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International Student Admission 

Any applicant that is applying for, or currently holds, an F-1, M-1, or J-1 visa is considered to be an international applicant. Students in this category must follow the guidelines detailed below.

If an applicant is currently holding a visa type other than F-1, M-1, or J-1 and does not plan to change their visa type, they should follow the standard admission guidelines, however, they may not apply for Spring II or Fall II semesters. Applicants should include a photocopy of their Permanent Resident card or visa.

Application & Document Deadlines

Applicants that do not currently hold a valid visa must apply using the deadlines below.

Summer II 2016 June 5, 2016 (Visiting students ONLY)
Fall 2016 June 1, 2016
Spring 2017 October 15, 2016
Summer I 2017 May 1, 2017 (Visiting students ONLY)
Summer II 2017 June 5, 2017 (Visiting students ONLY)
Fall 2017
June 1, 2017

Important Note: Effective Fall 2014, The Office of Admissions at BCTC will only admit students on M, F, and J visas for fall and spring semesters. No form I-20 will be issued to students for the summer terms. Transient students or visiting students from a United States institution that hold such visas will be admissible for the summer terms, for up to six credit hours. These students will be required to provide a letter of good standing from their home institution.

International Student Requirements:

Step 1

Complete the application for admission

  • Please note that if you provide incorrect information on your application it may take longer for your application to process.
  • A $25.00 application fee will be charged to your student account.
Step 2

Provide proof of English proficiency [more info]

  • For a list of accepted tests and score requirements please click the "more info" link above.
Step 3

Provide official evaluated transcripts [more info]

  • All students are required to submit post-secondary (college or university) transcripts. If you have not attended a post-secondary institution you will be required to submit official secondary education (high school) transcripts. Please click the "more info" link above for additional information regarding transcript requirements.

 Complete the Financial Verification Form

  • All students must provide proof of funds in English on a certified bank document. Students who are supported financially by a Third Party must submit an official letter from the government or organization.

Faxes, photocopies, and scanned images of documents will not be accepted. Once documents have been turned in for admission, they become the property of BCTC and must be maintained for reporting purposes. NO documents will be returned to students for any reason. If you have problems obtaining original documents, please contact the ISS Office directly.

Applicants must provide original documents to:

Office of Admissions
International Student Services
202A Oswald Building
470 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40506