Welcome! Here’s the information you need and how to apply.

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If you are not a United States citizen, you must meet federal government requirements through the Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to be granted Form I-20, and you must have paid the SEVIS I-901 fee.

If you are a permanent resident or a noncitizen who is in the United States on a work permit, you are not considered an international student.

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the online application and select “International” student type.
  2. If you have prior international college credit, submit a translated transcript to SFCC via Educational Credentials Evaluators.
  3. Submit proof of financial support.
  4. Submit proof of medical insurance.
  5. Submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. See TOEFL Requirements for Specific Countries for SFCC’s requirements.
  6. Submit a photocopy of your passport.

Once we receive these required items, we will issue Form I-20.

When you arrive, check in with Admissions and Outreach, submit the following items and take your placement test.

  • Form I-94
  • Proof of I-901 payment
  • A copy of your United States VISA page
  • Your original Form I-20 with your signature
  • Schedule to take a placement test with SFCC’s Testing Services by emailing testing@sfccmo.edu to schedule an appointment.

Anticipated Costs for International Students for the 2018-2019 Academic Year (August-May)

International Tuition (24 credit hours) $5,520 **
General Fees* $480
Room and Board $5,940
Books and Supplies $1,000
Insurance (not offered through SFCC) $500
Miscellaneous $800
TOTAL $14,240

*Fees are dependent on program and courses in which the student is enrolled.
**Tuition is subject to change

If you are accepted for admission to SFCC, you should be aware that:

  • The college cannot assist you with federal financial aid.
  • If you are admitted on the basis of a student visa, you are not typically permitted to work at an off-campus job.
  • You may be required to pay your fees in advance.
  • SFCC offers housing and food service for students who wish to live on the Sedalia campus. Housing contracts are available online in mySTAR for admitted students. You need to submit a completed contract and a $150 deposit before your application will be considered.
  • There is no college-operated health service. You should plan to buy health and accident insurance, and budget for any required health care.

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