International Students | BCTC

International Student Services (ISS)

International students are welcomed at Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC). It is an ideal place to begin your education in the United States. Our large selection of academic and technical programs, quality instruction, and low tuition rates offer international students superior academic opportunities and a unique cultural experience in a friendly atmosphere.

BCTC is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. BCTC is a comprehensive community college where students can earn the two year Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), or Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. Credits earned at BCTC easily transfer to a four-year University.

If you are an International Student seeking to begin your educational endeavors in the United States, Bluegrass Community and Technical College is the perfect place to begin. Start your educational journey today by applying for admission!

Advantages for International Students Studying at a Community College

  • Easy, open admission policies
  • Wide selection of academic and technical programs
  • Supportive learning environment with small classes
  • Low cost tuition
  • Credits fully transferable to other colleges and universities

Bluegrass Community and Technical Colleges main campus (Cooper Campus) is located in the heart of the city of Lexington, Kentucky.

The Cooper Campus (adjacent to the University of Kentucky), Leestown, and Newtown campuses are nearby. We have three other campuses conveniently located throughout the region: Danville, Lawrenceburg, and Winchester. Together, these six campuses make up one outstanding community college serving more than 10,000+ students.

International Student Services Office

You may call or email us or stop by our International Student Service Office and we would be happy to assist you!

Brian Schanding

Brian Schanding

Assistant Director of Admissions, International Student Services

Phone: (859) 246-4647

Fax: (859) 246-4682

Office Location

Newtown Campus
500 Newtown Pike
Classroom Building, 103G

Directions to Newtown Campus

ISS Office Hours

  • Monday- Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If you cannot call us at (859) 246-4647 or meet us in person, you may also email