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International Student Application Deadlines

Term Deadline Orientation
Fall 2024 August 2, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. August 16, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.
Spring 2025 December 13, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. January 10, 2025, at 10:00 a.m.

Application Process

In addition to the online application and meeting the same admission criteria as domestic applicants, international students are subject to additional requirements. All required items and supporting documentation must be submitted prior to the admission deadline for potential enrollment at Shelton State Community College.


Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to specific programs (i.e., Nursing). Some programs have additional requirements in addition to the general international admissions requirements, such as supplementary applications, GPA requirements, and essential high school and college coursework. Applicants interested in specific programs are encouraged to contact those departments directly for more information.

F-1 First-Time Freshman Required Documents

  • Submit Shelton State application online.
  • Submit a current and valid copy of your passport.
  • Submit a copy of your I-94 (front and back). Electronic copies of the I-94 are acceptable from
  • Submit official transcripts from secondary school (high school) completion.
    • High school transcripts are required to be evaluated and translated into English if graduated from outside of the United States. If you are from an English-speaking country or region, and your transcripts are already in English, they still must be evaluated for U.S. High School Equivalency.
    • The following evaluation companies translate and evaluate high school and college documents:
  • Submit official qualifying English Proficiency test scores from one of the following:
      • TOEFL: 500 paper-based, 173 computer-based, 61 internet based
      • IELTS: 5.5 (result copy must include applicant’s photo and name)

    Note: The English as a Second Language exam may be waived for students from all English-speaking countries, including but not limited to Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia (Australian English), the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Belize (Belizean Kriol), British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Canada (Canadian English), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey (Channel Island English), Guyana, Ireland (Hiberno-English), Isle of Man (Manx English), Jamaica (Jamaican English), Jersey, Montserrat, Nauru, New Zealand (New Zealand English), Nigeria, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, The Gambia, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Submit the Financial Affidavit of Support Form along with an official statement(s) from a financial institution documenting the ability to pay the costs of attendance. The Financial Affidavit of Support Form must be completed and signed by each individual contributing financially to the applicant’s education. The minimum amounts below must be reflected:
    • $28,000 USD
    • If applicable, a minimum of $3,600 USD is required in addition to the above amount for each dependent.
  • Submit the Immunization Form documenting medical health history and proof of vaccination.
  • Submit a receipt of payment of the I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Fee.
  • Submit proof of adequate accident, sickness, and life insurance that includes evacuation repatriation. Students must maintain insurance coverage throughout the duration of their I-20. International students who do not have the proper insurance must purchase a health insurance policy through the College. Students will be required to pay for one semester of coverage at the time of registration.
  • Schedule and take the College placement test online.
    • If available, ACT/SAT scores should be submitted to International Student Services before taking the College placement test.
  • Submit the I-20 Student Information and Request Form.
  • Submit the International Student Contact Information Form.

The final decision for acceptance of international students who have met the preceding conditions will be made by the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO). An official acceptance letter and Form I-20 will not be provided until all requirements have been met and all documents have been received.

NOTE: Please submit all completed forms, documents, and supporting documentation in one email. DO NOT send separate documents in different emails. Submitting incomplete information could lead to the loss of documents and delays in processing. Please only submit your information when you have all documents ready.


F-1 First-Time Freshman Checklist (printable outline of admission requirements for first-time international students)


Financial Affidavit of Support


I-20 Student Information and Request Form


Immunization Form


International Student Contact Information Form