International Students

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EVC International Student Program (ISP) personnel looks forward to guiding you on your educational journey here in Silicon Valley! What our students say about studying at EVC ...

  Click here for a brief information about our program

Applic​ation  must incl​ude:

  1. International (F-1) Student Application
  2. EVC College Application- online or a PDF form Note: all requested information must be filled out completely and a U.S. address must be provided for SEVIS as required by USCIS.

  3. Two colored photos (passport type)
  4. Official Transcripts from your high school/colleges
  5. TOEFL or IELTS scores MUST be sent directly by testing agency. 

School code: 4273 - Department code: 00.  

  • TOEFL iBT: Minimum score based on test type: 500 -  paper based exam; 173 -  computer based exam; 61 -  internet based exam 
  • IELTS:  Minimum Band Score: 6.0

 * If applicant has completed degree applicable courses in English with a grade of “C” or better (at an accredited U.S. college/university), the TOEFL may be waived.

  1. Original bank verification (signed by certifying official) with a minimum balance of $20,000 (U.S. currency) from parent/sponsor dated within 6 months of application date
  2. Letter of Financial support /Affidavit of Support Form   from parents or a sponsor
  3. Copy of passport biographical info page
  4. TB Skin Test results. If results are positive, a chest x-ray report will be required.  Exams must be dated within 6 months of application date.

Tra​nsfer Stude​nts

 In addition to the  listed above, the following items also required :

  1. A copy of your current visa, Information pages and I-94 card from your passport
  2. If you are currently on an F-1 Student Visa:
    • Copy of your Form I-20
    • Official transcripts from your school 
    • Transfer Authorization Form from your current school(may be provided upon acceptance)​

Program FAQs

Housing

Do You Provide On Campus Housing?

No. If you need to find a housing close to EVC you may contact International Student Placements company andapply for College Homestay program OR search for a local housing rental options using websites such as Craigslist  ZillowTruliaHotpads

Admission

Is TOEFL   Mandatory?

Yes.  We require a TOEFL score of 173 for computer based exam, 61 for Internet based exam, or 500 for paper based exam. The only other test of English proficiency we accept is IELTS.  

What If I Cannot Take the TOEFL?
We will accept the IELTS test.  You must have a minimum band score of 6.0 or above. 

Can I Apply and Send TOEFL/IELTS Scores Later?
 Yes.  But we cannot fully admit you or issue your I-20 until we have your TOEFL or IELTS scores on file. 

What Are Your School Code to forward TOEFL or IELTS report?
Our school code is 4273. 

Can I Use Something Besides TOEFL or IELTS?
No.  These are the only two tests of English proficiency we use at this time. 

Can I Submit Transcripts from Out of the U.S?
No. We do not evaluate foreign transcripts for credits or to replace coursework at our college.

Can I Transfer to EVC if I Am Already in the U.S.?

Yes. Transfer students must have official transcripts mailed to the International Programs & Services Department.  We will verify your enrollment.  You must be in good standing at your current institution with your visa in status.  You also must fill out a Transfer Authorization Letter.

When Do I Receive My I-20?
 After your former school "transfers out" your SEVIS record. (Your school official must receive an acceptance letter to EVC first)
     

What Kind of Visa will I get?
If admitted, EVC will issue the I-20, Certificate for Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status form. The U.S. Consulate will issue the F-1 visa after you pass a visa interview.

Why Do I Need a TB Test?
A TB (Tuberculin Skin Test) is required.  If you wait to do a TB Test here in the U.S. you run the risk of being sent home if it is positive.  If your test is positive you must have a chest X-Ray.  If the X-Ray is positive you will have to leave the U.S.  That is why it is better to complete the TB Test in your home country.  You may use our form or submit a stamped/signed form from a doctor or hospital in your home country.  All test results must be completed within the last 6 months. 

How Can I Verify Financial Support? 
You may use our Letter of Financial Support that will be stamped by your bank or you may provide us with an official letter on bank letterhead verifying funds. 

Can I Have Funds From Multiple Sources?
Yes.  You may have funds from more than one source.  All documentation needs to state how each person is related to you and will provide for your financial needs while in the U.S. 

When Do You Admit Students?
We admit students for our fall and spring semesters only.

Do You Have an ESL Language School On Your Campus? 

At this time we do not have a language school or ESL Center.  Students who arrive should be proficient in English (see TOEFL and IELTS requirement)

Working and Internships

Can I Work While I Study at EVC?

Yes, you can work on EVC campus, but you must have the prior authorization from EVC International Student Program.  You must have completed one academic year of study to be considered for work approval.  You also must have a taxpayer ID (not the same as a Social Security card).   

Can I Have an Internship?

Yes, but you must have prior authorization from International Student Program. You have to have completed one academic year of study to be considered for internship approval.  You also must have a taxpayer ID (not the same as a Social Security card).  We do have paid and unpaid internship experiences at companies in Silicon Valley. 

 Visa Status

 Do You Accept Terminated Students?

 EVC does not accept terminated or dismissed students from another institution. 

When Do I Need to Change My I-20?

An International student must inform International Programs & Services whenever he/she: moves, changes name, drops below 12 units, wishes to travel outside the continental U.S. or otherwise fails to uphold the regulations dictated by law. Failure to do so may jeopardize the student's visa status in the United States.

What If I Have Visa Questions?

We are here to help you. However; the international students must be familiar with and adhere to Immigration regulations, EVC student conduct, and enrollment requirements.

Courses and Units

Can I Take Online Courses?
After one year of academic study you may take some online courses.  Subject to approval from International Student Program.

How Many Units Do I Need to Take?
In order to be in good status with your F-1 visa, you must enroll in and complete 12 units in the fall and spring semesters.  Completing a course means passing the course with a "C" or better grade.  You are not required to take courses in summer or winter intersession/short semester.  All coursework must be completed at EVC unless you have prior authorization from International Student Program.

Tuition Payment

How Do I Pay for EVC classes?
EVC accepts payments made by credit card, money order, or cash.  No personal checks can be accepted.  Students must pay tuition or may be dropped from their courses, resulting in notification to the USCIS. 

Health Insurance

How Do I Get Health Insurance?
Each international student is strongly recommended to have a health insurance policy.  There are some some links to international student health insurance providers. EVC International Student Program do not  endorse any company over another.

International Student Health Insurance

ISO Insurance

​Contact Info:​​​

International Student Program (ISP)
Student Center, Room SC201

MTTh 8-5pm;

W 8-7pm; F 9-4:30

Phone (408) 223.6740

Fax (408) 223.9351
international@evc.edu

   International Students Association (ISA) Evergreen Club

Apply for Spring 17 starting October 1st, 2016

Out of the U.S. applicants - until October 30th, 2016.

The U.S. transfer applicants - until November 30th, 2016 

Resources for F-1 Students:

New Student Handbook 2016 

F-1 Compliance Form 2016

Maintaining F-1 Status Reminder

 

 

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