Change of Status to F-1 Student

Application

Documentation

After completing your online application, scan and email the following documents as PDF attachments in one complete packet to international.affairs@slcc.edu or mail originals to:

Salt Lake Community College
International Student Affairs
4600 So. Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Faxed documents will not be accepted.
Your application documents will be evaluated once all of them have been received. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted for evaluation. A USCIS Form I-20 and the SLCC acceptance letter will be issued after all required documents have been received and evaluated by the above deadlines.

1. Proof of Financial Ability

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) requires Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) to verify that an international student submits evidence of financial ability for the length of time necessary to pursue an education in the United States. A realistic financial plan is required for the issuance of the USCIS Form I-20. Official financial documents from the student or the student’s sponsor are used to demonstrate financial ability.

  • Submit an official bank statement, from the bank account holder, verifying the amount of at least $22,903 in liquid assets.
  • For sponsors, a notarized Financial Statement is also required: Financial Statement Form (PDF)
  • For students coming with dependents, an additional $5,000 per dependent is required.
  • Estimated expenses at SLCC (2016-2017)
    • Tuition & Fees for two semesters (non-resident): $12,099.5
    • Room & Board (Housing & Food) for 10 Months: $7,500
    • Transportation & Personal Expenses: $1,500
    • Books & Supplies: $800
    • Health Insurance: $1,003.5
    • Total: $22,903

2. Official Proof of High School Graduation

SLCC International Admissions policy requires official proof demonstrating completion of secondary education equivalent to a U.S. academic high school diploma. English translations may be required.

3. Copy of Main Passport Page

  • Provide a copy of the main passport page including:
    • Name
    • Photo
    • Passport expiration date

English Proficiency

All students are required to take the Accuplacer/LOEP or CASAS test upon arrival at SLCC. Based on the test scores, students will be placed at the level of appropriate English instruction for their needs.

For more information on the tests, visit Student Testing Services. If a student’s English skills are not proficient enough for college-level work, they should enroll in SLCC’s Intensive ESL program. For more information, contact or visit International Student Affairs.

Health Insurance

All F-1 students are enrolled in the SLCC Ascension Health Insurance plan.

  • Coverage begins the day before orientation upon payment.
  • Insurance cards will be available online five days after payment is received.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Vaccinations and Tuberculosis Testing

All students are required to provide proof of vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and be tested for Tuberculosis (TB) before starting classes at SLCC.

  1. Fill out the TB Screening and MMR form.
  2. Fill out the Patient Information form.
  3. Bring the completed forms to SLCC’s Center for Health and Counseling.
    • The Health and Counseling staff will test you for TB.
    • Bring a copy of your insurance card from Ascension.

Vaccination information in different languages:

Chinese / English / Farsi / French / Japanese / Korean / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish / Vietnamese

USCIS Change of Status Application

Submit application to USCIS for change of status.

For questions about applying for an F-1 change of status, contact International Student Affairs.