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New Students

New to the US? Applying from your home country? Heres what you need to know.


The following items are required for Admission to Trinity Valley Community College

  • Submit a completed International Student Application
  • $80 Application Fee
  • Provide the college with all official school transcripts.  Transcripts must be translated into English and show date of high school graduation or equivalent.
  • Proof of English proficiency
    • TOEFL score of 450 paper, 132 computer or 41 internet based or
    • IELTS score of 5.5 band score
  • Provide proof of financial support (minimum of $12,000 U.S. annually)


NOTE:  Only completed applications will be considered.


Upon Acceptance and BEFORE Arrival in United States:

  • Student is required to pay a SEVIS I-901 fee
  • The state of Texas has mandated that all students have the meningitis
         vaccine.  Please provide proof of having taken the meningitis vaccine
         prior to reporting to TVCC.
  • Make interview appointment with United States Embassy or Consulate to obtain F-1 Visa

Accepted Students Must Adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Be a full-time student (minimum of 12 semester hours)
  • Live on campus
  • Purchase a meal ticket (included in price of room and board)
  • Enroll in appropriate courses as determined by the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Assessment placement scores.
    • The placement test will be scheduled by the Office of International Students at the beginning of each semester.  Prior to testing, students must complete the Pre-Assessment Activitiy (PAA) and then take the TSI Assessment before starting college.  You will not be able to test without a PAA Certificate which you must print at the end of the Pre-Assessment Activity and bring to the test administration.
  • Pay tuition and fees upon registration (Exact amount determined by courseload)
  • Purchase hospital/health insurance and show evidence of policy before
  • Maintain the same academic and attendance standards as other
  • Complete an Application for Admission to Trinity Valley Community


Application Deadlines:
            Semester                             Deadline Dates

Fall (August - December)               July 15

Spring (January - May)                   November 15
 (June – August)              April 15



Please submit all documents to the following address:

Trinity Valley Community College

Director of International Students

100 Cardinal Drive

Athens, TX  75751



Posted Date:
7/2/2018 4:26:36 PM