Applying to Broward College as an international student is simple. Here you will find an outline of the admissions requirements, documents needed, international student application and a guide on what to do after you apply.
STEP 1: Complete the
Under Immigration Information, choose:
1. Non-Resident Alien for Immigration Status
2. F1 Student Visa for Visa Type
STEP 2: Pay the $75 (USD) non-refundable application fee.
STEP 3: Send all supporting documents by email (attach a pdf file) to International Student Services Office (ISSO) at
ISSO@broward.edu including the applicant's full name and BC student ID number. Completed applications are reviewed in the order they were received. The estimated wait time for the review to be completed is one week. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Applicants are encouraged to use the check list to make sure they have submitted all documents.
CHECK LIST - International Student Applicant
STEP 4: Once all documents are provided and the application process is complete, the International Student Services Office (ISSO) will process the acceptance packet.
Applying for the F-1 visa in the Home Country: The student will receive the acceptance letter and I-20 to apply for the student visa at the American Embassy or Consulate in his/her home country.
Once the F-1 student visa is approved, the student may travel to the United States no earlier than thirty (30) days before the program start date as stated on the I-20.
Transferring the I-20: If the student is transferring the I-20 from another institution to Broward College, the International Student Services Office (ISSO) will process the acceptance letter. The student will bring the letter to the Designated School Official (DSO) at his/her current institution who will release the I-20 electronically in SEVIS (Student & Exchange Visitor Information System) to Broward College. The DSO will not release the I-20 to Broward College until the student provides the acceptance letter.
Changing the current immigration status: If the student intends to do a change of immigration status in the United States, he or she needs to seek legal counsel to understand the process. The International Student Services Office (ISSO) will process the I-20 for the change of status after meeting with the applicant. International students are only eligible to register for classes once the change of status is approved by USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services).
1. Create a login for application process
2. Choose Enrollment Intention, Term and Campus
Enrollment Intention: International students will choose either options 1, 2, 3 or 4.
Option 1: To transfer to another college or university (Associate of Arts degree). Designed for students who plan to transfer to a Florida public university as a way to complete a Bachelor degree.
Option 2: To earn a two year degree and enter the workforce with a specific skill set (Associate of Science).
Option 3: To earn a Bachelor's degree at Broward College (only for students who already have completed an associate's or bachelor's degree).
Option 4: To enroll in college credit courses as a non-degree seeking student. Only for students who wish to enter the Language Training program (basic to intermediate level of English proficiency required for the ESL program). Students selecting this option will choose ESL under the
Program of Study Selection page.
BEFORE CHOOSING THESE OPTIONS, READ THE INFORMATION BELOW:
3. Immigration Information
Immigration Status: Select Non Resident Alien
Visa Type: Select F1 Student Visa
Pay for the $75 (USD) non-refundable application fee. To make the payment, login to your myBC account. Read and complete all the policies. Afterwards, click My Financials, then click Payment, and select your Payment option. The fee is a one-time payment that will be attached to your application. You can pay for this on-time fee even if the term displayed is different than the one you applied for.
Documents required when applicants have dependents (spouse/child) that will be accompanying them to the U.S.:
Placement Test Upon Arrival
79 to 120
PERT (Post-Secondary Education Readiness Test)
If scores are low in the PERT, student will be required to take the LOEP.
Language training applicants must have a basic to intermediate level of English proficiency to successfully take the
Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP) placement test upon arrival.
Applicants that are currently in South Florida are required to take the LOEP test to determine placement before acceptance. If the applicants has provided TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge, the applicant is required to take the next appropriate placement test (PERT or LOEP) in order to complete the application process.
Pease visit our
Testing Centers webpage for additional testing information including location, hours of operation and resources.
International Students must start classes in Session I for the term for which they are applying
Last day to (1) complete the online application and (2) provide all supporting documents by email to ISSO@broward.edu
F-1 TRANSFER DEADLINE
International students transferring the I-20 from another school in the United States to Broward College.
Last day to (1) complete the online application, (2) take placement tests and (3) provide all supporting documents by email to ISSO@broward.edu
August - December
F-1 TRANSFER DEADLINE
January - May
F-1 TRANSFER DEADLINE
May - August
Next steps after completing the Online New Student Orientation (NSO):
1. Make sure you have submitted all required documents to complete the application process.
2. Provide the following documents at the International Student Services Office (ISSO):
3. Meet with your International Student Academic Advisor at ISSO to discuss:
4. Pay for classes in full before the deadline. The payment deadline information is available once you register for classes
5. Go to the Student Life Office on campus to obtain your student ID
6. Apply for your parking permit online