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International Students

The Office of Minority and International Programs is here to assist international students meet their academic, social and cultural needs while attending Manchester Community College. The Office provides information, programs, activities and services to increase international awareness for the college community at large and to assist international students with all of the academic opportunities that the College has to offer. International students speaking over 50 languages representing over 50 countries have attended MCC and many students transfer to four-year institutions to further their academic goals. International application materials are available in the Office of Minority and International Student Programs, or the Admissions Office.

International students on a visa other than F1 may enroll for classes at MCC, but they should consult with the office of Citizenship and Immigration Services, CIS, or the Director of Minority and International Student Programs to verify student eligibility and enrollment status. All international students on non-immigrant visas will be charged out-of-state tuition and fees.

Director of Minority Students
Joe Mesquita

Location and Contact

Lowe Building, L120I

Mailing Address:
Great Path, MS#8
Manchester, CT 06045
Phone Number: 860-512-3205

Monday, Wednesday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission Process

To be admitted to the College and to register for classes, all international students seeking F1 student visas must:
  • Submit an MCC admissions application with a $20.00 non-refundable fee.
  • Submit official proof of high school completion, or GED, and must be in English.
  • Submit a notarized, Affidavit of Support, with proof of financial responsibility and name of Connecticut citizen/permanent resident sponsor.
  • Pass the TOEFL exam – minimal score of 175 CBT.
  • Schedule to take the MCC Assessment Test for English and math placement.
  • Submit Proof of Immunization (2 measles and 1 rubella).
  • Meet with the PDSO to process an I-20 Sevis application for United States Government visa processing.

All materials must be submitted to the Office of Minority and International Student Programs by May 27, 2005 for the Fall, 2005 semester and November 4, 2005 for the Spring, 2006 semester. I-20 students must maintain full-time status (12 or more credits). Non-resident tuition and fees (full time) are $3764.00 per semester – subject to change.


Manchester Community College does not have housing or dormitory provisions.

Information Sessions

International I-20 Information Sessions for Fall 2005 will be held every Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm, and every Thursday from 12:00 – 1:00 pm starting Tuesday, October 4, 2005 and ending Thursday November 3, 2005. Dates and times are subject to change; please contact 860-512-3303 for further information and confirmation.

International students interested in attending MCC with an F1 visa should contact the Director of Minority and International Student Programs to ensure that their I-20 application is processed in a timely manner for appropriate service, or U.S. State Department approval.

For more information regarding minority and international student programs and services, or I-20 and F1 services, please contact Joe Mesquita, Director of Minority and International Student Programs/ International Student Advisor - PDSO at 860-512-3205, or jmesquita@mcc.commnet.edu.

Last Update: March 29 2012
For additional information, contact: Joe Mesquita