International Students: Find a World of Opportunity at RVCC


International Students: Find a World of Opportunity at RVCC

Friday, October 29, 2021
International Students: Find a World of Opportunity at RVCC

At Raritan Valley Community College, we pride ourselves on being a welcoming community for international students. Our campus is home to students from more than 30 different countries who are studying here with an F-1 visa.
Our goal is to offer international students a rich college experience with a warm environment, helpful instructors, and quality programs that lead to an exciting career. Whether you are looking to obtain an academic degree or certificate, RVCC is here to make your international student journey as seamless as possible. Helpful resources include:

  • International Student Advisors
    A special advisor is available to assist international students planning to attend RVCC on F-1 visas. The advisor will walk you step-by-step through the admissions process. For additional information, contact Elizabeth Sullivan, Coordinator of International Student Services, at
  • Cultural Clubs
    Student life is a big part of the RVCC experience. Many international students feel right at home when participating in one of our many cultural clubs, such as the International Cultural Association, the United Caribbean Students Club, the Latin Pride Club, the Filipino Pride Engagement Awareness & Cultural Empowerment (P.E.A.C.E.) Club, and more.

International Students: Apply in Four Easy Steps!

1.Fill out your RVCC application & submit documentation.

Complete all required forms in the International Student Admissions Packet. The application fee is $225. The packet includes a handy checklist to assist you with the application to RVCC and obtaining the Form I20 for obtaining the F-1 non-immigrant visa/status process.

2. Determine college placement.

Once you’ve been approved for F-1 status, and before enrolling in classes, we’ll need to know your skill level in reading, writing, mathematics, and the English language. You can take a placement test either in person or remotely. Schedule your placement testing here.

3. Register for classes.

Once you’ve been accepted to RVCC, make an appointment with an International Student Advisor here for assistance with selecting courses and understanding requirements.

4. Pay tuition.

Pay all tuition and fees by the required dates. See dates and payment options here. To get all of your questions answered and find out more about what RVCC can offer you, attend a Virtual  Info Session or Instant Decision Day to learn more!


Experience one of the Best Community Colleges for International Students

If you’re looking for a quality community college in New Jersey for international students, look no further than RVCC. It is currently ranked the #1 community college in New Jersey by, and Offering diverse programs, flexible schedules, and small class sizes at an affordable price, RVCC is a smart alternative to state colleges in NJ or elsewhere. For further information, visit