Admission Requirements for F-1 and M-1 Visa Applicants

Deadlines for Admission

You should apply as early as possible. Submitting an online application for admission as early as one year in advance will ensure that your admission file will be opened and JCCC will begin corresponding with you regarding your intention to become a JCCC student. The following deadlines apply.

New overseas F1 application deadlines (all documents are received/submitted):

  • December 1 – Spring semester
  • May 1 – Summer session
  • July 1 – Fall semester

New transfer to JCCC F1 application deadline (all documents are received/submitted):

  • One day before payment deadline each spring, summer or fall term


To be admitted and receive an I-20 for an F-1 or M-1 visa, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Apply
  2. Essential M-1 Visa Requirements and Restrictions
  3. Submit Secondary School Documentation
  4. Submit English Proficiency Documentation
  5. Submit Financial Documentation
  6. Submit tuberculosis (test) results

JCCC is required to verify each credit I-20 applicant’s English proficiency, finances and secondary/high school education before issuing a form I-20. The deadlines below have been established in an effort to allow adequate time for document verification and processing as well as visa interviews, travel and adjustment to life in the U.S. before classes begin. Not all programs of study are approved for F-1/M-1 students. Questions? Contact IISS.

Waiting Period to Receive I-20

The I-20 Timeline will help you to determine when you will receive your I-20, after your application is received, so you can apply for an F-1 visa.