Submit All the Following to the International Student Advisor
Complete Application Form
- International students are required to submit application in-person or by mail:
Georgia Piedmont Tech
ATTN: International Student Advisor
495 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, Georgia 30021
- Fee: A $25.00 non-refundable application fee
Certification of Immigrant or Non-immigrant Status
Present an original document certifying immigrant or non-immigrant status.
- Notarized Affidavit of Support showing that you have funds to finance your education.
- Certified statement from your bank, (sponsors bank), showing that the required funds are available. ($20,494.00 U.S.D.)
- Additional documents substantiating your ability to support yourself/student financially.
- Submit Official English translation of High School transcript with document by document evaluation, ATTN: International Student Office.
- Visit the International Transcript Evaluation page for more information.
- Submit Official English translation of College/University transcripts with course by course evaluation, ATTN: International Student Office.
- English translation, document by document and course by course evaluations required by an Independent Evaluation Service.
- Photocopies and faxes are not acceptable.
Proof of Health Insurance
- Submit proof of current health insurance coverage.
- Pay one semester tuition and fees totaling $5,697.00 to Georgia Piedmont Technical College (15 credit hours). Note: Tuition is subject to change.
- Pay SEVIS Fee prior to interview with U.S. Consulate.
Transfer Student Clearance Form
- Submit Transfer Clearance Form to your Advisor at your current school, if applicable.
Proof of College Assessments
- Satisfactory scores on the Accuplacer, SAT, ACT, or the ASSET Test as proof of proficiency in the English language.
- The Accuplacer Test includes English, reading, and mathematics. Its purpose is to determine if a prospective student needs additional basic skills or courses before beginning a planned program of study.
- Get more information about the Accuplacer Test
Read International Student Obligations
F-1/M-1 students must start their studies in the semester for which the visa is granted and remain in College during the duration of the visa’s awarded period. Otherwise, the College must notify DHS immediately that the student is not in school and therefore “out of status.” The student must consult with the ISA if a problem arises which prohibits the student’s attendance at the College. Before withdrawing from a course, the F-1/M-1 student must have the approval of the ISA, since time parameters for program completion are part of the visa approval process. The ISA will notify DHS officials if the student does not show satisfactory academic progress or is placed on academic probation, exclusion, or suspension. According to DHS policies, the F-1/ M-1 student’s visa and passport must remain updated while attending Georgia Piedmont Tech. It is the responsibility of the F-1/M-1 student to know the expiration dates of his/her documents. If the visa or passport is to expire before the completion of the student’s program, he/she must see the ISA in order to complete appropriate forms for an extension. The student must meet with the ISA no less than 60 days prior to the expiration date of the document(s) in order to have adequate time to have the document(s) in question renewed. Failure to do so could result in the DHS denying the request for the student extension, which would then result in the student having to leave the country prior to completion of his/her program. Admission into a credit program is a selective process and international students must meet the requirements for admission. International applicants must have a complete file before being accepted into a credit program. Once official acceptance is granted, the ISA will request that an F-1/M-1 student visa be issued to the accepted applicant by the Department of Homeland Security.
Financial Requirements and Documentation
The following are the documents that Georgia Piedmont Tech will require/review in order to determine International student financial support. Tuition and fees are subject to change yearly.
Without a U.S. sponsor and after meeting all admission requirements:
- Student must pay $5,697.00 to Georgia Piedmont Tech for tuition and fees (1 semester) prior to the I-20 being issued (this does not include books, housing, transportation, etc). This amount is refundable if the student does not obtain the F-1/M-1 visa. Estimated books and supplies are $550 per semester and estimated living expenses can range from $800 to $1200 per month. The total amount that Georgia Piedmont Tech puts on the I-20 is $20,494.00 for total cost to attend school for 8 months or 2 semesters.
- Student and/or parents must show that funds are available to support the student while in the United States. This can be done by submitting the following:
- Bank statement or bank letter showing you have funds to finance student’s education. See below for suggested wording.
- Other documents that prove that you could support the student.
- A notarized letter from the bank indicating that you have sufficient means to cover educational and living expenses for the student.
- Include a Notarized Affidavit of Support from the student/sponsor/parents indicating your support of the student. This statement must be notarized by an official notary. See below for suggested wording.
With a sponsor in the U.S. and after meeting all admission requirements:
- Student must pay $5,697.00 to Georgia Piedmont Tech for tuition and fees (1 semester) prior to the I-20 being issued (this does not include books, housing, transportation, etc). These amount is refundable if the student does not obtain the F-1/M-1 visa. Estimated books and supplies are $550 per semester and estimated living expenses can range from $800 to $1200 per month. The total amount that Georgia Piedmont Tech puts on the I-20 is $20,494.00 for total cost to attend school for 8 months or 2 semesters.
- Sponsor must show that they have funds available to support the student while in the U.S. The following are ways to show this:
- Submit bank statements or letter from bank.
- Submit a copy of your latest tax return.
- Request your employer write a letter stating how long you have been working and your salary information.
- Submit your last pay statement/wage stub.
- Include a Notarized Affidavit of Support from the student/sponsor/parents indicating your support of the student. This statement must be notarized by an official notary.
Suggested Wording for Letters
__________(Sponsors/Student/Parent name)_________has an account with this bank. The account is in good standing and reflects a minimum balance of $19,998 (U.S. Dollars).
The letter must be:
- On bank letterhead
- In English
- Signed by an official of the bank with contact information included
- Submitted in an enclosed, sealed envelope with an unbroken Bank’s seal on the envelope flap.
I, ___(name and relationship to student)___, do agree to financially support ___(student’s name)____ education and living expenses while he/she is a student at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.
I have attached copies of verification for support of __(name of student)___. If you need further information, you may contact me at __(your contact information: address, phone number, and email)____.
Sign your name here.