International Students

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    Southeastern Community College is a great place for international students to study.

    SCC offers a high quality, affordable college experience with a variety of courses and academic programs. There’s something for everyone! 

    Located in southeast Iowa, SCC hosts international students from over 25 countries every year.


    Admissions information

    Details - see DMACC

    International Student Application Steps:

    1. Complete the SCC application for admission. Contact the International Program Office at for a PDF application.
    2. Submit official high school transcript and an official transcript from any college attended (English Translation required).
    3. SCC requires reading, English, and math placement assessment (Accuplacer, ALEKs and/or ACT) and a writing sample (WritePlacer). Students who need to be assessed for English language proficiency can take the Accuplacer ESL assessment.
      If you have not completed placement assessment, you may do so when you arrive at SCC. Note: The TOEFL is not required for admission to SCC.
    4. After we receive your application, we’ll send you either an Affidavit of Support (to be completed by a sponsor) or a Declaration of Finances (to be completed by you or your parent, if under age 18).
      Students who are under 18 must also submit a letter of endorsement from parent/guardian or high school representative.
    5. Submit a clear, scanned copy of your passport identification page and visa page to

    SCC will send an official letter of acceptance along with the FORM I-20, which you will take to a U.S. Embassy to obtain F-1 or M-1 visa status.

    Send admissions documents by mail to:

    International Program Office
    Southeastern Community College
    1500 West Agency Road
    West Burlington, IA 52655

    For information about obtaining a student visa, contact our International Program Office at

    Costs & payment information

    Details - see DMACC

    The following costs for admission fees, tuition, fees, and books are approximate, and are subject to change each year. There may be additional supply/equipment/lab expenses for students enrolled in certain programs or courses. International students must pay the non-resident rate for tuition and fees, which is double the resident rate per credit hour.​

    See the chart below for an estimated breakdown of tuition and other costs of attendance at SCC:

    Tuition and fees
    (one semester at 15 credit hours)
    Books and supplies $390
    Food and housing
    (19 meals per week)
    Personal expenses $1,467
    Total (one semester) $9,802

    * Prices are subject to change. Costs to attend is based on International Student credit hour tuition and estimated student budgets.

    View more information on the cost to attend SCC:

    Tuition & Costs

    You can pay using Flywire, Western Union/Convera, or with US dollars. View international payment details:

    Ways to pay



    Details - see DMACC

    Place for docs, gov links, forms, SCC website links

    Request information

    SCC has a full-time international student advisor to answer all your questions and guide you through the process of becoming a student. Complete the form below.

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