Become a CCBC International StudentEach year international students from all over the world chose to attend the Community College of Baltimore County. Ideally located in a large metropolitan area near Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C., CCBC provides an outstanding education while offering a vibrant campus community that celebrates diversity!
Why Choose CCBC
At CCBC, we offer more than 200 degrees and certificate programs to meet your needs. As a CCBC student, you can:
Improve your English skills
We offer comprehensive English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes from basic to advanced levels to help prepare you for college. Learn more »
Earn credits toward an associate degree
Choose from more than 100 degree programs. Our popular degrees include Nursing, Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity and Business. Learn more »
Transfer your credits to another U.S. college or university
Expect a smooth transition when you’re ready to earn a bachelor’s degree! We have more than 70 transfer agreements and partnerships with four-year colleges and universities. Many of our partners offer scholarships to qualifying students. Learn more »
Applying to CCBC as an International Student
Follow these steps to apply to CCBC as an international student.* Submit all required documents to International Student Services by:
- June 1 for the Fall semester
- November 1 for the Spring semester
Step 1: Submit the application for admission
Mail or email your complete application packet to:
International Student Services
Student Services Center, room 015
800 South Rolling Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21228
International Student Services
Student Services Center, room 120A
7201 Rossville Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21237
Step 2: Submit all required documents to International Student Services
- A certified copy of high school transcripts in English, that verifies completion of secondary school
- Proof of English Language Proficiency with one of the following:
- Official TOEFL score report with a minimum score of 450 paper-based/133 computerized/45 iBT (Send TOEFL codes to CCBC code # 5137)
- IELTS score report with a 5.0 or higher Note: Students from English speaking countries are not required to take the TOEFL or IELTS.
- Declaration of Financial Support form
- Original financial statements to verify sufficient funds. These statements must:
- Be written in English on bank letterhead
- Display the sponsor’s name as the owner of the account
- Be less than 6 months old
- Show a minimum of $26,411 in U.S. dollars
- Personal Data sheet
- A copy of student’s passport
Upon receiving your CCBC Acceptance Letter and Certificate of Eligibility (I-20), complete the items below.
- Pay your SEVIS fee.
- Schedule a VISA interview at the U.S. Consulate or the Embassy in your country.
- Be prepared to impress the interviewers why you want to study in the United States.
- Notify your assigned CCBC Designated School Official (DSO) of your VISA interview outcome, and your expected arrival date in the United States.
- Prepare to travel to the United States.
Upon arrival in Maryland, schedule an orientation and registration appointment with your assigned DSO.
Tuition and Fees
One condition of obtaining an F-1 International Student Visa is the agreement to engage in full-time study and the documentation of sufficient funding. View the complete list of F-1 Visa restrictions and requirements »
F-1 Visa holders must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per semester and pay the out-of-state tuition rate.