1. Apply for admission
□ Complete and submit application for admission
□ Include $25.00 check or money order made payable to Essex County College. This is a non-refundable application fee
APPLICATION FEE MUST BE IN UNITED STATES DOLLARS DRAWN ON A UNITED STATES BANK.
□ Include proof of high school graduation. Please refer to Passport to ECC for documents applicable to your country
2. Apply for Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant (F-1) Student Status (Form I-20)
□ Complete and submit application for Form I-20.
□ Attach notarized affidavit of annual financial support with required evidence.
□ Attach notarized affidavit of free room and board with required evidence (if applicable).
3. Apply for your passport as soon as possible. Some countries prohibit their citizens from applying for a passport before receiving the Form I-20. If you have that problem you should apply for admission as soon as possible.
□ Apply for passport from your home country.
□ Apply for F-1 visa at U.S. Embassy or consulate.
4. Upon receipt of your passport and F-1 full time student visa:
□ Make travel arrangements to U.S. You will be prohibited from entering the U.S. after the last date indicated in item 5 on Form I-20.
□ Make living arrangements in the U.S. (Please note that Essex County College has no on-campus housing.)