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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 to Pima
  • 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 to Pima
  • 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)

Only available to Sonora residents

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

Border commuter student eligibility:
  • Must enroll in a minimum of 6 credits each semester.
  • Must be a resident of Mexico.
  • Maintain residence in Mexico while studying with this visa type.
  • Seek admission to the United States at a land border port-of-entry and depart by the end of each day.
Application deadlines:
  • Fall Semester - July 15
  • Spring Semester - November 15
  • Summer Semester - April 15

Academic Programs:

  • Step 1: Complete the online application: Apply to Pima
  • 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. 

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

Application deadline: all admission requirements must be satisfied no later than a week before the semester begins. 

  • Step 1: Complete the online application: Apply to Pima
  • 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 to Pima
  • 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 to Pima
  • 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 to Pima
  • 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.

Estudia en PCC desde tu país

En Pima Community College tenemos títulos y certificados que puedes obtener estudiando completamente en línea.  Haz clic en el enlace para más información: Obtén un título o certificado completamente en línea

Estudia en PCC en Estados Unidos

Para estudiar en Pima como estudiante F-1 de tiempo completo debes cumplir ciertos requisitos. Por favor sigue los pasos indicados en la siguiente sección para completar tu solicitud. Una vez hayas sido admitido, se te dará la  Forma I-20

Plazo de solicitud:

  • Semestre de otoño -  15 de julio
  • Semestre de primavera   - 15 de noviembre

Entrenamiento de inglés como segundo idioma (ESL)

  • Paso 1: Llenar la solicitud en línea: Solicitud 
  • Paso 2: Copia de tu pasaporte
  • Paso 3: Llena la forma Affidavit of Support  La forma de solvencia económica (Affidavit of Support) debe ser entregada con una copia oficial del estado de cuenta del banco o verificada con el sello y firma del banco.
  • Paso 4: Nivel de inglés (escoge una de las evaluaciones indicadas abajo para comprobar que tienes el nivel suficiente de  inglés para comenzar en el nivel principiante avanzado)
    •  Duolingo: 35
    • College ESL Placement Test Level 060 (Este es el examen de Pima, lo puedes tomar una vez hayas entregado los documentos requeridos en los pasos 1-3).

Programas académicos

  • Paso 1: Llenar la solicitud en línea: Solicitud 
  • Paso 2: Copia de tu pasaporte
  • Paso 3: Llena la forma Affidavit of Support  La forma de solvencia económica (Affidavit of Support) debe ser entregada con una copia oficial del estado de cuenta del banco o verificada con el sello y firma del banco.
  • Paso 4: Solo se requiere prueba de competencia en inglés para los estudiantes interesados en un programa académico/de obtención de un título.
  • Paso 5: Proporcione copias de los registros y expedientes académicos de la preparatoria, debidamente traducidos al inglés.

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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