International Students

Patrick Henry Community College is a two-year, non-residential, commuter college. We welcome applications from qualified international students who meet our academic, financial, and language requirements. Our Admissions & Records Office complies fully with federal laws and regulations regarding admission and course enrollment of all immigrant and non-immigrant students.

General Information

  • International students are classified as out-of-state students for tuition payment purposes.
  • Students with DACA approval (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) are eligible for in-state tuition.
  • Federal financial aid is not available to F-1 Visa international students. Funds must be readily available for tuition payment at time of registration.
  • F-1 Visa international students are limited to enrollment in specific programs ( see tier 1 advisor).
  • You may also be required to take the VPT prior to enrolling in courses. 


F-1 Visa Deadlines for Students Application Materials

  • Fall- July 1
  • Spring- Nov 1


Steps for F-1 Visa Student Application Process


Steps for F-1 Visa Student Transfer Process

  • If you currently attend another SEVIS approved school and wish to transfer to PHCC, please complete the Transfer in Form.
  • If you currently attend PHCC and are transferring to another SEVIS approved school, please complete the Transfer out Form.
  • If you currently attend another institution and wish to take courses during a session break at PHCC, please complete the F-1 Enrollment Agreement Form.


F-1 Visa Student Contacts

PDSO- Jessica M. Carter
Coordinator of Admissions & Records, Registrar


DSO- Megan Keffer
Outreach Advising Specialist



International Student Support Resources


International Student Insurance Information

Government regulations require that you must demonstrate your ability to pay medical expenses while attending school in the United States. You will be required to purchase international student health insurance. PHCC does not have a preferred insurer. You may obtain insurance from the vendor or company of your choice. Below are a couple of vendors that have reached out to the college.



Jessica Carter | 276-656-0312 |