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Prospective Student and Admissions Guide
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Learn about tuition and fees, and using Nelnet services to make payments toward their tuition and health insurance, which students will purchase through St. Charles Community College.
|ESTIMATED COSTS PER 9 MONTH ACADEMIC YEAR|
|Tuition and Fees (Fall and Spring Semester, maximum)||$8,184|
|Books, Supplies, Transportation and Insurance (1 year)||$6,470.00|
Currently-enrolled international students are eligible for scholarships.
LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSIONS TO ESL PATHWAY TO DEGREE PROGRAMThe English proficiency requirements must be met for acceptance to an ESL pathway and degree-seeking program, and students with English proficiency the scores listed below qualify for admissions to the non-degree intensive English program offered through the English Language and Culture Institute:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Paper Based: Minimum score of 323
- TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test): Minimum score of 50
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Minimum score of 5.5
- Duolingo Online Test: Minimum score of 80
- Completion of program at SCC's CEA-certified English Language and Culture Institute (ELCI)
EXEMPTION FROM ESL REQUIREMENT
Non-native English speakers who apply for acceptance to a degree-seeking program may be exempted from English as a Second Language coursework with the following demonstration of language proficiency:
- TOEFL Paper Based: Minimum score of 550
- TOEFL IBT: Minimum score of 79 with no section score below 17
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5
- Duolingo Online Test: Minimum score of 100
- Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English): Minimum grade of C
- Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English): Minimum grade of B
- GTEC CBT (Global Test of English Communication Computer Based Test): Minimum score of 100
- PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic: Minimum score of 6.5
- IB (International Baccalaureate) English A: Language & Literature HL Exam: Minimum score of 5
- Transferrable Credits: Minimum of 24 transferable credits from an accredited two- or four-year post-secondary institution in the United States
- English Composition Course: Minimum grade of C in English Composition at an accredited two- or four-year post-secondary institution in the United States
- American high school graduation and:
- ACT (American College Testing): minimum score of 19 in Reading and English, or
- AP (Advanced Placement): Score of 4 or 5 on either the English: Language and Composition; or English:
Literature and Composition exams
NATIVE SPEAKER EXEMPTION
Students from the following predominantly English speaking countries are not required to submit an English language proficiency score: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent (Grenadines), Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Students from these countries are required to assess basic reading, writing, and mathematics levels at the SCC Assessment Center before enrolling at the College. If scores on these placement instruments are significantly deficient, the student will be referred to the English Language Culture Institute for assessment.
NATIVE SPEAKER APPEAL FOR EXEMPTION
Students who have completed their education entirely in English in a country where the English is considered an official language but is not on the list of native English-speaking countries above, may submit a written appeal to the Director of International Student Services to be exempted from providing an English language proficiency score for admission. These students are required to assess basic reading, writing, and mathematics levels at the SCC Assessment Center. If scores on these placement instruments are significantly deficient, the student will be referred to the Assessment Center for English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment.
Steps to Applying for Enrollment at SCC
- Acceptance to SCC does not guarantee an I-20 or student VISA, final decision is made by USCIS.
- Students are encouraged to apply at least one month before the first day of Fall and Spring semester classes.
Step 1: Apply for admission to St. Charles Community College – complete the SCC Admission Application. Be careful to indicate that you are studying in the United States on a visa.
Step 2: To provide what's needed for your student visa and US government compliance, please complete Complete the international student packet . Email it, along with a copy of your passport, high school and college transcripts (if you have university or college transcripts), bank statements, and I-94 (if you are a transfer student already studying in the United States), to email@example.com. If you are a non-native English speaker, please send language proficiency test results to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review English proficiency requirements here.
- If you have issues signing in, please contact the IT Service Desk at 636-922-8555 or email@example.com
Step 3: Prepare for your Advising Appointment:
- Review the Majors, Degrees, & Certificates. Make sure your Advisor knows which major, degree, or certificate you are hoping to complete at SCC. Look at the information contained on this site to learn more about which courses are suggested for your academic path.
- Make an appointment with a Designated Student Officer and ISS Advisor to plan next steps and prepare for departure and arrival. If you are arriving from outside the United States, you will receive pre-departure steps by email.
Step 4: Review this checklist, which includes instructions for what to do upon receiving your admission letter and I-20, pre-departure information, arrival information, and more.
Prepare for Arrival
International student services:
- Question: Do I need to purchase health insurance?
- Answer: International students purchase health insurance through St. Charles Community College, and health insurance is included on students’ bills.
- Question: Do you have on-campus housing?
- Answer: Yes! Visit our housing affiliate's website, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the campus housing brochure
- Question: What are the College policies about international students?
- Answer: Learn the latest here.
- Question: Are Scholarships available?
- Answer: Yes, for current students. Learn more and apply here.
- Question: What Support Services are available?