International Transfer Students

International students who wish to attend BRCC must have a valid F-1 (student) visa. If you currently hold an F-1 visa and are transferring from another school in the United States, the documentation listed below must be completed and received before Admission to BRCC will be granted.

The International Student Transfer Recommendation must be completed by the Designated SEVIS Official at your former school.   

International Student Transfer Recommendation Form


Deadlines for submitting documentation to BRCC before BRCC can issue Form I-20 

April 15 — for enrollment in the Fall Semester

September 15 — for enrollment in the Spring Semester

February 15 — for enrollment in the Summer Semester

Procedures for Transferring

1. The prospective student must complete the BRCC Admissions Application and mail it in.

2. The student must submit a notarized Affidavit of Financial Support and the accompanying documentation stated on the form.

3. The student must provide complete, official academic records from secondary and post-secondary schools attended. Records must be translated into English and include courses taken, grades received, and degrees or certificates earned. Post-secondary school transcripts also be evaluated for U.S. Credit. Translations and evaluations must be performed by one of the NACES organizations.

4. Students must demonstrate competency in English by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) through the Educational Testing Service and arrange to have the official scores sent to BRCC.

5. The student must complete Pre-Enrollment Placement Testing for Blue Ridge Community College.

The student must complete either:

  • All four parts of the  A.C.T. ASSET tests for 2-year colleges
  • Four Accuplacer Tests (Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills)
  • Placement Testing at a local college. The student must have an official copy of the require test results sent to BRCC.
  • The SAT with a score of 530 or better on Mathematics and a score of 480 or better on Evidence Based Reading and Writing.
  • The ACT with a score of 21 on the ACT English and/or 20 on the ACT Math

6. Before Form I-20 is issued, an interview may be required.

7. The student must provide official documentation that the student has adequate health and hospitalization insurance coverage for the whole period of study.

8. The student will need to supply the Blue Ridge Designated School Official (DSO) with a valid local address. This must be the address where the student will be residing during the academic year and cannot be a temporary address or an address of a friend or colleague.


Restrictions for Students on F1 Student Visas

Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours as full-time, degree seeking students. Out-of-state tuition is charged. Blue Ridge has no dormitories or residence halls. All students are responsible for off-campus housing and their own transportation.