International Student Admission Requirements

(The following admission requirements must be completed 60 days prior to the first day of class.)

  • BBCC application for admission must be submitted
  • Official copy of high school and/or college transcripts must be submitted with official English translation.
  • Proof of adequate financial support for all expenses for one academic year (September to June) must be documented with the Declaration and Certification of Finances form and official bank documents or original, signed letters verify funds are available.
  • English proficiency must be documented. One of the following is acceptable.
    • TOEFL internet based test minimum score of 12 on each section.
    • IELTS minimum score of 4 on each band
    • Successful completion of a college level English composition class (approved upon review of your official college transcript). English as a Second Language (ESL) classes may not be substituted.

Once the I-20 is issued the prospective student must apply for their student visa at the United States Embassy or Consulate closest to their home. Their passport, bank statement or sponsorship papers and proof of payment of the SEVIS fee (I-901) will be required. Students may go to the following website for more information regarding the SEVIS fee:

International students transferring from U.S. institutions must be in compliance with F-1 visa requirements as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. BBCC requires completion of an Intent to Transfer form which will be sent to students upon request.

All international students are required to take the math and English placement test prior to registration, unless they have U.S. college transfer credits in math or English. International students must enroll in an English class each term until they have reached the English level required for their major program. International students must live in a college residence hall during the first quarter of attendance.

International students are encouraged to have medical/health insurance or purchase one of the insurance plans available to them in the United States. Students who drive cars should have minimum liability auto insurance as required by state law to cover injuries to persons or damage to property.