International Admissions Requirements

Submit the following information (all documents must be translated into English):

Application for Admissions for International Students - Complete and submit the Southwestern Community College International Student Online Application for Admission

Transcripts - Official records of attendance and transcripts for ALL schools, English language programs, and colleges attended.


Transcripts and other documentation must be translated into English. Any transcript issued in a language other than English must be evaluated by an agency such as the Education Credential Evaluators or InCred.

International Transfer Students -- Complete and submit the International Transfer-In Form, an official transcript from your current institution, copy of current visa, copy of I-20 and copy of I-94.

International Financial Statement - Financial verification showing your (or sponsor’s) ability to meet ALL educational and living expenses that you incur while attending Southwestern.Admissions Requirements - Please see the "Admissions Requirements" web page for details regarding transcripts, as well as college entrance testing information.

English Proficiency Form - You must show evidence of English proficiency required by the college.

The student must also submit:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Exam by achieving a minimum score of 61 on the Internet-based test, 173 on the computer-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test; or
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic module score of 6; or
  • DUOLINGO minimum score of 85; or
  • Successful completion of freshman level English course at an approved U.S. college or university.

Additional requirements in some areas of study may be required (see SWCC College Catalog for program specific requirements).