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International Student Application Deadlines

Prospective students planning to attend HCC on an F-1 visa must submit the International Student Application AND all required documentation (proof of English proficiency, credential evaluation, financial documents, fee) by the following deadlines:


Applicants outside of the U.S. (Initial)

Applicants in the U.S. (Transfer)

Orientation Sessions 

 I-20 Report Date

 Classes Begin

 Spring 2014

 October 1, 2013

November 1, 2014

November 5, 2013

December 10, 2013 

 January 2, 2014

January 2, 2014

January 8, 2014

 Summer 2014

 March 15, 2014

 April 15, 2014

April 22, 2014

May 13, 2014 

May 12, 2014

May 19, 2014

 Fall 2014

 June 15, 2014

 July 15, 2014

June 17, 2014

July 22, 2014

August 12, 2014

August 7, 2014

August 21, 2014

Initial Students: F-1 visa students who are currently residing outside of the United States and will be entering the U.S. directly from their home country with a new, initial Form I-20 from Hillsborough Community College. Students entering the U.S. from their home country should begin the application process EARLY! We encourage you to complete the application process at least three months prior to the term you would like to start to allow for visa processing.

Transfer Students: F-1 visa students who are transferring to Hillsborough Community College from another school in the United States (high school, English Language School or college/university).

I-20 Report Date and New Student Orientation:  The Report Date is the last date a new student can report to the Center for International Education in preparation for the start term. Initial F-1 visa students may report to the College up to 30 days prior to this date (printed on their HCC I-20). We recommend that all new students report to the CIE up to 2 to 3 weeks prior to the report date to take the required academic assessment tests, attend new student orientation and register for classes. Orientation is required for all new international students (initial and transfer students). 

Documents to bring for Check-In:

  • HCC I-20
  • Passport with F-1 visa and admissions/entry stamp
  • Proof of health insurance valid for one year (see our health insurance pages for requirements)