International (F1) or Vocational (M1) Students

Anyone may attend Pikes Peak Community College regardless of immigration status. PPCC defines an International Student as anyone who will attend with or apply for an F1 or M1 student visa. Students with F1 or M1 visas should download the application and the Affidavit of Support from or apply in person at the Enrollment Services Center on the Centennial Campus.

Prior to applying for the F1 or M1 visa, international students must submit the following information:

• Proof of financial ability to pay all expenses associated with attending school full time for 12 months

• Proof of high school completion

• Transcripts from college courses taken in the United States

• Demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL score or equivalent. Transfer students who have completed English I and II with a B or better do not need a TOEFL score.

A minimum TOEFL score of 450 (paper test) or 45 (Internet based test) is necessary for admission to Pikes Peak Community College. Students scoring between 450-550 (paper test) or 45-79 (Internet based test) will see an English as a Second Language (ESL) advisor upon arrival at PPCC. Students may need ESL classes before enrolling in an academic program. Please contact the English Language Institute (ELI) office at 719-502-3535 for more information regarding ESL courses.

All international students take an English assessment prior to registration regardless of TOEFL score. Please call 719-502-2035 for more information about the admissions process. Application deadlines are:

Summer Semester – April 15

Fall Semester – July 15

Spring Semester – December 1