including your home country address to issue an I-20.
  3. Evidence of Financial Support
    United States immigration regulations require non-immigrant students to verify that they have the necessary funds available to pay for all educational, living and other expenses while they study in the United States.
  4. ​ If the sponsor lives outside of the United States the following documents are required:

    ​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 $18,000 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 $18,000 U.S. dollars. If the bank statement is in a language other than English, a literal translation to English must be attached to it.

  5. Guideline to Maintain Legal F-1 Status Please read carefully the requirements to maintain F-1 status—then sign and return.
  6. I-20 Checklist This document will be used to keep track of all submitted application documents.
  7. Copy of biographical page of passport.
  8. Meningitis Vaccine
    • Waiver: Students who are current enrolled at DCCCD
    • Exception: Students who are 22 years of age or older by the first day of the start of the semester in which they enroll.
    • More information: Please go to the website www.dcccd.edu/meningitis for more information about the state of Texas' requirements, deadlines, exceptions and exemptions.
  9. Tuberculosis Testing
    Overseas students will complete testing for freedom from tuberculosis when they arrive at Brookhaven College before registration in classes is allowed.

     

    ​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.
   Proof of English Language Proficiency

International Student Financial Guide

Academic year expenses (Estimated average expenses for 9-month academic year)
Tuition$4,200
Living expenses$12,000
Books/supplies/other$1,800
Total:$18,000
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.
  • Copy of passport biographical pages for each dependent
  • Copy of proof of relationship for each dependent
  • Additional financial support for each dependent (Spouse: $5,000; Each Child: $3,000)
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