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International Student Admissions

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) admits non-immigrant students with proper authorization through the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Application for admission should be made at least two months prior to the semester in which an applicant plans to enroll. The college cannot provide financial aid to non-US citizens; therefore, students must have sufficient funds to cover all living expenses, tuition and fees while attending the college. Student housing is not available on campus and international students are expected to make their own arrangements for housing.

F-1 Application Deadlines

ApplicantFall SemesterSummer SemesterSpring Semester
Applying Outside USJune 15No new studentsOctober 15
Final DocumentsJune 30N/AOctober 31
TransfersJuly 1No new studentsNovember 1
Final DocumentsJuly 15N/ANovember 15

Applying Outside U.S.:  This is a student who resides outside the United States and wants to apply to CCC&TI. Admission requirements must be completed before an I-20 can be issued. With this I-20, the student will apply for an F-1 student visa to come to Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute and study as a full-time student.

Transfers:  This is a student who is currently in the United States studying at an institution with a current I-20.  This student wants to apply to CCC&TI to transfer his or her I-20 to study as a full-time student.

Out of Status Students: CCC&TI does not accept students who are currently out of status. We will not initiate the reinstatement process for new students.

Complete all International Student Admission Requirements

To be considered for admissions at CCC&TI, International Students must complete all the steps listed below.  After submitting all required documents, allow 10-15 business days for application processing. The Form I-20 and acceptance letter will be emailed to the applicant.

  1. Complete Application
  2. Email a copy of your passport to the Executive Director of Enrollment Management after completing the online application to ensure your name is listed correctly on the I-20.
  3. Decide on your intended degree/program of study:
    • Associates in Arts
    • Associates in Science
    • Accounting and Finance
    • Biotechnology
    • Business Administration
    • Culinary Arts
    • Industrial Maintenance
    • Electrical Systems Technology
    • Electronics Engineering Technology
    • Industrial Systems Technology
    • Information Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Office Administration
    • Medical Office Administration
    • Paralegal Technology
    • Welding Technology
  4. Submit financial evidence to dseaglejr@cccti.edu
    • Evidence should prove student’s ability to cover the cost of attendance for at least one year at CCC&TI. This includes tuition, fees, and all living expenses.
    • The documentary evidence must be in the form of either a bank statement signed by a bank official or a letter on official bank letterhead signed by a bank official. This documentation must be in English and converted to U.S. dollars.
    • If the student is being sponsored, the sponsor(s) will complete the F-1 Student Guarantee of Financial Support.
 Estimated Cost of Attendance for 2023-24Per SemesterPer Year
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees (16 Credit Hours)$4,335.00

Books and Supplies$600.00$1,200.00
Room & Board$5,000.00$10,000.00

5. Evidence of English Literacy

A minimum total score of 65 on the TOEFL iBT® Test. Successful completion of a college-level English course at a US college or university.

Students who have obtained their secondary school diploma and/or a bachelor’s degree from a country where English is the official language will be exempt from the English language requirement. The list, taken from U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) website.

  • Anguilla
  • Australia
  • Bahamas, The
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands, The
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Grenada
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Kingdom
  • Virgin Islands

Exceptions to the policies above need to be approved by the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO)

6. Educational Documentation

CCC&TI requires official academic records from secondary (equivalent to high education in the U.S) and/or college and universities with certified translations. All transcripts, without certified translations, need to be evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) recognized member.

All U.S. official transcripts can be emailed to the CCC&TI Admissions office at  transcripts@cccti.edu  or mailed to:

CCC&TI Admissions Office
2855 Hickory Blvd.
Hudson, NC 28638

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Dennis Seagle Jr, Executive Director, Enrollment Management