Trinity Valley Community College


Office of Student Activities
Trinity Valley Community College
100 Cardinal Dr.
Athens, TX 75751

Student Union Room  104
fx: (903) 675-6395

Blake Williamson
Director of Student Engagement

James L. Jones
Student Life Specialist

International Students
Location and Hours
The office of International Students is located on the Athens campus in the 
Pirtle Administration Building Room 110

Office Hours:
    Monday thru Friday  8:00 am to 4:30 pm 

Requirements for Admission

1.  Submit a completed International Student Application
2.  Be a high school graduate or equivalent
3.  Provide the college with all official transcripts.  Transcripts must be
     translated into English.
4.  Have a "C" average or above on previous school work
5.  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.
6.  Provide proof of financial support (minimum of $12,000 U.S. annually)
7.  Enroll in appropriate courses as determined by the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Assessment placement scores.
     The placement test will be given 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.

8.  TOEFL score of 450 paper, 132 computer or 41 internet based

9.  Pay a $80 U.S. non-refundable application fee
10. Submit completed Foreign Student Advisor's Report Form , if

      transferring from another institution
11. Student may be required to pay a SEVIS I-901 fee
12. Application Deadlines:
            Semester                             Deadline Date
            Fall (August-December)          July 15
            Spring (January-May)              November 15
            Summer I (June)                     April 15 (Transfer students only)
            Summer II (July)                     April 15 (Transfer students only)
13. Please submit all documents to the following address:
            Trinity Valley Community College
            Vice President for Student Affairs
            100 Cardinal Drive
            Athens, TX  75751

NOTE:  Only completed applications will be considered.

1.  Be a full-time student (minimum of 12 semester hours)
2.  Live on campus
3.  Purchase a meal ticket (included in price of room and board)
4.  Pay tuition and fees upon registration
5.  Purchase hospital/health insurance and show evidence of policy before
6.  Maintain the same academic and attendance standards as other
7.  Complete an Application for Admission to Trinity Valley Community
8.  Complete a Texas Residency Form

Estimated Expenses

Fall and Spring Semesters
Tuition/Fees: $1,820 U.S. per semester
Room/Board: $2,500 U.S. per semester
Books: $700 U.S. per semester
Personal Expenses: $980 U.S. per semester

Total:  $6,000 per semester / $12,000 per year


International Students Organization

The International Students Organization assists students in overcoming cultural differences and adjusting to life at Trinity Valley Community College.  A variety of activities scheduled throughout the year aid in this adjustment process.  For more information on TVCC, go to

Students coming from outside the United States find Athens, Texas nestled in the heart of scenic East Texas, which helps them adjust quickly to a rural environment.  The Athens campus lies 75 miles east of Dallas, 189 miles north of Houston, and 36 miles west of Tyler.

In Athens, they find a friendly, family oriented community that is home to festivals, a world-class fisheries genetic research center for black bass, the East Texas Arboretum, and many other points.

For more information on Athens, Texas, please visit the chamber of commerce website at  


The following two applications/forms must be completed*

International Student Application (pdf versionMicrosoft Word version)

International Student Application

International Student Advisor's Report

*Unless labeled, all applications are Adobe Acrobat Reader files

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International Student Advisor

Cortney Curran Director of International Students/Recruiter (903) 670-2648
Fax: (903) 675-6209