Thank you for your interest in attending Azure College as an International student. The admission requirements section contains very important information regarding your admission to the College. Please read all the information carefully. Once all required documents have been received, the I-20 will be completed within 2 weeks.
Admission Requirement for International Students
Azure College welcomes students from other nations to experience our education and programs. All international students must be fluent in English before they enroll. Applicants are asked to furnish proof that they can read, write and speak English fluently. The College accepts M-1 visas for those students wishing to attend diploma programs and F-1 visas for those students wishing to attend associate degree programs. International student applicants must meet the following requirements for admission to Azure College.
Successful completion of a secondary school program that is equivalent to high school in the United States. (Official records must be evaluated by a school approved educational evaluator service attesting that completion is equivalent to secondary school completed in the United States.)
Certification of financial ability to meet tuition and other necessary expenses.
If an applicant's primary language is not English, then they must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 450 on the paper-based TOEFL, 150 on the computer-based TOEFL or 55 on the Internet-based TOEFL.
Applications for international students can be obtained through the Admissions Office. Applications should be submitted at least three (3) months prior to the start of a program.
Students may demonstrate their English Language proficiency by submitting original TOEFL scores, IELTS scores or by taking the COMPASS/ESL test. For Information on TOEFL, visit www.ets.org/toefl. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures ability to communicate in English and for information on IELTS, visit www.ielts.org.
English Language Proficiency
English Language Proficiency at Azure College courses are taught in English. The College will provide English language training for students who have insufficient language skills. Students requiring English language training may need to attend additional quarters at the college to complete their program of study and the English courses will add more money toward the student total cost of attendance.
The Visa Process
To apply for an F-1 or M1 visa, you must set an appointment at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate and show up with your Form I-20, passport, original proof of funds, and any other documents they may specify by the school of the embassy. Specific information on M-1 or F-1 visa application at U.S. Embassies and Consulates is available at the travel.state.gov website.
Location of U.S. embassies and consulates is available at the following address: www.usembassy.gov
If a visa is granted, you will need to have the following documents to enter the U.S. in F-1 or M-1 status:
Valid and unexpired Form I-20
Valid and unexpired F-1 Visa (Not required for citizens of Canada or Bermuda).
Valid and unexpired Passport.
For potential students who enter the USA on a B-2 tourist visa to change your status while in the U.S., it is necessary to consult with the school International Student office to find out how we can help you convert the B2 visa into an F1 or M1 student visa, it is very important to know that the process may most likely take about 4 to 6 months.
Potential students cannot enter the U.S. on a visa waiver and change to F-1 status after your arrival. Students from a visa waiver country are not eligible for change of status in the U.S.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires F-1 visa applicants to pay a one-time fee to supplement the administration and maintenance costs of the Student and Exchange Information System (SEVIS). For information on fee and payment click here SEVIS Fee Payment Options for F-1 Students