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Transferring from Another Institution within the U.S.


Transfer Student Application Deadlines

  • Summer Term: April 30
  • Fall Semester: July 17
  • Spring Semester: December 4


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.

Please upload the following documents with your online application:

1. Proof of Financial Ability

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (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 $26,157 in liquid assets.
  • For sponsors, a signed Financial Statement of support is also required: Financial Statement Form (PDF)
  • For students coming with dependents, an additional $2,000 for the first dependent is required, $1,000 per each additional dependent.
  • Estimated expenses at SLCC (2024-2025)
    • Tuition & Fees for two semesters (non-resident): $14,494
    • Room & Board (Housing & Food) for 10 Months: $8,500.25
    • Transportation & Personal Expenses: $1,500
    • Books & Supplies: $800
    • Health Insurance for two semesters: $1,660
    • Total: $26,954

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. Travel Documents

  • Provide a copy of the main passport page including:
    • Name
    • Photo
    • Passport expiration date
  • Provide copies of your visa, I-94 and I-20.

4. Transfer Eligibility

  • Students transferring from schools within the U.S. are required to submit a Transfer Form (PDF).
    • The form requires the signature of the Designated School Official (DSO) at the student’s current school and certifies the student’s SEVIS status and eligibility to transfer.

Transcript Evaluation

Students who wish to transfer credits from a previous school are required to have their transcripts evaluated. The Transcript Evaluation Office evaluates a student’s official transcript from another school and applies course credits to their SLCC transcript for placement and graduation purposes. Transcripts are evaluated based on the program of study selected when applying to SLCC.

  • For more information on the submission of transcripts and the transcript evaluation process, visit the Transcript Evaluation Office.
  • Submit official transcripts for evaluation at least one month prior to the start of classes

English Proficiency

It is not necessary to take the TOEFL or any other English proficiency exam to be admitted to Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). All students are required to go through a placement process upon arrival at SLCC.

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

Students on an F-1 visa are eligible to take ESL AM morning classes, which typically run between 8:00 am and 1:50 pm. Students on an F-1 visa are not eligible for ESL PM evening classes.

Health Insurance

It is a requirement that students receiving the USCIS form I-20 from SLCC are automatically enrolled in the health insurance plan when they register for classes. The health insurance plan for SLCC F-1 international students is provided by Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions, Inc. The plan summary for Ascension coverage can be found at GeoBlue. Coverage begins the day before orientation.


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

Policy on Student Employment

Students maintaining their F-1 status are eligible to seek part-time employment on campus up to 20 hours a week. Contact ISS for more information.


Salt Lake Community College is a commuter campus and does not have on-campus housing. Students moving to Salt Lake City should make advanced arrangements for housing. List of housing options in the area.

Foreign Credit Transfer

If you have taken courses at a college or university outside of the United States, please see our Foreign College Credit Transfer Guidelines for steps on how to complete a foreign transcript evaluation.