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International Students

Where diversity is embraced and celebrated.

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Where diversity is embraced and celebrated.

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Where diversity is embraced and celebrated.

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Where diversity is embraced and celebrated.

Welcome, Bienvenue, Bienvenidos!

Thank you for your interest in attending St. Philip’s College, a community college which provides educational opportunities in over one hundred fifty programs. International students are welcome at the college, because such students bring with them a variety of cultures and languages that ultimately enrich the campus community, and help prepare all students for the challenges of an increasingly interdependent world.

We proudly host students from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America, EuropeSouth America, and the Middle East.

Our staff in the International Student Services Office is committed to helping you achieve your educational goals by providing for special needs of international students, ensuring compliance with the laws and regulations of the Department of Homeland Security, and promoting internationalization through our services and programs.

 

Foreign Transcript Evaluation and Translation

Download information about foreign transcript evaluation and translation.
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Admission Information

  1. Complete the Apply Texas application.
    Write down you ApplyTexas application ID on your international student application. 
  2. Download and print the International Student Application.
  3. Submit verification of financial resources.
  4. Submit official high school and/or college academic records information (original transcripts).
  5. Show evidence of communication and proficiency in English.
  6. Submit a passport-size photo.
  7. Submit Statement of Understanding
  8. Submit application processing fee - $100.00 US dollars (Non-refundable).
  9. If applicable, submit copies of current/previous I-20 and I-94, as well as a copy of the student's passport and visa.

  • Mail complete application packet to: 
  • St. Philip's College 
  • Attention: International Student Services, Box 333
  • 1801 Martin Luther King Dr.
  • San Antonio, TX 78203

Transcript Information:
All International Student Admission Application Packets and Transcript Evaluations & Translations should be submitted to:

  • St. Philip's College 
  • Attention: International Student Services, Box 333
  • 1801 Martin Luther King Dr.
  • San Antonio, TX 78203

 

Visa Information

Obtaining a Visa:
The first step for a prospective nonimmigrant student is being accepted for enrollment in an established school which is SEVP certified. When all requirements are fulfilled, your application will be evaluated for official admission and if accepted, the Form I-20 and letter of acceptance will be issued by the college you are applying to. You must submit the I-20 to the U.S. Consulate or Embassy in your home country in order to obtain the “F-1" Student visa. Because each student’s personal and academic situation is different, two students applying for same visa may be asked different questions and be required to submit different additional documents.

Additional Documentation Required:
  • Form I-20 - You will need to submit a SEVIS generated Form, I-20, which was provided to you by your school. You and your school official must sign the I-20 form.
  • Online Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, Form DS-160. 
  • A passport valid for travel to the United States and with a validity date at least six months beyond the applicant's intended period of stay in the United States. If more than one person is included in the passport, each person desiring a visa must complete an application.
  • One (1) 2x2 photograph. 
  • MRV fee receipt to show payment of the visa application fee
  • I-901 fee receipt.

 

Tuition & Fees

International students enrolled prior to Fall 2009 are assessed at the current Non-Resident tuition and general fee rates, plus the Student Activity Fee. All other International students are assessed at a rate of $315.00 per semester credit hour and general fee rates, plus the Student Activity Fee.

Estimated Minimum Student Expenses Per Year:
  • Tuition & Fees:$9, 288 
  • Rent:$6,000 
  • Living Expenses:$4,000 
  • Books/Supplies:$2,000 
  • Total:$20,000 
 

For additional tuition and fees information visit the Tuition & Fees page.  

 

English Language Requirements

All prospective international students are expected to show evidence of communication and proficiency in English. To meet the English proficiency requirement, applicants have three options:

Option 1:
Enroll in the Intensive English Program through the ELS Language Center and upon the successful completion of level 109; apply for admission to St. Philip’s College.

Option 2:
Students who are not proficient in English, but are otherwise qualified for F-1 admission, are eligible for Conditional Admission.

Students are required to enroll in the Intensive English Program through the ELS Language Center and after successfully completing level 109, be eligible for full admission to St. Philip’s College.

Option 3:
Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. Minimum passing scores:

  • Paper-based Test (PBT): 500
  • Internet-based Test (iBT): 61

When all requirements are fulfilled, your application will be evaluated for official admission and if accepted, the Form I-20 and letter of acceptance will be issued by the college you are applying to.

You must submit the I-20 to the U.S. Consulate or Embassy in your home country in order to obtain the “F-1" Student visa.

 

Services Provided

General Assistance - Provide letters verifying enrollment for embassies, U.S. financial institutions, and letters of invitation.

U.S. Immigration Advising as it relates to F-1 students - Provide information and guidance on employment, OPT, CPT, change of non-immigrant status to F-1 student, reinstatement petitions and program extensions.

International Student Admission Advising - Review applications and issue the Form I-20 and letters of acceptance to eligible students and their dependents.

Academic Advising - Advise students regarding course placement and degree requirements.

 

Housing & Transportation

Housing Information:
St. Philip’s College does not have dormitories, however, we are easily accessible from all parts of San Antonio and its surrounding areas, making affordable housing easy to locate not far from the college.

Several of our female students reside at the Villa Maria Residence which is located 12 minutes from the college. The residence for young women is run by Catholic nuns, who happily receive young women from different countries, cultures and religions, with no distinction of race or creed.

The services provided at Villa Maria include:
Single furnished air conditioned rooms with semi-private bathrooms, daily meals, wireless internet, laundry facility and private parking. Villa Maria is located at 719 Augusta St., San Antonio, Texas 78215; Telephone (210) 223-8163.

Transportation Information:
VIA Metropolitan Transit - Student VIA discount bus passes are available through the Equity Center located in the Norris Technical Building (NTB) Room 106, and can be contacted at (210) 486-2518.

 

International Student Insurance

 

Helpful Links



Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP):
What a Student Can Expect upon Arriving at the U.S. Port of Entry (POE):


City of San Antonio:
 

Contact Information

Coordinator:
Patrice L. Ballard
pballard4@alamo.edu 

Location:
MLK Campus
Welcome Enrollment Center (WEC) 202

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone Number:
210-486-2876

 

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Important Dates

July 2, 2014
Summer Session I - Last Day to Withdraw

July 3-4, 2014
Independence Day - College Closed

July 8, 2014
Summer Session I - Last Day of Classes

July 9-10, 2014
Summer Session I - Final Exams

July 8, 2014
End of Summer Session I