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International Students

Welcome International Students!

Requirements for initial review of application for international students:

  • Passing score on English language test (see below)
  • International Student Application (includes Financial Guarantee)
  • $200 non-refundable application fee

PLEASE NOTE: If admitted, you will be monitored in accordance with SEVIS guidelines and must maintain at least 12 credit hours (full-time) at YC each Fall and Spring semester to remain in valid immigration status. Dropping below 12 credit hours may result in dismissal from the College and/or denial from USCIS for reinstatement.

International Student questions? Call or email: Marianne Doyle (928) 776-2144

(5) Step International Student Application Process

1. Provide proof of English language proficiency

If English is not your native language, you are required to pass either one of these English language tests with the minimum score shown:

  1. TOEFL with a score of 61. (YC's TOEFL college number is 4996.) or
  2. Duolingo with a score of 90.

Official test scores must be sent directly to Yavapai College from Educational Testing Services. (888) 863-3544 or (609) 771-7714

2. Complete the Admissions process

Complete the International Student Application . The application and the financial guarantee statement must be signed.

  • U.S. $200 non-refundable application fee payable to "Yavapai College" by check or money order.
  • Certified copies of official transcripts from each secondary school, college, and university. If you would like Yavapai College to determine possible transfer credits from international postsecondary colleges or universities you have attended, please contact a foreign credential evaluation service, approved by Yavapai College. See the attached list.
  • Proof of U.S. Health Insurance - all international students are required to maintain U.S. health insurance. You may purchase the appropriate insurance through Yavapai College for a reasonable fee, which is due at the time of registration each semester or through your own source.

Print the application and all supporting documents. Sign where applicable and mail all application materials to the following address:

  • Yavapai College
  • International Student Admissions
  • Office of the Registrar
  • 1100 E. Sheldon St.
  • Prescott, AZ 86301

3. Obtain an F-1 student visa or provide an international student transfer form

The I-20 form (Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant [F-1] Student Status) is necessary to apply for an F-1 Student Visa. An I-20 form will be sent to you after the required Yavapai College Admissions documents (see Step 2) have been received and evaluated by Yavapai College. You will pay the I-901 SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) fee when the I-20 form is received, then make an appointment with your nearest U.S. Consulate/Embassy Office. You will present your I-20 form with any other requested documents during your appointment. It can take several weeks to be approved for and to be given an F-1 Student Visa.

If you already are in the U.S. with an F-1 Student Visa and transferring to Yavapai College, an International Student Transfer Form must be completed and returned to YC with other required documents before your transfer can be approved

4. Meet with an international student admissions staff member

You will present your original passport/F-1 Student Visa booklet, CBP Form I-94 card, and I-20 form to the staff member. If U.S. health insurance is purchased through your own source, you will also present that original document.

5. Meet with an academic advisor and register for your classes

Before you register for classes, you will meet with an academic advisor for assistance in choosing classes. Your academic advisor is experienced in helping with the unique questions and concerns of international students. To get more information, visit this link to go to Academic and Career Advising.

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