Allan Hancock College welcomes your application as an international student, and our
staff will make every effort to assist you. Our admission requirements conform to
the regulations of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for issuing
F-1 student visas.
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International Student Application Information
To be accepted for admission as an international student at Allan Hancock College,
you must be able to speak, read, write and understand English at a level that will
allow you to successfully complete college work. English proficiency can be determined
by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered worldwide
by the Educational Testing Service. The test may be paper-based, computer-based, or
Internet-based. You may write to them at the following address: Educational Testing
Service, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151. Their telephone number is 609-771-7100.
The code to report TOEFL scores to Allan Hancock College is 4002. No application from
abroad can be considered unless we have received your TOEFL score. This requirement
is waived if you come from a country that uses English as the primary language in
its educational system.
Other requirements for admission include:
- Graduation from a secondary school that is equivalent to an American high school.
Official records and transcripts, certified and translated into English, must accompany
- International students that are accepted by another college or university in the United
States must attend that institution for at least one semester before applying for
transfer to Allan Hancock College. Transfer students from other colleges must have
completed at least 12 semester units at the first institution with at least a C average
and have approval for transfer from the institution of attendance. The attached transfer
clearance form is required and must be completed.
- You must submit official college transcripts from all U.S. colleges and/or universities
you have attended.
- Before entering the country, students must present evidence that they have the financial
resources to pay for tuition and living expenses for one year. The tuition fee is
payable at the time of registration, and no exceptions are made. Financial Aid is
NOT available for international students. You will need approximately $17,092.00
in U.S. currency for tuition, living expenses and other school related fees and expenses
for 2 semesters (9 months) at Allan Hancock College. Please refer to the financial
statement (included in the application packet) for the breakdown of fees. FEES ARE
SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO STATE LEGISLATION AND/OR ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE BOARD ACTION.
- Each applicant must fully complete and submit the International Student Application
(link above) to Allan Hancock College, including a passport-size photograph of him/herself.
- Each applicant accepted for admission will be required to have coverage for health
and accident insurance. In the United States health care is extremely expensive and
there are no free medical facilities. If you have a policy from your home country
that will cover you in the United States, you will be asked to give the name of your
insurance company, policy number and expiration date. If you do not have health insurance
coverage, you must obtain insurance in the United States. Information about health
insurance can be obtained from the Student Health Center.
- Each applicant must provide verification of a measles immunization and verification
of current tuberculosis skin test with negative results within the last twelve months.
Both must be signed by a doctor.
If accepted, all prospective F-1 students with an initial I-20 are required to pay
an I-901 SEVIS fee. This fee must be paid before a visa will be issued. NOTE: The
SEVIS fee is required by the U.S. Government. Allan Hancock College receives no funds
or services as a result of this fee. Please go to the following website link for
more information https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/, or contact the nearest American Consulate.
If accepted, a student must arrive in Santa Maria at least three weeks prior to the
semester start date to meet with the International Student Advisor, take college placement
tests, meet with an academic counselor and enroll in classes. All international students
must carry a minimum of 12 units each semester and maintain a C average. Students
must make their own living arrangements in the United States. Allan Hancock College
does not have dormitories. The Form I-20 of the United States Citizenship and Immigration
Services will be sent after all admission requirements have been met and the applicant
has been accepted for admission.
International students should become familiar with the United States Citizenship and
Immigration Services regulations as well as college regulations on student conduct
and agree to comply with those regulations. The F-1 visa can be revoked by the college
for failure to comply with the standards and regulations established by the United
States Citizenship and Immigration Services and Allan Hancock College.
For more information on the United States regulations visit Study in the States online
at: https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/ .
**Allan Hancock College reserves the right to amend these rules/policies as may be
required by future legislation or Board action.
Application deadlines for First Time International Student Admission:
- May 1 for the following fall semester
- November 1 for the following spring semester
Application deadlines for Transfer International Students with a valid, non-expired
- July 1 for the following fall semester
- December 1 for the following spring semester
All students applying for admission as an international (F-1) student must submit
the following materials by May 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring
- International Student Application. Please type or print in ink. The application must be signed.
- Student Financial Statement. You or your financial sponsor must provide official documentation of finances available
for support for 9 months. Documentation can be a current bank statement or official
letter from the bank or other reasonable proof of available finances.
- English Proficiency Verification. Results from the TOEFL exam must be sent to Allan Hancock College. The code to report
TOEFL scores to Allan Hancock College is 4002.
- Official School Records. You must have official school records from your secondary school, certified and translated
into English, sent to Allan Hancock College. You must also send transcripts from any
United States high schools, colleges and or universities that you may have attended.
These must be official copies.
Applicant must send all of the above to:
Allan Hancock College
International Student Admissions
Attn: Pam Wood
800 S. College Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
The I-20 form will not be issued until all of these completed documents are filed
with the Allan Hancock College Admissions office.
international student Fees
- Non-resident tuition $185 per unit through summer 2016; $198 per unit effective fall
- Enrollment Fee $46 per unit (These fees above may increase each year due to state
legislation and Board action.)
- Books and Supplies per year (approximately) $1,000 per year
- Food and Housing (approximate living expenses) $10,500-11,500 per year
For international student questions or more information, please contact:
(805) 922-6966 ext. 3281
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Cal Poly SLO, Aerospace Engineering
I excelled in math and science in school, so engineering was the right fit and I just had to figure out how to get it done. Throughout high school, I took courses at Allan Hancock College (AHC), and graduated as my high school valedictorian. I then attended AHC in search of a smooth transition to a university. I was able to take my lower division engineering courses and form a great relationship with my professors. While at AHC, I received multiple scholarships form the Allan Hancock Foundation, Santa Barbara Foundation, and MESA-NSF Scholarship. I then attended California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, to pursue an aerospace engineering degree. After just one year at Cal Poly, I was accepted into one of the most prestigious internship programs that NASA offers, the Aeronautics Academy.
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