International Student (F-1 Visa Only)
The International Student Office at GTCC offers a variety of services and activities for international students on an F-1 Visa. The office is located on the Jamestown Campus, but serves all campus locations. The major function of the office is to provide assistance to all F-1 Visa status seekers or current F-1 Visa status students attending GTCC through counseling, advising, and assistance.
The International Student Office provides a focal point for programs and activities designed to promote a free exchange of information and international understanding. This environment of support and encouragement serves both natives and foreign nationals. This office supplies the college community and local surrounding area with diversity and a sense of unity.
All other international students, excluding F-1 Visa status, click the following students support services link.
• Facilitate fulfillment of immigration requirements
• Assist and support international student activities
• Consult and advise with college faculty and staff
• Serve as a support in academic guidance
• Provide personal services
• Coordinate efforts to resolve emergency problems
• Refer for community outreach
• Provide medical insurance information
• Provide enrollment verification letters
• Offer income tax forms and workshops
F-1 Visa International Students have various governmental restrictions that may prevent them from attending classes in an online environment (either part-time or full-time). Please speak with our international student advisor to find out what courses you should take for your program of study.
To assist you, the college maintains an International Student Office on the Jamestown Campus on the second floor of the Medlin Campus Center. The office provides a variety of services to all foreign students enrolled at GTCC to ensure access to academic programs, extracurricular activities, and support services. For contact information, please click the following link: http://supportservices.gtcc.edu/international-student-advisor/
The office is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 6:00pm and Friday 9am to 5pm. During the summer, our hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 7:30am to 6:00pm and we are closed on Friday.
You are welcome to stop by the office to speak with the advisor if you have any questions or concerns. However, in order to give you full attention, you are encouraged to call ahead to schedule an appointment between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
English as a second Language (ESL)/Language Classes
GTCC does not issue an I-20 (Student Visa) for students just wanting to attend ESL/ESOL classes only. For more information regarding English proficiency, please see Line item # 4 for the English requirements here: http://supportservices.gtcc.edu/international-student-admissions/
ESL classes are available through the Continuing Education Program. Classes are designed to help with basic survival skills and academic preparation. The classes are offered during the day and evening hours on the Greensboro and High Point campuses. The ESOL classes are free of charge.
Students on F-1 visas are not permitted to work off-campus except under extraordinary circumstances. Permission to work on-campus, part-time is granted by the International Student Advisor to students in good academic standing, and only if positions are available. International students should not depend on part-time employment as a significant means of financial support.
Tuition and Fees
F-1 Student Visa students are required to pay Out of State Tuition Fees.
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
U.S. State Department
Embassy Web – Addresses and phone numbers of diplomatic representations in Washington D.C.
American Immigration Lawyer Association – Lawyers who specialize in immigration issues
United States Information Agency