The International Education Center is responsible for working with and advising approximately 100 international students in F-1 student status representing over 45 countries from around the world.
Brookdale admits F-1 students during the Fall (September through December) and Spring (January through May) semesters. Deadlines for submitting applications and all supporting documents are May 1st for September classes and October 1st for January classes. We recommend that prospective students begin the application process at least 6 months prior to the expected date of enrollment. This will ensure adequate time to prepare and submit supporting documents, receive the I-20 form and apply for a student visa or change of status to F-1. If you wish to submit your application in person, please schedule an appointment with a member of the International Education Center Staff by calling 732-224-2799.
Applying to Brookdale
In order to gain admission to Brookdale, prospective F-1 students must submit the following items to the International Education Center:
The Request for an I-20 Form. Official academic transcripts/records. These must list courses taken and examination results and must be sent from the secondary school, university and/or examination board to Brookdale. Fax and electronic copies are not acceptable. Photocopies are only acceptable if the copy has an original notary stamp and seal. Foreign credentials must be accompanied by an official evaluation and translation into English. The College accepts evaluation/translation services provided by one of these approved International Academic Credential Evaluation Organizations.
Evidence of English Proficiency. International applicants for whom English is not the native language, must demonstrate English proficiency prior to admission.
For applicants who are currently overseas, satisfactory performance on theTest of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for admission into an academic program. Minimum scores are: 450-written test, 133-computerized test, 45-Internet based test. Information about the TOEFL exam is also found at any official Education USA Advising Centerin your home country. Scores must be sent from ETS to Brookdale. Brookdale's Institutional code is 2181. Photo and fax copies are not acceptable.
Applicants who are currently in the U.S. may take an English Placement Exam, which is administered for free at Brookdale Community College. Students must place into at least ESL 031/032 to be considered for admission. Contact the International Education Center for more details.
Evidence of Financial Support. All international applicants who are requesting an I-20 form (Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 status) are required to demonstrate evidence of financial ability to support their educational and living expenses while at Brookdale Community College. TheStatement of Financial Supportand accompanying financial documents must be completed and submitted to the International Education Center. Financial documents must be original or certified statements. Photocopies or internet print outs are not acceptable.
The estimated cost of attendance for the 2013-2014 academic year based on 15 credits hours per semester is:
Please note that tuition & fees are subject to increase without notice.
Evidence of current immigration status. Provide copies of all immigration documents including: passport biographical and visa pages, back and front of I-94 card, any previous I-20 forms, any previous DS 2019 forms, and any EAD cards.
Students currently attending a U.S. institution, must also submit:
Upon receipt of all the above-noted items, the International Education Center will determine your eligibility for admission as an international student. If you meet admission requirements, the International Education Center will send you a letter of acceptance and an I-20 form. Although you may receive a general letter of acceptance from the Brookdale Admissions Office, you should consider your application still pending until you receive an official letter of acceptance from the International Education Center which is signed by the IEC Coordinator or Director. These documents can then be used to apply for a student visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country or to request a transfer of your SEVIS immigration records or apply for change of status, if you are currently in the U.S.
Please note that the College offers a number of degree and certificate programs. Federal regulations require students in F-1 status to be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours) each semester. Therefore, applicants requesting an I-20 form for F-1 status will only be admitted to academic degree programs where the full-course of study requirement can be met.
English as a Second Language
The College offers courses in English as a Second Language (ESL). However, the Brookdale does not offer a full-time ESL program.The International Education Center can refer students interested in such programs to other providers. For additional information about our ESL classes, please contact the Languages Department.
Brookdale Community College does not have on-campus housing. Most international students reside with family members in Monmouth County. Applicants who do not have a local resident to provide room and board may apply to IHPS homestay program for placement with an American family.
Students can also choose to rent an apartment using one of the following housing solutions for international students: www.cort.com; phone: 1-888-304-2112; firstname.lastname@example.org or www.apartmentsearch.com
Brookdale does not have international student scholarships and F-1 students are not eligible to apply for Financial Aid.
International Education Center
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road, MAC 114
Lincroft, NJ 07738
732-224-2799; 732-224-2980 fax