Apply from Abroad

Applying to Sinclair is easy. Please follow these steps:

Step 1: Application for Admission
Download the International Student (F-1) Application and fill it out completely.

Step 2: Official Transcripts
Successful completion of a secondary high school program is required for admission. Please send an original transcript (record of subjects/courses and grades) and verification of graduation. If your transcript is not written in English, original transcript with English translation by a certified translator is acceptable. Please note: the high school or secondary documentation is still required even if you have college or university work.

Step 3: English Proficiency

  1. Submit your score from one of the following examinations:
    TOFEL: A minimum of IBT-61, CBT-173, or PBT-500 (Sinclair's school code is 1720)
    IELTS: A minimum of 5.0
    If you are a transfer student and have completed one full year of college-level English at a university or college in the USA with a grade of C or higher, you may submit an official transcript in place of the TOEFL or IELTS.

  2. Write a brief personal statement of your educational background and your academic goals in the United States. This statement may be typed or neatly handwritten.

Step 4: Financial Resources
Applicant and the sponsor must complete the Declaration and Certification of Finances form. You are required to submit financial documentation that equals or exceeds one full year of expenses, a minimum of $15,000, for the program of study you are interested in pursuing. A Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) will not be issued until financial information is provided.

Please be aware that there is a non-refundable $20.00 application fee that will be added to your fee bill for the first semester. Please do not send the application fee with your application.

Step 5: Mail Your Application Documents
Please mail all application documents to:

International Education Coordinator
Building 10, Room 10231
Sinclair Community College
444 West Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402-1460