Admissions Procedures for International Students & Non-U.S. Citizens

Harford Community College is a two-year college located 35 miles north of Baltimore and 1 hour 20 minutes southwest from Philadelphia. We believe in providing an open and inclusive environment to all students both international and domestic.

Harford Community College (HCC) sustains an atmosphere where individuals and groups can maintain a sense of cultural identity while supporting a strong, integrated campus community. With over 50 Associate’s degree programs, a student population of over 9,000, affordable tuition, and dedicated faculty and staff, Harford Community College is a great place to start your undergraduate studies in the United States.

Applying for an F-1 visa

Learn about admissions requirements for students currently living outside of the U.S. and for international athletes (new and transfer students). 

Transferring to HCC

Transfer requirements for current F-1 students in the U.S. who wish to transfer to HCC.

Other Non-U.S. Citizens

Application information for other non-U.S. citizens, including Permanent Residents and Refugees/Asylees.

Applying for a COS

Find out the admissions requirements and steps for applying for a Change of Status (COS) from your current nonimmigrant visa to F-1.

Visiting F-1 Students

Application information and requirements for F-1 students at another college who wish to take one class at HCC.

MD Dream Act

Information and guidelines about applying for the MD Dream Act (also known as SB167), which provides in-state tuition to eligible undocumented students.

Contact Us

Jeanne Goss - Academic Advisor for Admissions and PDSO (Primary Designated SEVIS Official)

Kelly Otis - Director for Admissions and DSO (Designated SEVIS Official)