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If this is your first time applying for an I-20, please follow steps 1-5. Make sure that you provide all requested documents with the completed application form.
If you already have an F-1 or M-1 Visa and want to transfer to CCA, please follow steps 1-6
Once you arrive at CCA, follow these steps
Welcome to the Community College of Aurora! The Community College of Aurora is certified to issue the I-20. The I-20 is what you will need to apply and maintain a F1 Visa. Students on an F1 Visa are required to attend school full time which is 12 credit hours here at the Community College of Aurora.
1. Apply on the Community College of Aurora’s website. www.ccaurora.edu
Click: Getting Started
Click: Apply and Register
Click #1 Apply for Admission - complete this section only
(At the end of your application click on My Account and write down your student number. Your Student Number will look something like this: S12345678
2. Complete the attached application for the I-20
Please include your student number where indicated at the top of each page
The I-20 application includes:
The International Student Intake Form
This form includes the information needed to complete the I-20. Please fill it out completely. Without all of this information the I-20 cannot be completed.
The Affidavit of Financial Support
Please read the instructions on this form carefully. You MUST include a bank statement showing enough money for 1 year at the Community College of Aurora. The bank statement must clearly include the name of the bank, the person who owns the account (not a company), and a clear U.S. dollar amount. The total U.S. dollars needed in the account are $25,437 (or $16,367 with a U.S. sponsor allowing you to live in their house.) The name on the bank statement must match the signature on the back of the Financial Affidavit.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted
3. Pay the $75.00 I-20 Application fee and receive your I-20.
If you or a sponsor are here in Aurora:
You may make an appointment to see the International Advisor. You may e-mail Robin.Blish@CCAurora.edu for an appointment or call Tanya at 303-360-4906. You may also make an appointment at the front admissions desk at CCA.
If you are not in Aurora:
You may pay the I-20 fee by logging back into your MY CCA account.
If you will need your I-20 mailed please make sure we have a complete address.
Instructions to apply for the F1 Visa can be found on our website
Submit all prior academic credentials (high school equivalent or higher). If you wish to transfer credits to CCA, the credentials MUST BE the originals of official documents.
Complete the CCA International Student Intake Form
Students who currently hold an F-1 Visa and are planning to transfer to CCA from another institution must also request that their current school complete the CCA SEVIS Transfer Form. Return the completed form to CCA’s International Student Advisor.
Present your current Visa and Passport to CCA’s International Student Advisor so that we can make a copy.
Complete the entire Accuplacer exam (Sentence Skills, Reading Skills, and Math) or LOEP if you haven’t already done so.
Register for classes at least three weeks before the start of the semester.
If your visa was obtained through a change of status, you will also need to submit the Notice of Action letter that changed your status.
Obtain health insurance that will cover any medical expenses while you are in the United States. Please bring a copy of proof of insurance coverage to the International Students Advisor.