International Student Applications

Students studyingApplication deadlines are May 1 for Fall; September 1 for Spring. Transcripts from foreign colleges or secondary schools must be translated into English and evaluated by an agency such as the World Education Services before being submitted to Atlantic Cape.

Full-Time International Students

To apply for admission, international students must submit the following information.  Print a copy of this checklist for your records.

Please submit all application materials to the Atlantic Cape Admissions Office:

Atlantic Cape Community College
Admissions Office (J-Building)
5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330-2699 USA

Applying from outside the United States

Students who are applying for an F-1 visa from their home country will be issued a Form I-20 and then must pay the $200 SEVIS fee.  This SEVIS fee is required of all foreign nationals who come to the United States for the purpose of pursuing a full course of study in institutions such as colleges, universities, and language training programs.  To pay the fee, students should visit www.fmjfee.com.   Please make sure to print your receipt upon submitting payment for the SEVIS fee, as you will need this when you go for your visa interview.  After payment of the SEVIS fee is submitted, students need to complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form (please note that many U.S. Embassies and Consulates now require students to complete the online version of this application).  The next step is to make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate for their visa interview.  Being prepared for the visa interview is crucial so make sure to bring the necessary documents.  For additional detailed information about this process, please see our “Student Applicants – Overview” informational guide.

Applying from another U.S. Institution

Transfer students applying to the College who currently attend another U.S. institution will work with their present international student advisor and/or Designated School Official to have their SEVIS record transferred to Atlantic Cape before the start of the semester.  Upon the receipt of the student’s SEVIS record, Atlantic Cape will issue the student a new I-20 showing their impending transfer to our College.  Transfer students do not need to pay the SEVIS fee again. An official transcript(s) of all college-level work completed must be submitted to the Atlantic Cape Admissions Office with a request for an evaluation of transfer credit.  Transcripts from foreign colleges or secondary schools must be translated into English and evaluated by an agency such as the World Education Services before being submitted to Atlantic Cape.  Once the international student begins attending Atlantic Cape, a new and final Form I-20 will be produced showing the student’s enrollment at our College.

Applying while in the United States in another Visa Status

Foreign nationals already in the United States requiring a change of visa status to F-1 in order to attend Atlantic Cape must consult with the College’s Designated School Official to determine if a change of status will be possible.  This will be based on the student’s current visa type and expiration date.   Students who are candidates for a change of status to F-1 will be issued a Form I-20.  They then must pay the $200 SEVIS fee (www.fmjfee.com) and apply for a change of status to F-1 by submitting the I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status along with the required $290 fee and documentation to the USCIS.  This process can take several months so it is important to pursue a change of status early.  Application materials and additional information are available in the Admissions Office.

International Visitors

International visitors, whose visa status is other that F-1, must complete the following steps to apply and enroll in classes. Tuition, for those authorized to attend, is calculated at the International student rate for the first 24 credits. International visitors enrolling in Atlantic Cape must:

  • Submit an application, print or online, and a non-refundable $35 application fee
  • Submit a completed Supplemental Form
  • Take an ESL Placement Test if your native language is not English
  • Applicants from English-speaking countries take the college’s Placement Test
  • Enroll in selected classes

Questions about the international student admission process? Contact the Primary Designated School Official, Kristin Jackson.

Phone:   00 +1 (609) 343-5000
Fax:       00 +1 (609) 343-4921
Email:    kjackson@atlantic.edu