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International Students

Welcome!

PPCC is a great place for international students to begin or continue their educational journey. We have flexible class times including evening and weekend classes and a variety of degrees that will transfer into multiple 4 year universities. At PPCC, students can begin work toward a bachelor's degree or graduate with a technical degree.
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Important Announcements

Apply and submit all required I-20 documents by:
  • November 15th for Spring Semester - classes begin in mid-January
  • April 1st for Summer Semester - classes begin at the end of May
  • July 1st for Fall Semester - classes begin at the end of August

*If you already have an F-1 or M-1 visa, the transfer student application and document deadline is 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes for the semester.

*Form I-20 will be issued after all required documents have been submitted and reviewed for acceptance.

Bachelors, Certificate and ESL programs are not eligible for F-1 visa holders at PPCC at this time. Please contact our office for more details at international@ppcc.edu.

Not an F-1 or M-1 Visa Student?
If you are in the USA on another type of visa, are a permanent resident or have another type of immigration status, and do not wish to obtain an F-1 or M-1 visa, your admission is the same as other students. Become a student today!

 

Prospective Students - How to Apply

If you would like to attend PPCC with an F-1 visa to earn a degree we will need the following:

Download admissions requirements and cost of attendance.

  1. Online Application for Admission to Pikes Peak Community College.

    Please select "F-1 Visa" under citizenship type
     when you reach that area of the application.

    After you apply, you will receive detailed communication and instruction from your assigned international representative within 2 business days. 
     
  2. Your Proof of English Language Proficiency. We accept Duolingo English Test, TOEFLIELTS, or TOEIC test scores. Please see the below section on English Proficiency Requirements for all options available to meet English Language Proficiency. 
     
  3. International Student Financial Statement & Student Information Form (sent after you apply)
     
  4. Original bank statements dated within the last three months that show you have sufficient funds for one year of study. The statements must be on original bank letterhead.
     
  5. Sponsor letter if supported by an individual or organization
     
  6. High school graduation certificate OR unofficial transcript and/or college transcripts
     
  7. Copy of passport

If you are already in the United States and attending another college as an F-1 or M-1 visa student and would like to transfer to PPCC, we need the following documents:

Download admissions requirements and cost of attendance.

  1. Online Application for Admission to Pikes Peak Community College.

    Please select "F-1 Visa" under citizenship type
     when you reach that area of the application.

    After you apply, you will receive detailed communication and instruction from your assigned international representative within 2 business days. 
     
  2. Your Proof of English Language Proficiency. We accept Duolingo English Test, TOEFLIELTS, or TOEIC test scores. Please see the below section on English Proficiency Requirements for all options available to meet English Language Proficiency. 
     
  3. International Student Financial Statement & Student Information Form (sent after you apply)
     
  4. Original bank statements dated within the last three months that show you have sufficient funds for one year of study. The statements must be on original bank letterhead.
     
  5. Sponsor letter if supported by an individual or organization
     
  6. High school graduation certificate OR unofficial transcript and/or college transcripts. Transfer students are required to submit their college transcript. 
     
  7. Copy of passport
     
  8. Copy of F-1/M-1 visa, current I-20, and most recent I-94
     
  9. Transfer form, completed by international student advisor at your current school that proves you are in good standing academically and with your F-1 or M-1 visa (will be sent after you are accepted)

The minimum GPA required to transfer to PPCC is 2.0.

Students who have a terminated SEVIS record are not eligible for transfer to PPCC.

English Proficiency Requirements

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ATTENTION: PPCC is not issuing I-20's for the ESL program at this time. English proficiency scores must meet the requirement for degree courses without supplemental ESL courses. However, ESL courses can be taken in addition to the degree program as long as all requirements of the F-1 visa are met. Please contact your PPCC international representative for more information. 

One
 of the following is needed as evidence of English proficiency.

NOTE: Visa-seeking international applicants with secondary or post-secondary degrees from the United States and/or these select countries are exempt from providing English Proficiency Test Scores with their application package:

Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Canada (English Speaking, i.e. not Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Montserrat, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, The Bahamas, The British Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Quick Guidelines for International Students

Academic Load and Performance

  • International students must enroll full-time in a minimum of 12 credit hours for the Fall and Spring semesters. Students are not required to enroll in the Summer semester unless it is their first semester, where they must enroll full-time.
  • Students are expected to earn at lest 2.0 grade point average each semester. 
Financial Assistance and Scholarships
  • Unfortunately, financial assistance and scholarship are not available for international students at Pikes Peak Community College. All international students must have sufficient funds for their entire length of study.
Financial Requirements for I-20 Application
  • Students must submit original banks documents dated within the last three (3) months that show you have sufficient funds for one year of study and living expenses. 
    • $33,400 USD is required for independent students*
    • $19,750 for students living with a housing sponsor at no cost (example - family, friend, or organization)*
*Amounts as of October 2021. Cost may be adjusted based on current estimates. 

International Transcript Evaluation
  • If PPCC is not able to verify international transcripts for admission, we may request that the student conduct a general analysis with a NACES institution. 
  • Students who have attended international institutions and want their credits evaluated for transfer must first have the transcripts evaluated by a recognized member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) and have an official copy of their course-by-course credit evaluation report sent directly to Pikes Peak Community College's Record's department. Please see detailed information on our International Transcript Evaluation Website. 
Housing
  • Pikes Peak Community College does not provide apartments or dormitory facilities for students. Students are responsible for securing their own housing.
Health Insurance
  • Pikes Peak Community College recommends that international students obtain medical insurance coverage while in the U.S. You are not required to purchase a policy from one of the companies listed below, but they are options available to international students: 

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Contact Us

PPCC International Representatives

Audrey Faulkner, PDSO
Advises last names A - L
Email: Audrey.Faulkner@ppcc.edu

Sarah Webber, DSO
Advises Last Names M - Z
Email: Sarah.Webber@ppcc.edu

Office Location

Pikes Peak Community College
5675 S. Academy Blvd 
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
USA

Please note that our office works in a hybrid Remote/In-Person format. Please contact us first if you wish to meet an international representative on-campus. 

If you are a prospective F1 or M1 visa student, please send us an inquiry through our inquiry form below or email us at International@ppcc.edu.

Phone: 719-502-2484 (For F1 or M1 Visa questions)
From outside the U.S. (U.S. Country Code 01) + 719-502-2484