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Email your completed International Application (PDF) and supporting documents. It is important that you keep a valid email address on file with International Student Services at all times. Admissions decision letters are generally mailed within four weeks of the receipt of the completed application and required documentation. Incomplete international applications will delay the decision process.
Note: You must be at least 18 years old by the first day of class.
Admission to FSCJ as an international student does not guarantee admission into a selective/limited access program or a bachelor's program. Additionally, students must have earned an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree or an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree (60 college-level credits) from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or, if foreign, the equivalent of an associate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, prior to applying for a bachelor's degree program. Please consult International Student Services for a list of eligible selective/limited access or bachelor’s programs for F1 international students.
Note: International students are not eligible to apply for all of the programs of study. Please ask the staff in the Admissions office before you select your program of study. The best option for international students is the Associate in Arts Degree (AA)
What is an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree?
The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is a two-year degree in general education. Students who complete this degree often transition into a bachelor’s degree program. Students must choose a major/program of study while completing their first two terms of the A.A. degree. The major/program of study will help an advisor determine which courses a student will need before they can transition in a bachelor's degree program either at FSCJ or a university.
For example, a student majoring in business will need to complete the general education part of the A.A. degree, plus the required courses of Business Calculus, Statistics, Economics 1 and 2, Accounting 1 and 2, and a computer course.
For international students, the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is not as flexible as the A.A. degree. There are fewer A.S. degrees at FSCJ that are open to international students because many are offered mostly online and in 7-week sessions. International students are required to take the majority of their courses in a face-to-face environment and in a 15- or 12-week format.