International Education FAQs
On this page you will find answers to the most common questions regarding our programs, application process, and student services. If you have any other questions or would like to receive more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to assisting you.
Where is Hillsborough Community College located?
What makes Hillsborough Community College a great school to attend?
What programs does HCC offer?
I want to earn my Bachelor's degree, but I am not sure what I want to major in. Am I wasting my time studying at a community college?
How do I apply for admission to HCC as an international student?
What is the deadline for submitting an application?
How can I pay the application fee?
Do I need to have insurance?
Do I have to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) before I can be admitted to HCC?
How long will it take to get my acceptance materials and I-20 form?
What do I need to give the embassy when I apply for a student visa?
Does HCC work with recruitment representatives?
How do I establish a relationship with HCC?
How much does it cost to attend Hillsborough Community College?
I do not have sufficient funds available to finance my education. Can I apply for any financial assistance or scholarships from HCC?
Can an F-1 student work while studying at HCC?
When does school start, and when should I physically be in town?
When I arrive in Tampa, where do I need to report my arrival?
What is a DSO?
Do I have to attend orientation?
What is a semester credit hour?
How many distance education courses can I take as an international student?
What are the minimum standards for continuing in college?
Can I transfer my courses from HCC to a university or any other college?
As an international (F-1 visa) student, I understand that I must be a full-time student. If so, how many credits must I carry?
What must I do if I am unable to enroll in 12 credit hours or if I must drop below the minimum number of credits during the Fall or Spring Semester?
Can an F-1 student apply for an off-campus work permit?
Can my spouse and/or child, who are on F-2 visas, accept employment on or off-campus?
What do I do if my passport expires or I lose it while I am within the U.S.?
If I lose my F-1 status, what do I need to do?
May I apply for the F-1 visa within the United States?
What can HCC do if I have been denied the F-1 visa?
May I use the B tourist visa to study at HCC?
Who is eligible for on-campus housing at Hawks Landing?
Where is Hawks Landing located?
How can I get more information about housing?
Do you have student activities?
What current COVID-19 protocols are in place at HCC?
Is the college requiring that all students get vaccinated?
Do I need to quarantine after international travel?