International Student Admissions Process
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International students should review the submission of
documents requirement by "Freshman",
"Transfer" and "Students
Educated Abroad" sections in order to apply for an I-20
Certificate. Prospective students should be aware that an I-20
Certificate can only be issued to a student after he/she has
been completely processed and accepted into the college through
the University Application Processing Center (UAPC).
International Student Initial Attendance to Hostos
If you have never been to the United States, you/your sponsor
must submit the following documents:
from the person who will be paying for your tuition which is
the equivalent of $26,615.00 - $28,000.00 US dollars. If your sponsor
lives outside the U.S., he/she must submit the original bank
letter along with an official translation and dollar
(Form I-134) - this form is to be filled out by the
Once we have
received this information, we then issue the I-20
International Transfer Student
If you are under an F-1 Visa already and are just
transferring schools, you will need to follow the admissions
process first. Once you have received a letter of acceptance to
Hostos you need to come to the International Student Office and
request our Transfer Release Form.
You should bring with you:
I-20 Certificates issued to you
indicating that you either have $26,615.00 - $28,000.00 USD in a US Bank
or its equivalent if your sponsor account is outside the
(Form I-134) from your sponsor.
Be advised that your I-20 Certificate cannot be issued to you
until your previous school transfers it through the
SEVIS program. Students doing a Transfer of I-20 Certificate
have until 15 days from the start of the semester to complete
The International Student Advisor’s office is in the
Admission’s Office located in the Savoy Building, Room D-210.
You can direct any questions or concerns you have to: Ms. Lisanka Soto, International Student Advisor at (718) 518-4402, or
e-mail her at:
For International Students who have applied
already and have been accepted ONLY.
Hostos I-20 Application"
is required of all international students entering Hostos
Community College for the first time.
Transfer in Form"
is required of international students currently in the
United States with an active student F-1
Visa in addition to the above.
How Do I Become an Academic Student in the United States?
(this link will take you to the U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services
For more information on International Students, please click here.
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