New International Students

Guidelines and requirements for students newly-admitted to SCC.

  • Attend the mandatory Orientation.
  • Maintain full-time enrollment and completion each semester (Fall, Spring).
    • A minimum of 12 units is mandatory.
    • Withdrawals (W) from courses do not meet the 12 unit requirement.
  • Communicate directly and frequently with your SCC DSO/PDSO.
  • Meet with the SCC International Counselor twice a semester.
  • Keep updated contact information with USCIS, SCC eServices, and the SCC-ISC.
  • Do not accept off-campus employment without official USCIS permission.
  • Do not travel outside the United States, even briefly, without the proper documents signed by SCC PDSO/DSO.
  • Keep your passport valid at all times.
  • File any necessary extensions of stay before your present stay expires (timeline restrictions may apply – check your SEVIS requirements).

Coming from Overseas

  • Check in at the ISC within 10 days of arrival into the US or anytime you travel out of the US.

Transfer from U.S. College

  • Submit your acceptance letter to your current school to complete the transfer process.

  • Check List

  • Enrollment

    International Students:

  • Health Insurance

    International Students are required to have active Health Insurance starting on the first day they arrive in the US, as well as having a Tuberculosis (TB) clearance on file.

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  • Housing

    Sacramento City College (SCC) is a non-residential college campus (we do not have campus housing). Our Student Leadership & Development (SL&D) department maintains a listing of private residences advertising rooms for rent,… MORE >>

  • Orientation for International Students

    The orientation process starts you off on the right path. We now have 2 requirements for international students:

    Orientation I

    All students are required to complete the Los Rios Community… MORE >>

  • Documents

    • Original Bank Letters must be printed on Bank Letter head, include a Bank Seal or Bank employee signature, dated, and have the money written in US Dollars (USD).
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