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International Student Instructions

As an international student, you have to meet certain requirements in order to study at Pima Community College as a full-time F-1 student. Follow these steps and we'll get you on your way to a rewarding academic experience.



Fill out and sign an Application for Admission for International Students.

   Application deadlines:
      Fall Semester - June 1
      Spring Semester - October 1
      Summer Semester - April 1


Pay Application Fee

Send $25 as a non-refundable application fee. We accept


Provide Proof of Financial Support

Fill out the Affidavit of Financial Support. The affidavit must be verified with a bank seal or submitted with an official bank statement.

In the Affidavit of Support, the student must show that the student or a sponsor has the available funds for one entire academic year.


Submit TOEFL Score

Have an official TOEFL score - minimum 61 ibt/173 cbt/500 pbt - sent to Pima. The Pima Community College school code is 4623 - Dept. 00.

The TOEFL test is not required for the study of English as a Second Language (ESL).


Provide Transcripts

Send official secondary school (American high school equivalent) records and transcripts, properly translated into English by an International Credentials Evaluator.

PCC accepts international transcript evaluations from all member companies of the National Association of Credential Evaluations Services (NACES).  These evaluations will have a fee associated with them.  Consider your options carefully.  Verify that the company that you select is:

  • a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluations Services (NACES), and
  • is approved to perform comprehensive evaluations for transfer to US Regionally Accredited Institutions such as community colleges and state universities.

It is important to note that courses taken internationally rarely can be used toward general education coursework at Pima.  Your international courses will most likely be counted for elective credit only.


Provide Copy of Passport

Provide a copy of your current passport.


Mail or Fax Materials

You can mail these materials to:

International Student Services
Pima Community College
2202 W. Anklam Road, Room C-157
Tucson AZ 85709-0130

You may instead send a facsimile (fax) of the materials to 01-520-206-3265.