Welcome! Thank you for your interest in Folsom Lake College. The faculty and staff of Folsom Lake College are committed to supporting student success. International students are considered a very important part of the growing college community. The Folsom area is home to people from all over the world. As one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S., many multi-national companies have a presence in this area. You will find the Folsom area to be safe with a reasonable cost of living. For more information about Folsom, you can visit the City of Folsom website.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES As an international student at Folsom Lake College, you will need to submit two applications:
REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSIONS Folsom Lake College is approved by the Department of Homeland Security to use the I-20 document, which will allow you to apply for a U.S. F-1 visa and enter the U.S. in F-1 status. After receiving the I-20, you should go to the website of your nearest U.S. consulate to follow visa application procedures. All U.S. consulate websites are posted on the U.S. State Department Website. Also, additional information is given at http://travel.state.gov. The following documents are required in order to issue the I-20 document:
1. Evidence of English Proficiency: a. Official TOEFL test result of 450 minimum (written) or 33 minimum (computer based) or 45 minimum (Internet based). The FLC TOEFL school code is#8685. Along with the TOEFL, FLC also recognizes STEP Eiken scores for English proficiency for Japanese students. Minimum acceptable score on this test is completion of Level 2. Grade Pre-1 or higher is required for undergraduate degree programs. For more information on STEP Eiken, go to http://www.eiken-ryugaku.com/. In addition, FLC accepts the IELTS – with a 5.0 minimum test result. b. FLC ESL (English as a Second Language) assessment test scores 2. Financial Support: Official bank letter/BCIS affidavit of support in the exchange rate of $17,000.00 U.S.dollars. 3. Educational History: a. Official high school diploma/transcripts showing graduation AND/OR b. Official college transcript (non-English documents must be accompanied by translated copies). 4. International Student SEVIS formcompleted. 5. Los Rios Application for Admission completed. 6. $50.00 non-refundable application fee -- payable to Folsom Lake College in the form of a check, money order, or cashier’s check. 7. Certification of negative Tuberculosis Skin Test. 8. Evidence of Health Insurance (this can be provided upon arrival in the U.S.).
If you are currently in the U.S. attending another school as an F-1 student, please submit these forms in addition to the above documentation: 9. FLC TRANSFER FORM – this will be completed by your current school’s international student advisor 10. Copy of VISA stamp in your passport. 11. Copy of your current school’s I-20 issued to you.