Deadlines: All original application materials and official documents must be sent to International Student Services at ECC by postal mail, courier service, or in person. Copies, faxes, and computer downloads are not acceptable and will delay application processing. To allow sufficient time for verification, processing, and issuing the I-20 Certificate of Eligibility, the following are the preferred deadlines:
- Fall (September) Semester – June 30*
- Spring (January) Semester – November 30*
These deadlines allow applicants who are out of the United States additional time for the delivery of the I-20 Certificate of Eligibility and time to make an appointment at the US Embassy if they do not have a valid F-1 visa. Applications received after the preferred deadline will be processed as time allows. Applicants who are in the United States and have a valid F-1 visa may not need as much processing time. All applications are treated equally according to order of receipt. Applications received after the preferred deadline may not have sufficient processing time for the preferred semester.
* Some academic programs such as Health Sciences (Dental Hygiene, Nursing, etc.) require advance submission of completed application. These programs are competitive, have limited enrollments, and may require pre-requisites. Acceptance is based on criteria such as grades and courses already taken. International Student Services does not guarantee acceptance into these programs. It is important to understand the conditions, dates, deadlines, and additional requirements for competitive, limited enrollment programs. Check under the Academics tab for more information on Majors and Programs.