Thank you for your interest in Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC). As a student applying from outside the United States, please read this information carefully before proceeding with your admissions and financial plans.

All foreign students who apply from outside the United States and have not previously attended an American college or university will be processed as an entering freshman. Foreign students are ONLY admitted to begin their studies for the fall semester.

Your proficiency in the use of the English Language and your past academic record will be important factors in the admission decision. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all foreign applicants. To obtain materials and information regarding the TOEFL, write to: Test of English as a Foreign Language, Box 999, Princeton, NJ 08540 USA. Please specify code number 5208 when requesting your TOEFL scores to be reported FTCC.

Your application will not be considered until all of the following items have been received.


To be considered for Fall semester admissions during any academic year, all of the above items must be received by March 1 of the same year. The college will inform you as to whether or not you have been accepted. The Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) will not be issued until the admissions process is complete.


As part of the admission process to FTCC and before visa approval to leave your country is granted, you must show evidence of official financial support for each year you will be studying in the United States. This college cannot provide financial aid to students applying from other nations, so you must certify your own financial support.

Many international students receive financial help from sources outside the United States. Therefore, we suggest you consult the excellent publications about studying abroad which may be available through your educational institutions or the United States Consulate in your country. You should also investigate financial assistance that may be available through your government or home university.

FTCC is tax supported by the people of North Carolina. Legal residents of North Carolina and the United States are given preference in the admission process. Therefore, foreign applicants are accepted only on a space availability basis.

After reading the above information, if you feel you would be a qualified applicant, please complete and return all information by March 1 to:

Admissions, Fayetteville Technical Community College, PO Box 3526, Fayetteville, NC 28303 USA. It is your responsibility to have your school principal or headmaster send an official high school (secondary) transcript directly to us. If you have attended an American college or university and have semester hours of transferable college work, you must have an official transcript sent directly from that college or university.


As an international student applicant, you are required to certify that you have sufficient funds to cover your expenses at Fayetteville Technical Community College. An estimate of expenses for one school year (August through May) follows:

The budget below represents rates for Fall and Spring:

Tuition and Fees


Books, Living Expenses, Personal Expenses,Health & Medical Ins., Transportation   


Est. academic year total (August through July)


Note: Effective September 1, 2004, SEVIS has implemented a $100 processing fee for Student Visas.

Expenses may vary due to differences in curriculum material needed and fluctuation in living cost. Also, estimated expenses do not include transportation between FTCC and your home country.

Please bear in mind that FTCC expects all foreign students to be entirely self-supporting. Students holding F-1 Visas are not authorized to work except under extraordinary circumstances. Permission to work can only be granted by the US Immigration Service. Therefore, the applicant should not look to employment, either part time during the academic year or full time during the summer, as a significant means of support while at FTCC.

Office of Admissions
General Classroom Building, RM 211
Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 P.M. (Fall & Spring)
                     Monday - Thursday, 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. /Friday, 7:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. (Summer)
Telehpone:  (910) 678-8473  Fax: (910) 678-0085