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FAQs - International Students (F1 & M1 Student Visa Status)

Can I apply for admission to Broward College at any time?
Yes. However, there are deadlines to be admitted for each term. Broward College starts classes three times a year. Please see the following for terms and application deadlines. Applications must be fully completed (including the supporting documents) by the deadline.
 
​TermApplication  Deadline

​F-1 Transfer Application Deadline

(for students transferring the I-20 from another school to Broward College)

​Fall (August – December)​June 30th​July 31st
​Spring (January – May)​October 31st​November 30th
​Summer (May – August)​March 1st​April 30th
 
Does Broward College offer an English as a second language program?
Yes, Broward College offers a four-level Language Training Program (EAP - English for Academic Purposes). However, applicants must have a basic to intermediate level of English proficiency to be able to take our placement test (LOEP - Levels of English Proficiency) upon arrival.
Do I need TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge scores to apply to Broward College?
No. Students applying for the Language Training Program will not be required to have TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge scores. However, applicants must have a basic to intermediate level of English proficiency to be able to take our placement test upon arrival.
 
Degree-seeking students will be required to show proof of English proficiency. ​ The information is available in the International Admissions Requirements page under the "requirements" tab.
Can I take the TOEFL or IELTS in my country before applying to Broward College?
Yes. The test is administered several times per year worldwide. Please visit the TOEFLIELTS or Cambridge English websites to learn more.
If my native language is English, is TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge required?
No. If English is your native language, evidence of English proficiency is NOT required.
Once I complete the Broward College Language Training Program, can I continue in a college degree program? Do I need to re-apply?
Once you complete the Language Program, you are already admitted to study an Associate’s Degree with us (the first two-years of a Bachelor’s Degree).
 
You do NOT need to re-apply.
If I submit a TOEFL or IELTS score, will I still have to take an English Placement Test (LOEP) at Broward College?
Yes. TOEFL and IELTS scores are not used for placement, only for admission purposes. Confirmation of your English proficiency will be determined by the LOEP test, which you can take at Broward College.
I have limited financial resources. May I receive financial assistance from Broward College?
No. A statement of financial resources available to support your educational and living expenses must be provided to Broward College. The minimum required resources are estimated to be $22,500 each academic year.
I have completed an English as a Second Language Program at another institution. Do I still have to take the BC placement exam?
Yes. This is necessary to determine if you still need additional language training and to assist with proper placement into courses.
Does Broward College issue the form I-20?
Yes, once you have been approved for admission to Broward College.
After admission, will I be able to register for classes at Broward College before I receive the student visa?
No. You must enter the U.S. on your student visa and provide proof of the student visa before registration for classes will be allowed.
After being admitted, if I am unable to enter the U.S. by the start date on my I-20, will be able to attend classes for that term?
No. If you are unable to enter the U.S. prior to the deadline for registration on your acceptance letter, and before classes begin, you must request a new I-20 for the next available term. For initial admission to the U.S. on a student visa, students will not be allowed to enter the U.S. any earlier than 30 days before the start date on the I-20.
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