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How To Apply

Thanks for your interest in Arapahoe Community College. Before you begin the application process, have you decided which degree you want to earn at ACC? Please note that most (but not all) degrees offered at ACC are eligible for F1 Visa students. If you need help deciding which degree to select, please contact sara [dot] squires [at] arapahoe [dot] edu. *F1 Visa students are not eligible to pursue certificate programs.
Once you pick your degree, you need to complete the two-step application process. To ensure that you have all documentation available and ready to complete the application process, download the international student application checklist.

Application Process and Requirements

Part I

  1. Complete the general ACC online admissions application
  2. Get an email from ACC Records and Enrollment providing your student ID number (S#) - within 2-3 business days

Part II

  1. Collect and prepare all required documents listed below and upload them to your International Student online admissions application
  2. $75 international application fee (pay online through the international application)
  3. English Proficiency (must meet 1 of the following):
    • TOEFL (iBT): 57 or higher
    • IELTS: 5.5 or higher
    • Official Michigan Test: minimum score of 75 (composition included). Only valid if taken at Spring International.
    • Spring International Language Center: Successful completion of level 6
    • Colorado School of English: completion of level 7
    • ELS: completion of level 109
    • ELC at DU: completion of level 5
    • Graduation from US High School or University
    • Native English Speaker: must be a citizen (verifiable on your passport) of one of these countries considered to be majority English-speaking: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom.
  4. Signed affidavit of financial support
  5. Proof of financial resources in the form of bank statement(s) dated less than 6 months old showing available account balance (in a single account or multiple accounts) in the total amount of $34,410 for the student; an additional $5,000 for each dependent (if applicable)
  6. Proof of high school or secondary graduation and post-high school transcripts (if applicable)
  7. Copy of passport picture page
  8. Copy of F-1 Visa (if currently holding)
  9. *Proof of health insurance must be provided before beginning classes (required for all ACC international students)
  10. *If you currently hold an active I-20 and plan to transfer to ACC, you will also need to include a signed and completed International Admissions Transfer Form. This will be provided to you upon full admission to ACC.

Application Deadlines


New F-1 Students Seeking
an I-20 from ACC

Transfer and Visiting Students in the U.S.

(mid-August to mid-December)

June 1

July 5

(mid-January to mid-May)

November 1

December 1

*Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Transfer Students

Current F-1 students who are transferring from another SEVP-certified school must, in addition to the above:

  • Provide official transcripts from prior colleges attended in the U.S.
  • Submit a completed SEVIS Transfer form. This will be provided to you once you have been fully accepted to ACC through the international admissions process.
  • Notify the current school of transfer status.

Visiting Students

Current F-1 students attending other colleges or universities may co-enroll for credit at Arapahoe Community College by providing the following documentation:

English Language Learners (ESL)

Students who do not currently meet the English Language Proficiency requirement may complete an approved English language program, like the one offered at Spring International Language Center or Colorado School of English, and then transfer to ACC.