International (F-1) Students

HFC welcomes international students to its campus community. Admission of international students on a F-1 Visa is governed by all applicable federal regulations.

As an F-1 student, you may only apply for admission into associate degree programs (a link to HFC’s Associate Degree Programs or Non-Degree ELI program are provided below). Please submit all documents required for admission to HFC before the admission deadline dates.

International (F-1) Student Admission Deadline Dates:

All documents required for admission as an F-1 student at HFC must be submitted by the dates listed below:

New F-1 Student:

  • Fall: June 1
  • Winter: November 1
  • Spring: Only students currently with an F-1 vis transferring from another US institution are eligible for Spring admission.
  • Summer: HFC does not admit F-1 students for the summer semester

F-1 Student transferring to HFC from another U.S. Institution:

  • Fall: July 15
  • Winter: December 1
  • Spring: March 1
  • Summer: HFC does not admit F-1 students for the summer semester

Admission Requirements for International (F-1) Students

Apply to HFC

Complete the HFC online application:

  • Under “Citizenship” of the application, please click “No” to: “Are you a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident…”
  • Please click “Yes” to the question: “Do you plan to attend HFC on an F-1 student visa?”
  • The name on your application (and all documents) must match the name on your passport exactly

Provide Evaluated Transcripts

Evaluate your high school or college transcript. You must use an approved NACES evaluation service such as Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). For a list of other evaluation services, go to the NACES website and click on “current members”. The document must be sent directly from the evaluation service to HFC. See instructions on requesting transcripts

Provide Proof of Financial Responsibility

You must provide all of the following:

  • Signed Affidavit of Support Form; and
  • Checking or savings account in English showing the most current month’s bank statement, no older than three months.

Full-time students will need to show $21,000 U.S. funds annually. Additional financial requirements for an accompanying spouse is $6,500 and for a child is $3,500 U.S. dollars.

Show Proficiency in English

This step is not necessary if you are applying to study in our English Language Institute. Applicants from countries where English is the official language may not need to prove English proficiency.

You must provide one of the following:

  • paper TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 500; or
  • computer-based TOEFL score of 173; or
  • Internet-based TOEFL score of 61; or
  • MELAB score of 69 (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery); or
  • IELTS exam score of 6.

Proficiency test cannot be more than two (2) years old. Test scores must be officially reported (mailed directly to HFC from the testing agency). NOTE: Students who submit test results for the TOEFL, MELAB or IELTS must also take an English placement test to determine proper course placement. Regardless of any proficiency test, all applicants must take our placement test upon arrival and abide by the results.

Student Information

You must provide both of the following:

  • Complete the Student Information Form. Please make sure your complete international address is on the student information form.
  • Copy of passport, showing name, photo, passport number, and expiration date. Your passport must be valid at least six months from your date of entry into the U.S.

The I-20 will be issued after all admission documents are on file in International Student Services. Please send the above documents to:

International Student Services
Welcome Center
Henry Ford College
5101 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128

phone: 313-317-6842
fax: 313-845-9891