International Student

Experience Sussex

Sussex offers a vibrant campus atmosphere that helps international students feel right at home.

Student Support

Our International Coordinator is ready to help you through the entire experience. 

While you are enrolled at Sussex, you will also have access to:

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to prepare you for college-level classes
  • free academic support such as tutoring for science, mathematics and English. 
  • our transfer counselor will help you make a smooth transition to the college or university to continue your education

What's my next Step?

Enjoy an American educational experience within a family-like atmosphere of faculty, staff and many other international students. Have the opportunity to transfer to a four-year institution for an advanced degree.

Applicants must fulfill all admission requirements before an evaluation and decision will be completed.

You must submit the following:

Step 1: Apply for Admissions

Step 2: Credentials must be evaluated

High School and College credentials from outside the U.S. must be evaluated by an Accredited Agency. 

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 01100 USA

Note: Submit copies of original transcripts with corresponding English translations. Request the document-by-document evaluation for a high school evaluation or course-by-course evaluation for College/University evaluation. The evaluation will convert courses, college credits, and grades to U.S. equivalents.

Step 3: Must demonstrate financial support

Foreign applicants must demonstrate financial support for tuition and living expenses, or prove support from a sponsor.

Complete an Affidavit of Support, have it notarized, and submit with a notarized bank statement in U.S. equivalents. Documents will be returned to you with your I-20. Sussex County Community College is not liable for changes in financial circumstances after the student is enrolled.

Step 4: Proof of Immunization

Students must provide proof of Immunization against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella.

Step 5: Receipt of Payment

Provide receipt of your payment of Department of Homeland Security SEVIS fee ($200).

*International students must present proof of a valid passport, visa stamp page, and I-94 arrival/departure card (both sides) upon arrival. Enrolled International Students on a Student visa (F-1) must register for a minimum of 12 credits every semester, must not be employed, and understand that financial assistance is not available.

International students must have their foreign transcripts translated and evaluated into US equivalents by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member.