Florida Technical College is authorized by the Department of Homeland Security to issue to International Students the I-20 form (Immigration Certificate of Eligibility).
F-1 International Student Admissions Requirements
The following documents are required in order to issue you an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility). This is in addition to the Standard Florida Technical College Admissions Requirements.
I. Proof of Admission to Florida Technical College.
- Complete Florida Technical College Admissions process and receive a letter of acceptance. Please contact the Florida Technical College International Admissions Department for further information.
II. Evidence of High School Diploma or recognized equivalent.
- Must be evaluated and translated for equivalency to coursework taken at a United States institution by any NACES Evaluation Agency. Please click on the link to NACES to select a recognized evaluation agency.
*Note: Translation is not necessary if in English and from a country where English is the primary language.
III. Proof of financial ability to meet tuition and other necessary expenses.
Please download, print and complete the International Student Finance Certification form along with the Sponsor Statement of Support (if applicable) and submit along with one of the following:
- Self- sponsoring: requires bank letter verifying student’s available funds for the last 6 months
- Sponsored: requires bank letter verifying sponsor’s available funds for the last 6 months
- Form I-134: requires sponsor to be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
- Sponsorship: requires a statement of sponsorship by student’s home country
IV. Evidence of English Proficiency for students which first language is not English.
International Students may establish English Proficiency by providing one of the following documentations:
- TOEFL score: 450 (paper-based); 133 (computer-based); 45 (Internet-based)
- ELS: Completion of Level 107 from a designated English Language School Center
- IELTS score of 5.0: on the International English Language Testing System exam
- MELAB score of 60: on Michigan English Language Assessment Battery
- Graduation from High School in the U.S.A. or an official copy of GED
- Graduation from an American high school abroad where the curriculum is delivered in English
*Note: English Proficiency is not required for applicants whose native country has English as primary language
V. Official Post-Secondary Transcripts (if applicable)
- Official Transcript(s) must be evaluated and translated for equivalency to coursework taken at a United States institution by any NACES evaluation agency
- Official Transcript(s) must include grades received in each course, courses taken during each year of attendance and specific dates of school attendance.
VI. Copy of Passport
- Photocopy of the passport’s vital information pages showing Name, Birth Date, Passport Number, and expiration Date.
VII. Health Insurance
- Proof of International Health Insurance. Please click on the link below for a listing of health insurance providers that specialize in health insurance for International Students.
VIII. Payment of appropriate tuition deposit and/or fees.