Montgomery College's International Students
Montgomery College is proud to welcome students from all over the world! Our location, near the Nation's Capital, and the rich ethnic diversity of our local community, combine to make our College home to many international students. Almost 30% of the students at Montgomery College were born outside of the United States. About 1,100 students each year carry a Montgomery College Certificate Of Eligibility (form I-20) for their F-1 Student Visa status.
Each campus of Montgomery College has at least one International Student Coordinator, who assists students who are in the U.S. for temporary reasons to study at Montgomery College. Coordinators are available at specific and published times. Office Assistants may be available at additional times. Please see the Contact and Office Hours page for details.
The Office of the International Coordinators:
- Creates the form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility) used by U.S. Consulates to issue F-1 and M-1 student visas and by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services [USCIS] to award F-1 and M-1 student status
- Confers with students from outside of the United States or students in statuses other than F-1/M-1 to determine eligibility for F-1 or M-1 status
- Provides information on College services to students in F-1 and M-1 status
- Maintains students' I-20 records for USCIS
- Refers students to resources to assist them with studying and living in the U.S. and in the great state of Maryland!
International Students NOT in F-1 or M-1 status (A-1, B-2, G, H1b or H4, J-1, and others - including dependents)
Non-immigrants (except visitors on the Visa Waiver Program, those with a "B" visa, and "F-2" dependents of other students) are welcome to study part time or full time while they are in the United States and should apply directly to the Admission and Records/Registrar's Office on their Campus of choice! If a student is ending their non-immigrant status (dependents turning 21 years old, or persons ending the employment which gave them a non-immigrant status, etc) they may need to Apply for a form I-20 to get F-1 or M-1 status through the Montgomery College International Coordinator's Office. An appointment is necessary, please contact the Office at least two months before the status will end.
We hope you find this information helpful. If you need further assistance,
contact the Office of International Student Coordinators by phone, fax or e-mail.
We look forward to working with you!