F-1's should complete the Online Application. Enter U.S. address on application if you have one; otherwise, enter your home address.
F-1 students must choose a program of study other than "undecided". Once your application
is complete, you will see a link titled "Submit Supplements". Selecting this screen
will take you to a screen to upload the required forms/documents listed in Steps 2,
3, 4, 5 and 6.
If you have difficulty uploading your required forms/documents with the Online Application,
you may send them by email attachment.
Proof of English Language Proficiency
Students applying from outside the U.S. must take the TOEFL or IELTS English test and
send an official score report to OCC even if intending to study English as a Second
Language (ESL). The OCC TOEFL code is #1607. Please contact TOEFL information. A minimum score of 20 (internet based) TOEFL and 3.0 IELTS (International
English Language Testing System) is required for admission to the English as a Second
Language program. Contact IELTS for more information.
Students applying within the U.S. instead take the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (MTELP) at OCC for admissions
purposes. Some students may be eligible to waive MTELP.
Submit the identification page from your passport. If you are under 18 years old,
also submit a scan of your high school diploma.
International Student Information - must include foreign address (form is fillable)
OCC Statement of Finances (print and complete by hand)
This form outlines anticipated tuition, books, and supplies, living expenses and health
insurance costs for an F-1 student for one year. A minimum of $19,500 must be shown.
More money must be shown for dependents, $3,500 for a spouse and $3,000 for each child.
Applicants will be asked for original documents if authenticity cannot be reasonably
determined by electronic or faxed copies.
Documentation of Finances
Applicants must provide documentation supporting all amounts entered on the OCC Statement of Finances. A bank statement translated to English and converted to U.S. dollars is required
for any savings shown. Financial documents are valid for six months from the date
of issue. Documents that are older than six months cannot be accepted. Applicants
will be asked for original documents if authenticity cannot be reasonably determined
by the electronic or faxed copies.
Transfer Students ONLY
F-1 Transfer- In Request (Print, fill in top and take to International Student Office at your current school)
F-1 students transferring from another U.S. college or university must submit the
following additional forms:
- Copy of I-20 from the school you are transferring from.
- If currently on Post-Completion Optional Practical Training, submit a copy of EAD