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International Students - How to Apply

Pima Community College is proud to host international students from about 50 countries. Our team is here to help you!

Do you have a question about your application? Please send your inquiries and application documents to international@pima.edu and we will respond to you shortly! 

You have to meet certain requirements in order to study at Pima Community College as a full-time, F-1 student. Please follow these steps to complete your application. Once admitted, a Form I-20 will be issued to you. 

Application deadlines:
      Fall Semester - July 15
      Spring Semester - November 15
      Summer Semester - April 15

Academic Programs

  • Step 1: Complete the online application: Apply now
  • Step 2: Provide a copy of your current passport.
  • Step 3: Fill out the Affidavit of Support form. The affidavit must be submitted with a copy of the official bank statement or be verified with a bank seal and a signature. 
  • Step 4: Proof of English Proficiency is only required for students interested in an Academic/Degree-Seeking program.
  • Step 5: Provide copies of high school records and transcripts, properly translated into English. Do not have these records? Don't worry! Please email us and we will discuss your situation with you. 

ESL Training (English as a Second Language) 

If you don't have English proficiency for an academic program yet, you can start with our ESL courses. Once you finish the ESL training, you can transition to an academic program directly. 

  • Step 1: Complete the online application: Apply now
  • Step 2: Provide a copy of your current passport.
  • Step 3: Fill out the Affidavit of Support form. The affidavit must be submitted with a copy of an official bank statement or be verified with a bank seal and a signature.
  • Step 4: English Competency (please choose one below to prove that you have enough English knowledge to take our ESL courses. )
    • Duolingo: 35
    • College ESL Placement Test Level 060 (You can take this placement test after you submit all the other required documents)

If you are an F1 student and want to transfer to Pima Community College, please follow these steps.

  • Step 1: Complete the online application: Apply now
  • Step 2: Provide a copy of your current passport.
  • Step 3: Fill out the Affidavit of Support form. The affidavit must be submitted with a copy of an official bank statement or be verified with a bank seal and a signature.
  • Step 4: Provide a copy of your current F-1 student visa
  • Step 5: Provide copies of all your I-20 form(s)
  • Step 6: Provide a copy of your previous and current unofficial transcript(s)
  • Step 7: Proof of English Proficiency is only required for students interested in an Academic/Degree-Seeking program.
  • Step 1: Concurrent Enrollment Authorization
    • If you are an international student at the University of Arizona and want to take classes at Pima concurrently, you must apply for approval at UofA’s ISSO office first. Please use this link The University of Arizona Undergraduate Students and find the "Concurrent Enrollment" section to apply for approval. UA ISS Office will notify PCC's International Center when you are approved. 
    • If you are an international student at a university/college other than the University of Arizona, please fill out the Concurrent Enrollment Authorization Form and have your advisor email or fax it to us. If your home institution has its own authorization form or letter, we can accept it too. Please make sure it is sent from your advisor directly. 
  • Step 2: Complete the online application: Apply now
  • Step 3: Provide a copy of your current passport
  • Step 4: Provide a copy of your current F-1 student visa
  • Step 5: Provide a copy of your current I-20 Form
  • Step 6: Provide a copy of your most recent unofficial transcript
  • Step 7: If you are a sponsored student, please also complete the Affidavit of Support form and request a Sponsorship Letter specifically addressed to PCC.
  • Step 1: Complete the online application: Apply now
  • Step 2: Provide a copy of your current passport.
  • Step 3: Provide a copy of your current visa
  • Step 4: Proof of English Proficiency is only required for students interested in an Academic/Degree-Seeking program.
  • Step 1: Complete the online application: Apply now
  • Step 2: Provide a copy of your current passport.
  • Step 3: Proof of English Proficiency is only required for students interested in an Academic/Degree-Seeking program.

Please note: Please feel free to contact us via email at International@pima.edu or by calling 520-206-6732 with any questions or need for assistance.

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