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International Student Welcome Center

Global Welcome Center

Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) welcomes international students! We offer a  fully-accredited intensive English Program, as well as over 60 Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees with excellent 2+2 transfer to 4 year universities. Starting at FVTC is the smart, affordable way to the career of your dreams.

Housing Options

Fox Valley Technical College does not offer on-campus housing options. The International Student Services Office provides assistance for international students looking for housing while studying at FVTC. There are three housing options available to you:

1. Hotel Accommodations (extended stay)
2. Host Family
3. Apartment

If you are in need of assistance, please complete the International Student Housing Application. For more information, contact the Global Education and Services department at

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Step 1: Complete Application

Download and complete the International Student Application (PDF).

Application deadlines: 
Fall semester  |  Apply by May 15 
Spring semester  |  Apply by October 15 

Step 2: Provide Diploma/Completion Certificate

Provide an official copy of a high school diploma or completion certificate; translated into English if necessary.

Step 3: Enlist Evaluation Service

Provide transcripts and a U.S. credential evaluation report through a U.S. evaluation service. Evaluation services such as Education Credential Evaluators ( or World Education Services ( are needed ONLY when wanting to transfer credits into Fox Valley Technical College from a non-U.S. University.

Step 4: Provide Scores

Provide TOEFL scores. TOEFL scores are NOT needed if enrolling into the Intensive English Program.

• Minimum TOEFL scores needed for entering an Associate in Applied Science Degree Program:

o 520 on paper-based test
o 190 on computer-based test
o 68 on Internet-based test

• Non-native English speakers who meet the minimum TOEFL requirements should enroll in ‘Bridge’ courses during the first semester at Fox Valley Technical College. ‘Bridge’ courses receive additional assistance from an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor and are designed for students transitioning from ESL to non-ESL courses.

Step 5: Complete Funds Form

Complete Official Certification of Source of Funds and Amount (PDF) form. A bank statement verifying funds available to cover educational expenses totaling $17,500.00 (U.S. Dollars) should be submitted with the form.

Step 6: Verify Funds

Provide an official bank statement or a notarized letter from a financial institution; translated in English if needed, verifying funds are available to cover all educational and living expenses for one academic year. Currency or currency equivalencies must be shown in U.S. Dollars.

An explanation of the $17,500.00 (U.S. Dollars) cost breakdown is as follows:

  • Tuition: $5,500 per year (equivalent to approximately 24 credits per year, 12 credits per semester)
  • Books and Supplies: $1,000 per year (estimated cost)
  • Medical Coverage: $600 per year (estimated cost)
  • Housing, Meals, Personal Expenses: $10,000 per year (estimated cost)
  • International Student Orientation Course Fee: $350 (one-time payment)
  • International Admissions Processing Fee: $50 (one-time payment)
  • Associate Degree/Certificate Program Processing Fee: $30 (one-time payment, done after arrival)
  • An additional $8,000 per dependent must available and verified

Step 7: Provide Passport Information

Provide copy of current, non-expired Passport. The same is required for each dependent if necessary.

Step 8: (For Current F-1 Students)

Complete the following steps if you are a current F-1 international student studying in the U.S.A.

  • Copies of ALL previously issued I-20 forms
  • Copy of current VISA
  • Download and complete F-1 Student Transfer Form (PDF)
  • Request current school to transfer I-20 to Fox Valley Technical College

Step 9: Mail Documents

Mail ALL completed and required documents together to the address below. Check or money orders may be sent separately via postal mail. An I-20 WILL NOT be processed without the $50 International Admissions Processing Fee. Illegible applications WILL NOT be processed.

• Scanned documents can also be emailed to:

Next Steps

Upon receiving your I-20 and welcome packet from Fox Valley Technical College, schedule an interview with the U.S. Embassy and present the I-20 and letters of support at your embassy visit. The embassy decides whether or not to grant an F-1 Student Visa. Please contact your regional EducationUSA advisor as you prepare for your embassy visit. Visit to locate your nearest EducationUSA Center.

Prior to your scheduled visa interview, you must pay a $200 SEVIS I-901 F-1 Visa Fee. Information regarding this fee and how to pay it may be found by visiting the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website at:

Once you are granted the F-1 Student Visa, contact immediately to notify Fox Valley Technical College of your pending arrival date. Check-in with Global Education and Services immediately upon arrival to Appleton, Wisconsin and Fox Valley Technical College.

Arrive to campus by the date noted in the acceptance letter contained within your welcome packet, and attend the mandatory one-credit, one-week International Student Campus and Community Orientation Course. F-1 students may arrive NO MORE THAN 30 days before this date. You will be admitted to Fox Valley Technical College as a general undergraduate student until ALL remaining requirements are complete. Students registering late will have limited course selection and may need to enroll in courses unrelated to their intended field of study. All international students MUST be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester to maintain F-1 status.

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Application deadlines:
Fall semester
Apply by May 15
Spring semester
Apply by October 15 

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Tuition & Fees

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*International students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per semester
**Estimated cost of books and supplies, estimated housing/meals per year (2013/2014 tuition cost)

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