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International Students

Below are the processes International Students must take to enroll at Folsom Lake College. 

 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT - APPLICATION PROCEDURES
As an international student at Folsom Lake College, you will need to submit two applications:

1. Los Rios Application for Admission: to enroll in classes within the Los Rios Community College District.


2. International student application: to receive an I-20 that will allow you to apply for and receive a F-1 visa or continue your F-1 status in the U.S.

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 form completed.
5. Los Rios Application for Admission completed.
6. There is a $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.).