Applying to Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) on a student visa
Getting permission from your home country
- Students wishing to study in the United States are required to apply for a student visa.
- The available student visas are F and M.
- Students who meet the admissions requirements to attend a school in the U.S. are issued an I-20 form.
The student, upon receipt of the I-20 form, will meet with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their home country to receive approval of the F1 visa.
International students wishing to apply to PHSC should follow the steps listed below:
Transfer F-1 students:
Students already studying in the U.S and wishing to transfer to PHSC must submit the following:
Steps to get a student visa
Although the process may vary or require additional steps, depending on applicant's country and embassy or consulate, applicants will need the following when applying for a student visa:
Arriving in the U.S.:
Students entering the U.S. to study for the first time are not allowed to enter the U.S. more than 30 days before the program start date indicated on the I-20 form. Students are expected to present the documents listed below to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) upon arrival in the U.S.:
- Passport (including sealed envelope of attached immigration documents if applicable).
- Original I-20.
- Evidence of financial resources.
- Admission letter.
- SEVIS fee receipt.
Once the student has been given clearance by CBP to enter the U.S., the student’s next course of action is to contact the Designated School Official (DSO) at PHSC and schedule an appointment to meet and have their file updated.
Upon meeting with the DSO, the student is asked to bring their:
All international students are charged out-of-state tuition fees.
Visiting home country:
Students planning to visit their homeland during winter or spring break are expected to notify the DSO of their travel plans.