Once the application process is complete and the student has been accepted for admission to Wayne County Community College District, they will be sent an acceptance letter confirming their admission and a Form I-20 which they must use to apply for a student visa at the U.S. embassy in their home country.
After You Receive Your I-20:
- Pay the SEVIS (Student Exchange and Visitor Information Service).
- Make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy for an interview.
- At the interview, you will be asked to show your relevant papers (I-20, financial papers, passport). You will be asked about your educational plans, your financial support, and your plans for returning to your home country. The State Department has useful information on visa interviews.
- If the consular officer determines that everything is in order, the officer is authorized to issue you an F-1 visa (student visa).
After You Receive Your F-1 Visa:
- Inform the International Student Office at the Wayne County Community College District.
- Make travel arrangements. You may enter the United States no more than 30 days prior to the report date on your I-20
NOTE: Your SEVIS record stays with the school you are currently attending. This means that the record will not be released to WCCCD until the end of the semester. WCCCD cannot issue you a new I-20 until that time. Students who will be traveling between semesters should discuss this with the International Student Advisor at your current school and at WCCCD.
Please note:You must report to Wayne County Community College District within 15 days of the start of the semester. If you fail to report F-1 student status is lost.
New student orientation
Information on new student orientation is normally mailed out with the acceptance packet. The session provides information about the Wayne County Community College District, resources available and student activities. Students are also provided with opportunity to meet with a counselor or advisor for assistance with course selection and registration.
Assessment tests are required of all new students, and are used to place students in the appropriate courses in math, reading and English.
Assessment tests are scheduled regularly throughout the year.
Please Note: Before attending new student orientation, you will need to complete assessment testing. Bring your results to your orientation session.