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International Student Welcome Center

Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) welcomes international students! We offer a fully-accredited Intensive English Program, as well as over 200 Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees and programs to choose from, with excellent 2+2 credit transfer to 4-year universities. Starting at FVTC is the smart, affordable way to the career of your dreams.

Housing Options

Fox Valley Technical College offers two housing options:

1. Dormitory-Style Hotel Suites
2. Fully Furnished Apartments

If you are in need of assistance, please complete the International Student Housing Application. For more information, contact the Global Education and Services department at

New! Coming in Fall 2016 - Tech Village

Create a circle of friends in an exciting new living-learning community located just two blocks from Fox Valley Technical College. Reinforce your learning outside the classroom in fun and creative ways and expand your horizons with special events in the brand new apartment community built for FVTC students.

The Tech Village offers apartment-style student living. Share a comfortable, fully furnished four-bedroom two-bath suite with four other students. Community amenities will include high-speed Internet, a fitness center, walking path and a variety of settings for learning, creating and connecting.

Learn More About Tech Village

Tuition & Fees

Tuition | $5,500
Housing/Meals | $10,000
Books/Supplies  |  $1000
Health Insurance  |  $600
Orientation Course  |  $350
Admissions Fee  |  $50

TOTAL PER YR. *$17,500

*All costs are estimated. Estimated tuition cost is for one entire year/two semesters. International students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

Learn English

Interested in learning English? Our Intensive English Program certificates will help you learn English and prepare you for college classes.

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Step 1: Complete Application

Download and complete the International Student Application (PDF).

Application deadlines: 
Fall semester  |  Apply by May 15 
Spring semester  |  Apply by October 15 

Step 2: Provide Diploma/Completion Certificate

Provide an official copy of a high school diploma or completion certificate; translated into English if necessary.

Step 3: Enlist Evaluation Service

Provide transcripts and a U.S. credential evaluation report through a U.S. evaluation service. Evaluation services such as Education Credential Evaluators ( or World Education Services ( are needed ONLY when wanting to transfer credits into Fox Valley Technical College from a non-U.S. University.

Step 4: Provide Scores

Provide TOEFL or IELTS scores. TOEFL or IELTS scores are NOT needed if enrolling into the Intensive English Program.

  • Minimum TOEFL internet score: 70 
  • Minimum IELTS internet score: 6

Step 5: Complete Funds Form

Complete both forms below along with a bank statement verifying funds available to cover educational expenses totaling $17,500.00 (U.S. Dollars). 

Official Certification of Source of Funds 

Form I-134, Affidavit of Support

Step 6: Verify Funds

Provide an official bank statement or a notarized letter from a financial institution; translated in English if needed, verifying funds are available to cover all educational and living expenses for one academic year. Currency or currency equivalencies must be shown in U.S. Dollars.

An explanation of the $17,500.00 (U.S. Dollars) cost breakdown is as follows:

  • Tuition: $5,500 per year (equivalent to approximately 24 credits per year, 12 credits per semester)
  • Books and Supplies: $1,000 per year (estimated cost)
  • Medical Coverage: $600 per year (estimated cost)
  • Housing, Meals, Personal Expenses: $10,000 per year (estimated cost)
  • International Student Orientation Course Fee: $350 (one-time payment)
  • International Admissions Processing Fee: $50 (one-time payment)
  • Associate Degree/Certificate Program Processing Fee: $30 (one-time payment, done after arrival)
  • An additional $8,000 per dependent must be available and verified

Step 7: Provide Passport Information

Provide copy of current, non-expired Passport. The same is required for each dependent if necessary.

Step 8: (For Current F-1 Students)

Complete the following steps if you are a current F-1 international student studying in the U.S.A.

  • Copies of ALL previously issued I-20 forms
  • Copy of current VISA
  • Download and complete F-1 Student Transfer Form (PDF)
  • Request current school to transfer I-20 to Fox Valley Technical College

Step 9: Mail Documents

Mail ALL completed and required documents together to: 

Fox Valley Technical College Global Education and Services Dept.
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
Appleton, WI  54912 

You can also email your scanned documents to An I-20 WILL NOT be processed without the $50 International Admissions Processing Fee. Illegible applications WILL NOT be processed.

Payment Methods:

Mail: Check or money order
Online: or Credit Card (PayPath)* 

*fees apply

Next Steps

Upon receiving your I-20 and welcome packet from Fox Valley Technical College, schedule an interview with the U.S. Embassy and present the I-20 and letters of support at your embassy visit. The embassy decides whether or not to grant an F-1 Student Visa. Please contact your regional EducationUSA advisor as you prepare for your embassy visit. Visit to locate your nearest EducationUSA Center.

Prior to your scheduled visa interview, you must pay a $200 SEVIS I-901 F-1 Visa Fee. Information regarding this fee and how to pay it may be found by visiting the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website at:

Once you are granted the F-1 Student Visa, contact immediately to notify Fox Valley Technical College of your pending arrival date. Check-in with Global Education and Services immediately upon arrival to Appleton, Wisconsin and Fox Valley Technical College.

Arrive to campus by the date noted in the acceptance letter contained within your welcome packet, and attend the mandatory one-credit, one-week International Student Campus and Community Orientation Course. F-1 students may arrive NO MORE THAN 30 days before this date. You will be admitted to Fox Valley Technical College as a general undergraduate student until ALL remaining requirements are complete. Students registering late will have limited course selection and may need to enroll in courses unrelated to their intended field of study. All international students MUST be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester to maintain F-1 status.

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Club Adviser: Aaron Gorenc 
920-735-4728 |

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Application deadlines:
Fall semester
Apply by May 15
Spring semester
Apply by October 15 

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