A message to International Students:
October 19, 2020
CCC is planning for a combination of fully online and hybrid (partially online and partially on campus) courses for Spring 2021. Please note that most courses will be offered fully online and that only 10-15% of courses will be offered in hybrid format. Remote student services will continue.
Current international students enrolled at CCC in Spring 2020 have the option of either taking online classes from abroad or continuing their studies from inside the U.S. Either way, these students must maintain a full course of study (a minimum of 12 units) in order to remain in F-1 status.
Current international students admitted for Fall 2020 who are enrolled in online classes from abroad have the option of either continuing online classes from abroad or traveling to the U.S. (after receiving an I-20 and obtaining an F-1 visa) to enroll in a full course of study (a minimum of 12 units), including at least one hybrid class.
Future international students outside the U.S. admitted for Spring 2021 (including those who deferred enrollment) have three (3) options: 1. enroll in online classes from abroad, 2. travel to the U.S. (after receiving an I-20 and obtaining an F-1 visa) to enroll in a full course of study (a minimum of 12 units), including at least one hybrid class, or 3. defer enrollment to the Fall 2021 semester.
Future international students transferring from U.S. institutions admitted for Spring 2021 may enroll in online or a combination of online and hybrid classes (a minimum of 12 units) while continuing to live in the U.S.
Please contact the international student office at your college for additional guidance. We are committed to supporting you, and we look forward to addressing any questions you may have.
Online instruction and full course of study requirements are dependent on continued Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) approval and are subject to change. We will monitor communication from the U.S. Government and keep international students informed.