International Students

For the protection of the public and to assist in maintaining state and national security, persons who are not citizens of the United States may not be admitted to any public two-year college for the purpose of enrolling in flight training, or in any segment or portion of a flight training program, until appropriate certification and approval have been received from the Office of the Attorney General of the United States, pursuant to Section 113 of the Aviation Transportation and Security Act, regulations of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and all other applicable directives.

Admission to an Alabama Community College System institution does not ensure admission to any individual program or course. Institutions comply with all applicable accreditation requirements and standards regarding program admission. 

International Students can contact the Wallace State Primary Designated School Officer for Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, Jim Milligan at jim.milligan@wallacestate.edu.

Wallace State Community College accepts international students who have an F-1 student visa and meet the academic, linguistic, and financial requirements listed below. International Students are not eligible for State or Federal Financial Aid. 

Prior to being issued an I-20 form, international students must present the following:

  1. A completed admissions application. Applications can be completed via the Wallace State website at www.wallacestate.edu
  2. Official transcripts in English that document graduating from a secondary institution that is equivalent to a US high school. International applicants must have the high school transcript evaluated by Lisano International (www.lisano_intl.com) or World Education Services (www.wes.org) in order to determine admissions eligibility. For credits from foreign colleges or universities to be considered for transfer, the college transcripts must be evaluated on a course by course basis. Reports from the evaluation service must be mailed directly to the Wallace State Admissions Office/International Students.
  3. A current and valid passport. 
  4. A current photo (passport-size, preferred) to be submitted to the Admissions Office.
  5. Official transcripts showing a minimum of 500 on the paper-based version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 61 on the internet based TOEFL, or 173 on the computer based TOEFL test, or a 5.5 or greater on the International English Language Testing* (IELTS).
  6. A signed notarized financial statement declaring that the international applicant will be fully responsible and that funds are available for financial obligations during enrollment at Wallace State Community College. Financial obligations include but are not limited to: tuition and fees, books and supplies, living expenses, housing and miscellaneous expenses. A bank statement or bank letter dated within 6 months must be attached.
  7. Payment verification of I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Fee after receiving I-20.
  8. A medical health history with proof of vaccinations on Alabama Community College System form. Form can be accessed under the admissions tab at www.wallacestate.edu or from the Primary Designated SEVIS Officer in the Wallace State Admissions Office. 
  9. Documentation demonstrating adequate health and life insurance, including repatriation, which must be maintained during all periods of enrollment.

*English as a Second Language exam may be waived from all English speaking countries including but not limited to: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Belize, the British Indian Ocean Territory, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Guyana, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jersey, Montserrat, Nauru, New Zealand, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the United Kingdom, the US Virgin Islands

Other requests must be submitted with substantial documentation to the college for approval by the ACCS Chancellor.

International Students Transferring within 

the United States

Any international student who has attended an accredited college or university within the United States may be considered for admissions as a transfer student. Transfer students must comply with the items listed below:

  1. A completed admissions application. Applications can be completed via the Wallace State website at www.wallacestate.edu
  2. Official transcripts in English that document graduating from a secondary institution that is equivalent to a US high school. International applicants must have the high school transcript evaluated by Lisano International (www.lisano_intl.com) or World Education Services (www.wes.org) in order to determine admissions eligibility. Students who have achieved a minimum of a Baccalaureate degree are only required to submit a transcript from the degree granting institution. For credits from foreign colleges or universities to be considered for transfer, the college transcripts must be evaluated on a course by course basis. Reports from the evaluation service must be mailed directly to the Wallace State Admissions Office/International Students.
  3. A current and valid passport and F-1 student visa.
  4. A current photo (passport-size, preferred) to be submitted to the Admissions Office.
  5. Official transcripts showing a minimum of 500 on the paper-based version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 61 on the internet based TOEFL, or 173 on the computer based TOEFL test, or a 5.5 or greater on the International English Language Testing* Students who have completed ENG 101 or its equivalent at an accredited college or university with a grade of “C” or better may be exempt from the TOEFL requirements.
  6. A signed notarized financial statement declaring that the international applicant will be fully responsible and that funds are available for financial obligations during enrollment at Wallace State Community College. Financial obligations include but are not limited to: tuition and fees, books and supplies, living expenses, housing and miscellaneous expenses. A bank statement or bank letter dated within 6 months must be attached.
  7. Payment verification of I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Fee.
  8. A medical health history with proof of vaccinations on Alabama Community College System form. Form can be accessed under the admissions tab at www.wallacestate.edu or from the Primary Designated SEVIS Officer in the Wallace State Admissions Office. 
  9. Documentation demonstrating adequate health and life insurance, including repatriation, which must be maintained during all periods of enrollment.
  10. Request a transfer clearance eligibility form from the International Student Advisor, DSO or PDSO, at the most recently attended college or university stating that the student is currently in status with the Immigration and Naturalization Service. 
  11. Transfer 1-20 to Wallace State Community College via the SEVIS program.

*English as a Second Language exam may be waived from all English speaking countries including but not limited to: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Belize, the British Indian Ocean Territory, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Guyana, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jersey, Montserrat, Nauru, New Zealand, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the United Kingdom, the US Virgin Islands

Other requests must be submitted with substantial documentation to the college for approval by the ACCS Chancellor. All documents must be received before a decision will be made regarding acceptance.