*****EFFECTIVE MONDAY MARCH 16, 2020*****


Please email vcinternational@vcccd.edu

Process for applicants outside the U.S. intending to obtain F-1 status


  1. Submit the application documents listed on the checklist on the Apply for Admission page.
  2. Receive* the certificate of eligibility (I-20 form) for F-1 status.
  3. Pay the SEVIS fee to the U.S. Government either through the online services at https://www.fmjfee.com/ or in person at the U.S. embassy.
  4. Schedule a visa interview appointment with the U.S. embassy.
  5. Attend the visa interview appointment.
  6. Make travel plans, arrive in the U.S., obtain a stamp on the arrival departure form (I-94 form), and obtain student status for the duration of your studies in the U.S.
  7. Check in at Ventura College International Students Office
  8. Attend the Mandatory New Student Orientation for the semester you have applied for, and register for classes - at least 12 units (at least 9 traditional units). Payment for classes is required at the time of registration.
  9. Begin your studies at Ventura College and purchase books and class supplies as needed. In order to maintain your F-1 student status, you must remain continuously enrolled in at least 12 units for the entire semester.

*Ventura College and the International Student Office will evaluate your application materials and, if complete, will issue the acceptance letter. It will also offer the I-20 form for outside-the-country and change-of-status applicants. This provides the authorization needed for student visa or change-of-status application. This applicant will also receive a letter of acceptance and more information regarding the visa interview and possible arrival in the U.S. as an international student.



Apply for Admission

Application and required documents

Dates and Deadlines

We accept applications for the Spring,
and Fall semesters

Tuition and Fees

Cost per academic year based on 2 semesters

Language Requirement

Proof of English proficiency

Health Insurance

Proof of health insurance

Student Under Age 18

Guardian statement