Applying to Sinclair is easy. Please read carefully and follow these steps to ensure timely processing of your application:
|Semester||Deadline to Apply|
|Fall 2021 (starts August 17, 2021)||July 1, 2021|
|Spring 2022 (starts December 29, 2021)||November 14, 2021|
Complete the 'F-1 International Students' application at https://apply.sinclair.edu.
The documents in the following steps need to be uploaded to your application profile before you are considered for admission.
Successful completion of a secondary high school program is required for admission. Please upload copies of the following:
If these documents are not in English, please attach certified English translations. Please note that the high school or secondary education documentation is still required even if you have college or university work.
Proof of English proficiency is required for direct admission to an academic program; however, if you do not have such proof, you will first be considered for admission to English Now!, our intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Upon successful completion of the ESL program, you will be admitted to your academic program of choice.
To demonstrate your English proficiency, please submit a copy of your official results from one of the following:
Please upload a copy of your passport photo/information page.
In order to issue an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility), Sinclair Community College is required by the U.S. government to verify that students have the financial resources to cover the costs of their program of study. Therefore, you are required to submit a copy of either a letter or statement from a bank that demonstrates a minimum of $17,500 is available to cover the costs for one academic year. Please note that this is only an estimate of costs (including tuition fees, books, and living expenses) for an academic year and individual expenses may vary.
The bank letter or bank statement must meet the following requirements:
Sponsors: Financial documentation from a sponsor is acceptable. The sponsor must agree to financially supporting the student as part of the online application.
Dependents (spouse and children only): If you plan to travel to the U.S. with dependents, you will have to demonstrate that an additional $5,000 is available to support each dependent. You also must upload copies of their passports to your application profile.
Important: Although you only need to submit copies of your original documents to Sinclair, please retain your original documents because you will need them for your visa appointment at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. In some cases, Customs and Border Protection officials may also request them at the port of entry when you arrive in the U.S.
Paper Application: A paper version of this application is available, if needed. Please email the Office of International Education at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would prefer this method.