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Apply to GCC
Applying to GCC is free and easy. Because each applicant's situation is unique, necessary documentation often differs from applicant to applicant. Print out and complete all necessary documentation.
Seeking a Degree
International Students wishing to come to GCC on an F-1 Visa and obtain a degree:
Not Seeking a Degree
International Students currently in the United States or abroad wishing to take an online course:
Additional Application-Related Information & Links
- International Student Costs - review your estimated expenses
- College Village (On-Campus Housing)
- Placement Testing
- World Education Services
International Information Sessions
Attend an information session led by an International admissions counselor. The information session will highlight GCC’s programs and services, details about the enrollment process, and provide time to answer your questions.
Answers to Common Questions
Can I apply while waiting to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam?
Yes, we will begin the application process with the information you send us. As soon as we have your TOEFL or IELTS exam results we will process and make a final decision on your application.
Can I email the application?
No, applications must be sent by courier or post as international student applications require original documents and signatures. It is suggested that you obtain a tracking number when mailing the application to confirm that it has been received by the Admissions Office.
Can I transfer after Genesee Community College?
Yes, our Transfer Services office will help you to transfer to the college of your choice following Genesee Community College.
What is the deadline to apply?
GCC does not have a specific deadline to apply, however because you will need to make an appointment with your Embassy, make flight arrangements, and reserve a dorm room I suggest you start sending me information 6 months before the start of the semester you are interested in.
That way if there is anything that needs to be updated for your file or if the information you have sent is not correct (i.e. bank statement); there will be time for you to mail these things to us. (mail time could take 2-6 weeks)
Why are the costs what they are for the amount needed to be seen on the bank statement?
These are amounts required by the federal government (not us) that tell us you will have more than enough money to live once you arrive here. We want you to be more than prepared for any necessities you may need.
Is there any financial aid or scholarships available for international students?
International students are not eligible for Financial Aid since it is funded by the federal government for U.S. Citizens. There are some scholarships available through the Foundation that international students can apply for. The scholarships are not guaranteed and will not offset the funding required for acceptance. There are also some athletic scholarships available for lacrosse.