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International Students Program (ISP)

Antelope Valley College welcomes international students to apply for associate degrees and associate degrees for transfer! Antelope Valley College is a comprehensive community college in the California Community College System dedicated to providing services to a broad range of students with a variety of educational goals. Antelope Valley College is dedicated to providing educational programs and services as expressed in the California Master Plan for Higher Education. The College is committed to equal educational opportunity and reinforces that commitment through a program of active affirmation of diversity.  

International Flags

International students planning to apply for admission with a F-1 student visa must provide an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS score unless English is the student’s native language, received a high school diploma from the United States, or has completed English 101 at a regionally accredited institution (official transcript). A TOEFL score of 45 on the internet-based (iBT) testing or 450 on the paper-based testing is required. IELTS minimum score of 5.  In addition, a sponsor or the student must submit an original bank statement proving financial capability. No financial aid is available for international students with the exception of scholarships. Deadlines for scholarship applications are available from Financial Aid. Health insurance is mandatory for all international students prior to the start of your first term at Antelope Valley College Prospective students must complete the necessary Admissions Requirements

Prospective sponsors of an international student or the international student requesting Antelope Valley College to issue an I-20 for an F-1 International Student Visa must fulfill all International Student Admissions Requirements for the college in time to successfully add courses during the desired semester. We recommend that prospective international students follow the suggested application deadlines as indicated below. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed but are not guaranteed consideration.

Application Suggested Deadlines:


Due Date

   Fall Semester

July 1st

  Spring Semester

                    December 1st                 

          Summer Session      

  May 1st


International Student Program (Admissions Forms)

International Student Information  
Sponsor Form   
Transfer Request Form (Only if transferring from another U.S. School, College or University)  

International Student Resources

Student and Exchange Visa Program

Foreign Transcript Evaluation

Antelope Valley College Requires:

  • The student must contact a listed foreign evaluation agency for an application.  Click here: NACES
  • The student must arrange a word-for-word translation to English of their foreign transcript (AVC does not provide this service)
  • An official evaluation from a listed foreign evaluation agency (evaluation must be sealed to be official)
  • AVC will only allow credit for lower division coursework

International Student Program FAQs

  Where can I find links related to International Students?
  Which visa types does AVC accept?
  How do I get a F-1 Student Visa?
  What is an I-901 fee and how do I pay?
  Are there any other fees pertaining to the F-1 Visa?
  Is there an application fee for AVC?
  What is the TOEFL?
  When is the TOEFL required?
  What are the current tuition and fees costs for AVC?
  Are there any dormitories or other housing on the AVC campus?
  Can I work while I hold a F-1 Visa?
  What is the financial obligation required for AVC?
  What is the health insurance requirement for AVC?
  How many units are required to maintain F-1 visa status?
  What is the minimum GPA required to maintain F-1 visa status?
  What is OPT and how do I file?
  Where is more information on financial aid or loans?
  What if I have a question for the US Embassy or Consulate?