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Info for Accepted International Students


Congratulations on your acceptance to Clinton Community College!  Before you are able to attend CCC you must take the following steps:

Step 1: Pay Your SEVIS fee & Apply for a Visa

    To apply for a U.S. Visa, you will need the following documents:

  •      Valid passport (for at least 6 months)
  •      Original letter of acceptance/admission issued by CCC
  •      Original SEVIS I-20 form issues by CCC
  •      SEVIS fee receipt (form I-797).  See: Student Exchange and Visitor Program 
  •      Copies of all of your high school/secondary school or college transcripts
  •      Copies of your TOEFL or IELTS score or placement test scores
  •      Proof of ties to your home country

Step 2: Sign up for Housing and Pay Your Housing Deposit  

            All international students are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan
            for their first year of study at CCC.  A $200 non-refundable deposit must be included
            in your housing application.  The application is available here: Housing Application

Step 3: Make Travel and Arrival Arrangements

You should arrive on campus one week before the start of classes to participate in our
            mandatory International Orientation program. Participation costs $250 and allows you 
            time to take care of personal business (banking, shopping), meet with advisors, and 
            learn about the North Country of New York.  The fee also covers costs associated 
            with your personal pick up from the airport.  We suggest students fly into the Plattsburgh
            International Airport or the Burlington International Airport.   Please note that we do not 
            pick up students from New York City, Boston, or Montreal.  We also provide transport-
            ation from the bus and train terminals in Plattsburgh, NY.   In order to meet your travel
            needs, we require that you complete the following form:  International Arrival Form


Step 4: Complete and Submit Health Form and Immunization Records

You must complete and submit the following form: Health Form and Immunization Records.
             Please submit the completed form to the address noted on the form.

Step 5: Purchase Health Insurance

            International students must purchase a health insurance plan through HTH Worldwide. 
            You can find out more about this plan here: HTH Worldwide.


Purchase a health insurance plan through HTH Worldwide ( at a cost of roughly $540 for 9 months, and provide documentation of this prior to arrival on campus.

Step 6: Send Final Transcripts / Certificates

Original or certified copies of academic transcripts, grade reports, mark sheets, diplomas/certificates, national standardized examination results, or other academic course work are required. Photocopied or scanned copies are NOT acceptable as official documents. Final documents are required to reach us 45 days before the beginning of classes. If we do not receive the document/s the student I-20 will be terminated.

Need a Checklist?

Download the International Students Checklist and check off each item as you complete it. Once you have completed them all you are ready for Orientation.