International Student Admissions
Congratulations! You've taken the first step in what could be the most important step in your life, an Education in the United States of America. The people you will meet, the experience you will have, will change your life forever.
Key Services Provided Include:
- International student admissions - We process international student applications and provide Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Designated School Office (DSO) services. This includes assisting students with processing INS applications to Change Status & Employment Authorization.
- Maintain information for international student insurance.
- Maintain current information on how to enter Professional/ Technical and Lower Division Transfer programs.
Umpqua complies with all state and federal requirements regarding the confidentiality of student records. In general, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1968 prohibits us from releasing information to anyone other than the identified student without the written release of that student. Questions regarding this policy may be directed to:
David Farrington, Registrar.
The International Admissions Office is located in the Campus Center Building. Regular public service hours are: Mon & Wed-Fri: 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Tues: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., throughout the academic year, except for official college holidays. Summer hours are: Mon, Wed & Thurs: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tues: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please check the academic calendar for campus closure dates and extended hours during first week of each term.
Our Size & Location
Umpqua Community College has one of the most picturesque campuses in the country. Nestled between beautiful tree-studded hills, it overlooks a large bend in the North Umpqua River. Natural volcanic rock and rustic, cedar shake architecture grace the 17 campus buildings located on a 100-acres six miles north of Roseburg, Oregon. Mild year-round climate complement the scenic beauty of the campus.
Roseburg is a beautiful city surrounded by rolling hills and bordered by two mountain ranges. We are located in Douglas County, Oregon's Timber Capital. Roseburg is 180 miles south of Portland, Oregon; 80 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean; and 400 miles north of San Francisco, California.
What UCC has to Offer
Umpqua Community College (UCC) is a post-secondary institution which enables students to complete the first two years of university coursework with an Associate Degree or to complete an Associate in Applied Science Degree in a Professional Technical field. Our students have the advantage of smaller classes and more personal attention than they would receive at a large university. We maintain a close relationship with the Oregon universities and have agreements with them which enable our graduates to enter the university as juniors and to complete their university degrees with only two additional years of education in most cases.
Many international students who want to feel more comfortable with their English language proficiency choose to come to Umpqua. Our international students find that they have more involvement with English speaking students and members of the community here and so learn the language more quickly than they would if they were living and associating with a large group of students from their own culture at a large university. We strive to keep a small, balanced number of students from various areas of the world so that the experience our students have maximizes their opportunity to learn English and to become involved with people of other nations as well.
International Admission Application Process
To be considered for admission to Umpqua Community College, applicants are required to complete an International Application packet. The application will not be reviewed until the following completed forms:
- International Student Application
- International Student Academic Agreement
- Notarized Financial Statement
- Health Information/Physical Examination
- Educational Background Chart
- Application Checklist
AND the following documents have been received in our office:
- Writing Sample for admission
- Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL) or IELTS
- $50.00 Application Fee
- Official copies of all Secondary & Post-secondary education in the USA or abroad
- Notarized Bank Statement
NOTE: Carefully review the Application Checklist listed above for detailed information regarding your application responsibilities.
The forms will be found at http://www.umpqua.edu/forms.
Mail all required application documents with $50.00 money/postal orderto UCC's International Admission's Office, PO Box 967, Roseburg, OR USA, 97470.
Umpqua CC does not publish a deadline for admission. Acceptance will depend upon likelihood that all documentation, visa issuance, travel and advising can be completed prior to the preferred term of admission. It is strongly recommended applicants submit all application documents a minimum of 90 days prior to the start of the preferred term of admission.
The Board of Directors for Umpqua Community College sets the amount of tuition and fees each year. It is the philosophy of the Board to keep both tuition and fees as low as possible.
Use this link to view the current tuition cost at UCC.
UCC Requires a Tuition Deposit
When an applicant has been accepted for study at UCC a direct deposit must be made in the student's name. A minimum of $4,000 (USA currency) must be deposited into Umpqua Community College's bank account to cover the first term of attendance (12 credits tuition, fees, books & first year of Accident and Illness Insurance Premiums only).
Upon completing the Wire Transfer/Direct Deposit, the student must FAX the receipt to the International Admissions Office at (541) 440-7713 or mail the receipt to our office. The deposit receipt is required before the I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility Document) will be released to the student and for tracking the transaction. The receipt will also initiate the student's account and guarantee the money be available for initial student expenditures.
NOTE: Umpqua Community College bank account information, required to complete the Direct Deposit or Wire Transfer Deposit transaction, will be provided in the student's letter of acceptance.
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No matter what your decision may be, to study in your home country or to study abroad, we wish you every success as you pursue your educational goal.