Important Forms

Admissions Forms

Transcript Evaluation Applications

Josef Silny application - TCC - Use this form to send your transcript(s), diploma(s), and examination results (if applicable) for evaluation of U.S. equivalency.

Note: You may send this application and your academic documents directly to Silny.  However, we recommend submitting this application to the International Services office, along with your official documents.  We will send your application and scans of your documents to Silny.  That way, you don't have to send your official documents to Silny and TCC separately.

You may also use World Education Services (WES) online application

SEVIS Transfer-In Form

Use the TCC Transfer-In Form if you are transferring from another U.S. college/university to TCC. You must complete the top portion and the DSO at your current school must complete the bottom portion. This form needs to be completed before your SEVIS record can be transferred to TCC and before you can begin taking classes at TCC.

Financial Support Form - Dependents

Financial Support Form - Dependents - If you are on an F-visa and have dependents (spouse/children), submit this form along with your financial support letter.

Admissions Checklist

After completing the online application, international student applicants must send the following items to the Office of International Student Services for review. If you do not submit these required items, your application will be considered incomplete.

Submit official copies of all academic transcripts and other examination results. All academic records must be issued in the native language and be accompanied by a certified English translation (if necessary) using an accredited credential evaluation company. The credential evaluation company must be a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. 

Submit official English language proficiency score report: Students from countries where English is the official language do not need to submit TOEFL or IELTS results. International student applicants whose native language is not English must submit either TOEFL or IELTS test scores to demonstrate English language proficiency. The minimum scores required for each exam are listed below.

  • TOEFL: 45 (internet-based test); 133 (computer-based test); 450 (paper-based test)
  • IELTS: Overall band score of 4.5 or higher

Submit proof of funds which demonstrates your ability (or your sponsor's) to pay for classes, living expenses, and health insurance during your program at TCC.

Here you can read more about funding guidelines for international students.

Please send all supporting documentation to the following address:

Tallahassee Community College

International Student Services, SU242

444 Appleyard Drive

Tallahassee, FL 32304


Employment Forms

Request for Social Security Card

SSN - Eligibility and Application Process: If you have obtained on-campus employment, you will need to apply for and receive a Social Security Number before you can begin working. Please visit the ISS to learn more about how to apply for a SSN.

Note: If you will not be working, you do not need to obtain a Social Security Number.

OPT Guide and Request Form

OPT - Eligibility and Application: Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a type of work permission available for eligible F-1 students, allowing them obtain real-world work experience related to their field of study. The student's proposed employment must be directly related to their field of study.

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization

I-765 Form - As part of your OPT petition, you must complete the I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) form. We recommend completing this form using a computer to ensure that all information is legible.

 J-1 Forms

J-1 Professor or Specialist Application

J-1 Professor, Specialist, Scholar Application - In order to ​​apply as a J-1 Designated Professor/Research Scholar, Specialist, or Short-Term Scholar, please complete this application and send it to

J-1 Student Application

J-1 Student Application - In order to apply as a J-1 Student, please complete this application and send it to