International Student Services

What is a Community College?

Community colleges are publicly funded institutions of higher education in the United States offering the first two years of a typical bachelor's degree program. After two years, students can apply to a four-year college or university to complete their degree. Currently more than 200 international students from more than 50 countries are pursuing their academic goals at Tulsa Community College.  The community college is a great place to start your education pathway.

International Students

Tulsa Community College is here to help you reach your educational goals. We have four campuses located around the Tulsa metro area, making it easy to find a convenient location for you. We offer a variety of degree programs designed to provide you with a quality learning experience unmatched anywhere in the U.S. Our students earn college credits which can be applied toward a bachelor's degree at a university. The Office of International Student Success (ISS) is located at the TCC Northeast Campus. The ISS office provides a variety of support in the following areas: admissions, F-1 visa regulations, international student orientation, international student organization/events, employment, and transfer. The ISS staff will support students' transition as well as their academic success.

The Office of International Student Services

The Office of International Student Services is located at the TCC Northeast Campus. The ISS office provides a variety of support in the following areas: admissions, F-1 visa regulations, international student orientation, international student organization/events, employment, and transfer. The ISS staff will support students' transition as well as their academic success. If you have questions or need assistance, please email us at iss@tulsacc.edu.

The Application Process - 4 Easy Steps!

Step 1: Apply to TCC

Within two business days after we review your complete application with required documents, an admission packet will be created for you. This packet will contains a Tulsa Community College acceptance letter and your I-20. I-20 is an official document that confirms your acceptance as an international student in the U.S.

Step 2: Receive I-20 Form

We will email you when your admission packet (including your I-20) is ready. The email contains the names of three mailing companies. You will need to select a company and pay for the mailing fee. After we receive a confirmation of your payment, we will mail your packet to you.

Step 3: F-1 Visa Interview

You must bring the entire admission packet to the U.S. consulate or embassy in your home country. Before you make an appointment for an interview at the U.S. consulate or embassy, make sure to pay your SEVIS and visa fee online. The wait time for an interview varies from country to country. Check the U.S. State Department website to learn more about how to prepare the visa application. 

Step 4: Arrival in the U.S.

As soon as you receive your F-1 visa, please email us at iss@tulsacc.edu so that we can plan for your arrival. When you enter the U.S., show the immigration officer:

  • Your I-20 Form
  • Your passport with a valid student visa

After you arrive Tulsa, you must come to the TCC International Student Services Office within one business day. We will make a copy of your visa and I-20, and explain the steps you must take to get enrolled.