INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Welcome to the International Admissions office of Key College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Key College has been authorized by USCIS to recruit international students from around the globe to study in U.S. We are proud of helping build a diverse community and teaching our students how to become global citizens. We encourage you to apply early if interested in our programs.

Pursue your USA degree at Key College. We provide affordable tuition and friendly assistance during the application process and beyond. Each new term starts every six weeks, which means you can submit your online application anytime during the year. You may submit your application up-to two weeks before the start date of your program.

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OPPORTUNITIES

✓ ESOL courses available
✓ Scholarships Available!
✓ Get a Career Specialization for Practical Applications
✓ Fast-Track Programs - Graduate sooner!
✓ International and Domestic Job Opportunities
✓ Flexible, Affordable Education
✓ High Graduate Job Placement

REQUIREMENTS

International students are an important part of the Key College community. We are prepared to assist International students to understand their rights, responsibilities and enhance their multicultural experiences while studying at Key College. Requirements will vary for on campus and online students.

On campus students attend classes in our campus located in sunny and beautiful Dania Beach under a student visa F-1. Even though we don’t offer housing, we will advise you on comfortable suggestions and housing options near our campus. Resident students may only take one online class per federal regulations; the rest of the classes should be taken on campus.

Key College does accept transfer students that previously held F-1 visa status. International students must provide proof of financial support.

Cost of tuition for international students is the same as for resident students.

We highly recommend International Students to speak with an Admissions Advisor, and then meet with the International Student Advisor for friendly guidance and support throughout the admissions process.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services requires certain financial and academic documentation prior to issuing Immigration Form I-20 for admission and a SEVIS fee 1-901 fee.

ADMISSION STEPS:

Apply

Submit Your Application

International applicants must provide the school with the following items before an applicant can be accepted for admission:

  • A certified copy of the high school transcript or equivalent, if available. The student’s signature on the application is an affidavit attesting to their completion of the high school requirements for receiving a diploma. Any foreign transcripts must be translated to English by a certified translator at the student’s expense.
  • A notarized statement of financial support or certified government sponsor letter explaining the tuition will be paid in advance of each term and that a sponsor will provide all necessary living expenses for the international applicant. (Form I-134 may be used). Cost of tuition for international students is the same as for resident students.
  • Transfer students will be required to provide verification (i.e., official academic transcript) of enrollment from another educational institution and verify financial support to attend Key.
Test

Submit Test Scores

  • Proof of English Proficiency: Applicants from countries where English is not the first language, and applicants for who English is not their native language, must demonstrate proof of English-language proficiency via TOFL or other English proficiency test such as our College Entrance Exam.
  • College Entrance Exam: We accept SAT score of 1200 or an ACT composite score of 19 or equivalent test scores with your transcripts. Or, you may also take our College Entrance Exam online.
Phone Appointment

Schedule a phone appointment with your Key College PDSO/DSO to create a SEVIS record for your I-20. Have the following information for our appointment:

  • Family Name
  • Country of Birth
  • Country of citizenship
Receive I-20

After your I-20 is created you will receive it in the mail or you may pick it up directly at the school.

SEVIS I-901

Once you receive your I-20 from the school, pay your I-901 fee.
You may complete the paper I-901 or pay online Here. Your status will be an F-1, the fee is $200USD. *make sure you are able to print. A receipt MUST be printed at the time of payment.

Student Visa F-1

Apply for a student visa (F-1 status) by following these steps:

  • Complete a DS-160 online.
    This is the application for a U.S. nonimmigrant visa.
    Complete your visa application Here.
    Print and keep the DS-160 barcode page. (You will not need to print the full application) Print your receipt. The fee is $140.00USD
Interview

Be prepared for your appointment by having the following documents with you:

  • I-20 form plus admissions letter and breakdown of the cost per year (step 3)
  • I-901 fee receipt (step 5)
  • DS-160 application printed (step 6a)
  • Receipt from DS-160 form (step 6a)
  • Valid passport
  • (1) 2x2 photograph of yourself

Additional documents may be required for your interview:

  • Scores from standardized tests (i.e. TOEFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT)
  • Transcripts and diplomas from previous educational institutions.
  • Financial evidence showing you or your sponsor can support you while in school.
  • Proof of relationship to spouse or dependents (if applicable)

Once you have been approved to study in the United States call your PDSO/DSO to let them know your travel plans.

After arriving in the country you will receive an I-94 form (arrival/departure record). Make sure your first stop is the school and bring your I-94.

See each degree for program specific requirements.

Online students will take their classes fully online from their home nation, and will not be required to obtain a student visa since they won’t be residing in the USA. Cost of tuition for international students is the same as for resident students.

Requirements:

  • A certified copy of the high school transcript or equivalent, if available. The student’s signature on the application is an affidavit attesting to their completion of the high school requirements for receiving a diploma. Any foreign transcripts must be translated to English by a certified translator at the student’s expense.
  • Transfer students will be required to provide verification (i.e., official academic transcript) of enrollment from another educational institution and verify financial support to attend Key.
  • Proof of English Proficiency: Applicants from countries where English is not the first language, and applicants for who English is not their native language, must demonstrate proof of English-language proficiency via TOFL or other English proficiency test such as our College Entrance Exam.
  • College Entrance Exam: We accept SAT score of 1200 or an ACT composite score of 19 or equivalent test scores with your transcripts. Or, you may also take our College Entrance Exam online.
  • See each degree for other program specific requirements.
REQUIREMENTS
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