Visas and Immigration

We are here to help!

Students from around the world call the College of Charleston their home away from home.

Our Center for International Education (CIE) is the primary contact for future and current international students.  CIE's professional staff are available to answer your questions and help you with any questions or problems you might have.  CIE will serve as your resource on immigration matters, your liaison to other campus services and will assist you with your personal adjustment to life in the United States.

Once you are admitted to the College of Charleston, you will receive a packet that contains your immigration form I-20.  You will need this form to apply for your F-1 Non-Immigrant Student visa at the nearest US consulate.

Applying for a Visa