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Admitted International Students

What's Next?

Congratulations on your admission to HCC! We look forward to having you as part of the HCC community.

Preparing to attend a college in the United States is an exciting and challenging experience as you try to figure out next steps. 

The Center for International Education wants to make your adjustment to HCC as smooth as possible. The following pages provide practical pre-arrival and orientation information to help you plan your move to Tampa and get ready for enrollment at HCC.

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Obtaining your F-1 Visa

Follow these steps to apply for your student visa.

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Make arrangements for student housing.

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Arrival & Check-In

Prepare for your trip to the U.S. and report to school.

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Prepare for the College Placement Test.

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Mandatory New Student Orientation

Attend a mandatory New F-1 Student Orientation.

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Meet with your international student advisor and register for classes.

Maintaining F-1 Status

Learn about the regulations associated with your F-1 visa.

F-1 Student Employment

Review your F-1 employment options while you study in the U.S.