International Information Sessions
Attend an information session led by an International admissions counselor. The information session will highlight GCC’s programs and services, details about the enrollment process, and provide time to answer your questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we will begin the application process with the information you send us. As soon as we have your TOEFL or IELTS exam results we will process and make a final decision on your application.
No, applications must be sent by courier or post as international student applications require original documents and signatures. It is suggested that you obtain a tracking number when mailing the application to confirm that it has been received by the Admissions Office.
Yes, our Transfer Services office will help you to transfer to the college of your choice following Genesee Community College.
The Department of Homeland Security requires that F-1 students complete a “school transfer” when changing to a new school. Your student record in SEVIS will then be released from Genesee Community College and sent to the institution to which you are transferring. You will then be issued a new Form I-20 from the new institution.
- Notify the International Student Advisor of your intention to transfer to another institution.
- Proof of acceptance to your new institution. Bring a copy of your acceptance letter to the international student advisor’s office in the Advisement Center, C222. You must do this in order to be released to your “new” school.
- Schedule a “release date” with the International Student Advisor for your F-1 record to be transferred to the new institution. Your new Form I-20 from your new institution cannot be issued until after the release date has been reached (unless you are traveling before reporting to transferring school, in which case talk with your new institution about your travel plans).
- Complete the F-1 SEVIS Transfer Request Form and submit it to the International Student Advisor’s office (C222) as soon as possible.
Important: If you are completing (or have completed your program of study or Optional Practical Training, you only have a 60-day period following this completion to have your F-1 record transferred to the new institution. Your F-1 student status ends 60 days after you complete your program of study or OPT!
GCC does not have a specific deadline to apply, however because you will need to make an appointment with your Embassy, make flight arrangements, and reserve a dorm room I suggest you start sending me information 6 months before the start of the semester you are interested in.
That way if there is anything that needs to be updated for your file or if the information you have sent is not correct (i.e. bank statement); there will be time for you to mail these things to us. (mail time could take 2-6 weeks)
These are amounts required by the federal government (not us) that tell us you will have more than enough money to live once you arrive here. We want you to be more than prepared for any necessities you may need.
International students are not eligible for Financial Aid since it is funded by the federal government for U.S. Citizens. There are some scholarships available through the Foundation that international students can apply for. The scholarships are not guaranteed and will not offset the funding required for acceptance. There are also some athletic scholarships available for lacrosse.
Accepted Student Checklist
Congratulations on your acceptance to GCC! Review the international students checklist here.
Explore on campus and off campus employment opportunities provided for international students.
Maintain F-1 Status
F-1 Students are responsible to follow all immigration regulations. Learn how to maintain your F-1 status in order to study at GCC.
Traveling Outside the U.S.
Traveling outside the U.S.? View the checklist to ensure you have all the documents to re-enter the U.S.