International Admissions

International Student Admissions

As part of our enrollment process, Pitt Community College reviews the immigration and residency status of all non-US citizens and provides enrollment advising. Please visit the Craig F. Goess Student Center (CFG) or view our contact page for more information. PCC can discuss educational options with students in all immigration statuses, including undocumented students.

Non-US Admissions

Who are Non-US Citizen Applicants and Students?

  • Asylee/Pending Asylum
  • DACA
  • F1 International Visa
  • Other Visa Students
  • Refugee
  • Temporary Protected Status
  • Undocumented
  • US Permanent Resident (Green Card)

Non-US Student Admissions Information Hub

Photo of PCC Clock Tower with Warren Cupola in the background set against a clear blue sky.

Applying to PCC as a Non-US Student

F-1 Visa Admissions 

Students who seek to transfer into PCC should submit the same application package as new F-1 students. Please see the below steps. Once you have been accepted, the Office of International Admissions will send you the admission letter and a SEVIS I-20 Transfer Request form for you to provide to the DSO at your current institution. Once the signed SEVIS I-20 Transfer Request form is completed and returned to PCC, the Office of International Admissions can issue the initial I-20.

Students Seeking an F-1 Visa 

https://ncresidency.cfnc.org/residencyInfo/home Prospective students will need to complete the NC Residency Determination Forms first. An international student present in the United States on a student visa is considered a non-resident for the purpose of tuition payments. Length of stay, payment of taxes, or ownership of property does not qualify an international student for the status of legal resident. (In RDS Online Interview, when asked “Do you claim to be a NC Resident?” – Answer “NO”. RDS will assign an RCN (Residency Certification Number) that can be used to complete college admission application.)

Next, prospective students must complete a PCC admissions application. Please go here to apply online: https://pittcc.edu/admissions/apply-now/

To demonstrate proficiency in the English language, the applicant must take the either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IETLS) exam.

The TOEFL is published and administered in most countries by the Educational Testing Service, www.toeflgoanywhere.org.

Minimum TOEFL Score Requirements

Internet Based Test (IBT)

Reading Section17 (Intermediate)
Listening Section17 (Intermediate)
Speaking Section16 (Intermediate)
Writing Section16 (Intermediate)

Computer Based Test (CBT) – Minimum Score of 173
Written Test– Minimum Score of 500

Students may demonstrate competency as well by submitting scores from IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Our institution requires an overall band score of a 5.5 or higher on the IELTS. Please contact the test center directly where you took the IELTS test and request that your official test scores be sent to the address below. We do not accept unofficial Test Report Forms from students. An institutional code is NOT required.

Submit to:

International Admissions
Pitt Community College
PO Drawer 7007
Greenville, NC 27835   USA

An international student whose country has English as the only official language is exempt from the TOEFL or IELTS exam.


Students must submit an official copy of High School/College transcripts accompanied by a certified English translation if the original document is not in English. Official transcripts are sent directly from the school or Educational Board where the student attended to Pitt Community College.

Must provide an official bank statement, notarized letter of support, or sponsors bank statement showing that at least $26,154 (US dollars) is available for your tuition, fees, and living expenses for one academic year.

Affidavit of Financial Support Document

Must provide documentation of medical insurance by the end of the first two weeks of class.

Must complete the SEVIS I-20 Request form completely. This form gives us the information needed to complete the I-20.  This form will be provided to the prospective student after they complete their admissions application.

If the student has a family member they prefer to speak on their behalf, the student must submit a complete a FERPA release form. This form grants permission for the Office of International Admissions to release student educational records and/or information with someone other than the student.

When the student applies, a copy of the valid visa will be accepted with the application; however, once the student arrives in the United States, he/she must present the passport and the visa to the Office of International Admissions to be scanned into the student record

F-1 Application Deadlines

ApplicantFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Term
Applying outside the U.S.
An applicant residing outside the United States applying for an F-1 student visa to become a full-time Pitt Community College student.
April 15

Check-in time:
September 15

Check-in time:
February 15

Check-in time:
Transfer active I-20
An applicant studying at a United States institution who wants to transfer his or her active I-20 to become a full-time Pitt Community College student.
July 15December 1April 15

NOTE: If you miss the application deadlines, it may still be possible to get everything submitted in time to register for classes. However, be prepared for the possibility that document processing times could increase significantly during registration periods.