Requirements

Prior to completing an I-20 for any foreign student seeking admission to Tunxis Community College, it is required that the documents listed below be submitted to the Admissions Office. All documents must be translated into English and validated or notarized as being an official and accurate translation.
An I-20 will not be issued until all items noted below are submitted to the Admissions Office:

  • Student must complete an application to the College and pay the $20.00 (U.S.) application fee. Please be advised that some of our programs are selective and have special admissions requirements. Our selective admissions programs are noted in the College catalog.
  • Provide proof, in the form of official transcripts or diplomas, of completion of secondary school/high school (documents must be in English). Foreign students who have completed university level studies in their home countries must have their academic records translated into English and evaluated to U.S. academic equivalencies if they wish to apply any of their previous university work to their Tunxis degree program. Information for the evaluation of foreign credits is available in the Admissions Office.
  • Foreign students applying from overseas must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam and submit the official scores to the College. Currently the minimum score required is 500 on the written version, 173 on the computerized version, and 61 on the Internet-based version.
    . All students must also take the College Placement Assessment prior to enrolling at the College.
  • Foreign applicants must provide the Admissions Office with an Affidavit of Support. If the financial sponsor is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, Form I-134 must be utilized. This form may be accessed directly from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at http://www.uscis.gov/.
  • If the financial sponsor is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a notarized bank statement and/or other financial documents indicating the sponsor’s net worth must be provided to the College. The financial statement must be in English and note currency values in U.S. dollar equivalencies.Currently, annual expenses, including tuition and other living expenses are estimated at about $19,000.00 per academic year (full-time, fall and spring terms).
  • Connecticut state law requires that students enrolled in a degree or certificate program, or those who are enrolling full-time must submit proof of immunization.  For information about immunization requirements, click here.
  • Due to recent changes in USCIS procedures, applicants must provide the Admissions Office with evidence of their housing or living arrangements while in the United States