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Welcome to Genesee Community College!

Currently over 100 international students from 23 countries are pursuing their academic goals at GCC. The contributions made by this group, both socially 和 academically, have significantly enriched the diversity 和 vivacity of our campus. You can learn more about GCC in Español (Spanish), 日本 和 Português (Portuguese).

Located in the Academic Advisement Office, the International 学生 Advisor provides a variety of support services in F-1 visa regulations, academic advisement, 取向, seminars 和 other activities to assist students in successfully completing their Associate degree.

There are many people 和 resources available to assist you during your stay in the United States. Please take some time to explore our website 和 get involved in campus life beyond the classroom. Among GCC’s clubs 和 organizations, you will find leadership opportunities, cultural 和 religious associations, 运动队, volunteer service organizations, student government, academic societies, music 和 theatre groups, a student newspaper, 和 a student run radio station!

The ISO (International 学生 Organization) assists GCC’s international students in making the transition into a new environment. The group promotes cultural awareness, while serving as a support network for the educational 和 social development of foreign students.

International Information Sessions

Attend an information session led by an International admissions counselor. The information session will highlight GCC’s programs 和 services, details about the enrollment process, 和 provide time to answer your questions.

Tour the GCC Campus through our award winning 360 Virtual Tour. You can also explore GCC through our new interactive 看的书.

06/0610:00AM to 11:00AMInternational 招生 Information Session在线注册

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply while waiting to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam?

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 和 make a final decision on your application.

Can I email the application?

No, applications must be sent by courier or post as international student applications require original documents 和 signatures. It is suggested that you obtain a tracking number when mailing the application to confirm that it has been received by the 招生 Office.

Can I transfer after Genesee Community College?

是的,我们的 Transfer Services office will help you to transfer to the college of your choice following Genesee Community College.

What is the transfer process as an international student like?

The Department of 首页l和 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 和 sent to the institution to which you are transferring. You will then be issued a new Form I-20 from the new institution.

  1. Notify the International 学生 Advisor of your intention to transfer to another institution.
  2. 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.
  3. Schedule a “release date” with the International 学生 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).
  4. 完成 F-1 SEVIS Transfer Request Form 和 submit it to the International 学生 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!

What is the deadline to apply?

GCC does not have a specific deadline to apply, however because you will need to make an appointment with your Embassy, make flight arrangements, 和 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)

Why are the costs what they are for the amount needed to be seen on the bank statement?

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.

Is there any financial aid or scholarships available for international students?

International students are not eligible for Financial Aid since it is funded by the federal government for U.S. 公民.  There are some scholarships available through the 基金会 that international students can apply for.  The scholarships are not guaranteed 和 will not offset the funding required for acceptance. There are also some athletic scholarships available for lacrosse.

Female graduate during commencement

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