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Halifax Community College


Dear Prospective International Student:

Thank you for your interest in attending Halifax Community College (HCC). In order to be considered for international admissions at HCC you must do the following:

  1. Complete the admissions application.
  2. Have your TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores submitted to the college. Proof of ability to speak and understand English is necessary and important because English is the language of instruction at HCC.
  3. Have your Financial Statement Form completed by your banker. This is to show that you have adequate funds to support yourself while attending HCC.
  4. Submit your completed medical form.
  5. Submit your official high school transcript with graduation date. You may submit college or university transcripts for evaluation of transfer credits. If the transcripts are in a foreign language they must be translated, and both the foreign and translated version must be submitted to the Admissions Office. If applicable, have a copy of your examination results or certificate sent to the Admissions Office.

Upon completion of the international admissions packet, it must be submitted to Halifax Community College, Admissions Office, Room 335, 200 College Drive, Weldon, NC 27890. The packet will then be evaluated and forwarded to SEVIS. If your application is accepted you will be issued a Form I-20 to obtain your Student Visa. Further questions may be answered on our website at www.halifaxcc.edu or call 252-536-7220. NOTE: Application deadline is March 1st of each year.

Sincerely, Halifax Community College

James(Bernard) Washington
Admissions Director


Your application will not be considered until all of the following items have been received.

To be considered for Fall semester admissions during any academic year, all of the above items must be received by March 1 of the same year. The college will inform you as to whether or not you have been accepted. The Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) will not be issued until the admissions process is complete.

Proficiency in the use of the English Language and past academic record will be important factors in the admission decision. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all foreign applicants.

To obtain materials and information regarding the TOEFL write to: Test of English as a Foreign Language, Box 899, Princeton, NJ 08540 USA. Please specify code number 5208 when requesting TOEFL scores to be reported to FTCC.

Applicants must score at least a 550 on the paper TOEFEL, and at least a 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, and at least a 79 on the internet TOEFL, as recommended by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

Financial Information

As part of the admission process to HCC and before visa approval to leave your country is granted, you must show evidence of official financial support for each year you will be studying in the United States. This college cannot provide financial aid to students applying from other nations, so you must certify your own financial support.

Many international students receive financial help from sources outside the United States. Therefore, we suggest you consult the excellent publications about studying abroad which may be available through your educational institutions or the United States Consulate in your country. You should also investigate financial assistance that may be available through your government or home university.

HCC is tax supported by the people of North Carolina. Legal residents of North Carolina and the United States are given preference in the admission process. Therefore, foreign applicants are accepted only on a space availability basis.

After reading the above information, if you feel you would be a qualified applicant, please complete and return all information by March 1 to:

Halifax Community College
PO Box 3526
Weldon, NC 27890 USA
It is your responsibility to have your school principal or headmaster send an official high school (secondary) transcript directly to us. If you have attended an American college or university and have semester hours of transferable college work, you must have an official transcript sent directly from that college or university.


HCC serves entirely a commuting student body. Housing is not available on campus. International students must seek housing in the community and commute daily by public transportation. Arrangements for housing must be made between the landlord and the student. Rents and utilities can range from $500 to $800 or more per month.

Form B – Financial Certificate
As an international student applicant, you are required to certify that you have sufficient funds to cover your expenses at Halifax Community College. An estimate of expenses for one school year (August through May) follows:
Tuition and Fees $7,526.00
Books, Living Expenses, Personal Expenses, Health & Medical Ins., Transportation $14,110.00
Est. academic year total $21,636.00
Summer Expenses (May through July includes tuition and fees) $10,813..00
Est. calendar year total
(August through July) $32,449.00

Note: Effective September 1, 2004, SEVIS has implemented a $100 processing fee for Student Visas.

Expenses may vary due to differences in curriculum material needed and fluctuation in living cost. Also, estimated expenses do not include transportation between HCC and your home country.

Please bear in mind that HCC expects all foreign students to be entirely self-supporting. Students holding F-1 Visas are not authorized to work except under extraordinary circumstances. Permission to work can only be granted by the US Immigration Service. Therefore, the applicant should not look to employment, either part time during the academic year or full time during the summer, as a significant means of support while at HCC.