F-1 International Students

Welcome to Central Virginia Community College located in Lynchburg, Virginia! We know you will be coming a long way to join us for your studies so please read the information below carefully to ensure a smooth transition.

It is important to start the application process early to allow plenty of time for us to process your I-20. If you are overseas you will need to allow at least 3 months so that you have time to go through the visa application process.

The fall semester is from August to December and the spring semester is from January to May. The application deadlines for students applying from outside of the U.S. or students that are changing their current visa status are:

  • Fall - May 15
  • Spring - October 15

The application deadlines for U.S. transfer students are:

  • Fall - August 1
  • Spring - December 1

Please note: CVCC does not admit F-1 International students for the summer semester.

Please review the Application Check List to see what documentation is required to apply for the I-20.

An F-1 student at another college or university may enroll part-time at CVCC as a guest student with the permission of the home institution. Please review the Concurrent Enrollment procedures to see what documentation is required.