Thank you for your interest in GateWay Community College! We greatly enjoy having international students on our campus, and we look forward to welcoming you in person. The International Student Office within the Global Education Center determines F-1 international student admissions and assists admitted students with registration, academic advising, on-campus student employment, health enrollment and other college services.
This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.
All F-1 international students are encouraged to stop by and visit, exchange and share multicultural and life experiences with our diverse student community.
Concurrent Enrollment for F-1 International Students
The International Student Office at GateWay Community College provides International F-1 students the opportunity to take courses at two approved institutions at the same time. Get started by filling out the Student Admissions Application, and submitting the Concurrent Enrollment Form.
GateWay Community College is a SEVP-Approved School, which means it is certified by the US Department of Homeland Security to issue the SEVIS I-20 document to eligible students, so that they may apply for the F-1 Student Visa at a United States Consulate.
To apply for admission to GateWay Community College you will need to provide the following documentation. Please download the international admissions application and follow the instructions on pages 1 and 2 carefully.
Please follow the instructions below carefully:
1. A Completed Gateway Community College International Application
Please print clearly. Be sure that your name on your application is spelled
the same as your name in your passport. Write your date of birth in the USA
2. Proof of Graduation From Secondary School
Original or certified copies of official diploma or certificate from EVERY
secondary school (high school), college, or university, and/or technical
school you have attended (accompanied by an official, professional English
translation). Unofficial photocopies, faxes, and email scans cannot be
accepted. Your transcript must state your graduation date.
Note: If your official documents were issued in a language other than
English, you must submit the official documents in the original language AND
an official translation of the documents. An official translation is a
precise, word-for-word English translation of the documents that has been
prepared by the issuing institution or a professional translator.
3. Evidence of English Language Proficiency
Applicants who wish to enroll in an academic degree program at the college
must present evidence of their level of English language proficiency. One of
the following different methods can be used to satisfy this requirement:
-Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®): The applicant must attain a
score of at least 500 on the paper-based test, or 70 on the Internet-based
test (iBT). The TOEFL Code for GateWay Community College is 0455 .
-International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The applicant must
attain an overall IELTS Band Score of 5.5 or better. A minimum IELTS
individual Band Score of 5.0 in EACH module is recommended.
-STEP Eiken test (for Japanese students): Grade Pre-1 or better is required.
4. Evidence of Financial Support
You or your sponsor(s) must complete the Statement of Financial Support (last
page of application form), which states that they have sufficient funds to
cover your educational and living expenses, estimated at $20,350 per year,
and are willing to use this money to pay for your academic and living
expenses while you are attending GateWay Community College. Please see the
Proposed Budget information for details.
Important: You or your sponsor must also include original bank statements or
an original letter from the bank showing that the sponsor has sufficient
funds on deposit. We cannot accept bank letters that do not state that a
balance in excess of $20,350 is available. Faxes, photocopies, and internet
printouts of financial documents will not be accepted. Evidence of financial
support will be required prior to issuance of the I-20 form. Please note that
the US Consulate will require another set of original financial documents
when you apply for the F-1 visa. Several months of original bank statements,
showing stable account history, is recommended.
The college has no scholarship or financial aid provisions for international
students; therefore, students must be fully prepared to meet the necessary
financial obligations for the entire time they will be in the United States.
5. A Colored Photocopy of your Passport
The colored copy needs to show the pages with identification information and
expiration date. The passport must be valid for at least six months. If your
spouse and/or children will accompany you, please provide colored photocopies
of their passports as well.
6. Additional Requirements if you are applying from within the United States
-A photocopy of the I-94 card in your passport
-A photocopy of your current visa in your passport
-An official transcript from EVERY previous educational institution, sent
directly to GateWay Community College
-Photocopies of all prior SEVIS I-20 documents
-SEVIS Transfer form, completed and signed by both the student and the
current international student advisor/DSO.
Approval Notice of Change of Status, if applicable
7. Application Deadlines
Fall Semester (Aug. 17, 2019 - Dec. 13, 2019): July 1, 2019
Spring Semester (Jan. 11, 2020 - May 8, 2020): Nov. 1, 2019
Note: complete transfer student applications may be accepted after the
deadline. Please contact us for transfer student application deadlines.
IMPORTANT: Please verify that your application package is complete before you
send it and that you have followed all the instructions as described above.
Failure to submit the documents as required will result in delay of the
processing of your application. Please e-mail or call if you need
clarification of the application instructions. Please allow at least 2 - 3
weeks for review and processing of your application package.
Please send the completed application form and all required documents to:
Attn: International Admissions
Global Education Center
GateWay Community College
108 N. 40th St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85034 USA
DO NOT SEND BANK DOCUMENTS OR SCHOOL CERTIFICATES BY EMAIL AS WE REQUIRE
OFFICIAL, ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS. THANK YOU.
When you have received your acceptance letter and SEVIS I-20 Form, please
make an appointment to apply for the F-1 Student Visa at the US Consulate in
your home country. To locate the US Consulate closest to you, please visit
the US Embassy site at https://www.usembassy.gov/.
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