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Harford Community College is a two-year college located 35
miles north of Baltimore that believes in providing an open and inclusive
environment to all students both international and domestic. Harford
Community College expects to sustain an atmosphere of cultural pluralism where
individuals and groups can maintain a sense of cultural identity while
supporting a strong, integrated campus community. The college considers
multiculturalism as a process rather than an event. The campus community
accepts, appreciates and actively unifies campus community diversity into the cultural quilt that makes up world
Special Admissions Procedures for International Students
Harford Community College grants admission to students regardless of citizenship. Maryland Senate Bill 167 provides the opportunity
for some undocumented non-U.S. citizens who attended high school in Maryland to
receive in-state tuition (in-county or out-of-county tuition rates ). In order
to qualify for this exemption please refer to the
Guidelines for Undocumented Students.
For information about international student enrollment, please contact
Jenny Lares, Student Development Specialist at
International students are required to provide documentation as listed below:
A. Non-Immigrant (F-1) Student Visas
HCC is authorized under federal law to consider applications
for enrollment of non-immigrant alien students in the F-1 visa status.
Prospective students must satisfy academic, college admission requirements as
well as requirements for the certificate of eligibility (I-20 form) before
petitioning the U.S. State Department for the student (F-1) visa. The
College reserves the right to determine the requirements for enrollment.
Documentation required prior to admission and registration includes:
Student Application, following these deadlines:
(visa) credit students
admission November 1
admission March 1
(visa) credit students
admission December 15
admission May 10
Application for Admission
of English language proficiency. In most cases, students are required
to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a
minimum score of 500 (standard test), 173 (computer-based test), or 61 on
the internet based test.
Please note: Harford Community College has limited credit English classes
designated for speakers of other languages; therefore the student must
satisfy the proficiency requirement prior to being admitted to the
institution. All International students who are admitted to HCC will
be required to take the College's Academic Skills Assessment.
of financial resources to demonstrate ability to fund education, health
insurance and living expenses. Students should not expect to find
part-time employment on campus, as such jobs are scarce.
Official transcripts translated course by course into English
from all secondary schools and colleges or universities attended. International transcripts must be official, translated versions
evaluated by either WES: World Education Services, Inc and
AACRAO International Services.
of valid passport, I-94 card, current I-20 ID form and all other pertinent
identification and documentation.
is highly recommended that international students coming from abroad arrange
sponsorship by a local resident, if possible, in order to procure guidance
and assistance with housing, transportation, social and religious practices,
public services, medical care, shopping, and adjustments to cultural change.
There are no residence halls or dormitories, and the public transportation
system is very limited. The College is not responsible for providing
lodging, meals or transportation.
International students with immigrant and other types of visas may also be
eligible to attend the College. In addition to the standard application
materials, student must present proof of immigration status and type.
Tuition rates for international students are based on visa type. Permanent residents, resident aliens, officially
recognized refugees and asylees and those in possession of A, L, J - 1, or H visa types
are charged in-county fees. Students with all other visa types, including
F-1 and M-1 are charged out-of-country fees.
Please note: The College follows the same guidelines for determining the
tuition rates for international students enrolling in non-credit courses as in