International students considering studying in the United States will find a friendly and welcoming community at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).
Plan to study at one of Tri-C's four campus locations with an F-1 student visa? You must provide additional documents in order to meet international student admission requirements. F-1 applicants cannot apply online.
Need help with the admissions process? Read our frequently asked questions or contact an international advisor. Our Welcome Book contains useful information and resources to help you complete the visa application process and be successful at Tri-C.
New, Transfer, Change of Status International Students
An international student is one who holds (or is seeking) an F-1 student visa. International students must follow the application process below based on their status.
International student applying for F-1 visa from home country
Current F-1 visa holder who recently studied at another U.S. institution
- Change of Status
Currently in the United States on a visa other than F-1 and wish to change status to F-1 student
Learn more about changing your status
Permanent resident, asylee, refugee or another visa holder? Visit your Getting Started page.
First Year Experience (FYE) Success Seminar
New students must take the one-credit FYE Success Seminar. Transfer students with 12 or more credit hours and a 2.5 GPA are exempt.
The FYE Success Seminar develops lifelong learning skills and connects students to College support services. Topics include time management, budgeting, study skills, career exploration and more. You will also develop your academic plan. Learn more at tri-c.edu/fye.