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.


F-1 Visa Student Contacts

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


DSO- Megan Keffer
Outreach Advising Specialist



International Student Support Resources




Jessica Carter | 276-656-0312 |