International Students

Welcome to South Plains College!  The purpose of this page is to provide you with information you will need to get started at South Plains College.  It is important that you read the general and specific requirements for international students and the information below.

 

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (begins in August)May 1
Spring Semester (begins in January) October 1
Summer Sessions (begins in June & July)March 1

 

Other Information

International Student Application for Admission Transfer Form
  I-901 Fee
Bacterial Meningitis Information USCIS Link
Acknowledgement of Responsibility TOEFL Link
  SEVP Link

 

 

Check-In

When you arrive at South Plains College you must visit the Admissions and Records office as soon as possible to check in and submit copies of your immigration paperwork. You will need to bring your I-20, passport, I-94, and visa. You will not be allowed to register until you check in. The Admissions and Records office is located in the Student Services Building on the Levelland campus; office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Testing

All new students entering Texas colleges are required to take the THEA or Accuplacer test prior to enrolling in college-level courses. We encourage you to register as early as possible for the test as space and testing dates are limited. You will not be allowed to enroll in classes until you take the test. For test dates and information, please contact the testing center at testing@southplainscollege.edu.

 

Registration for classes

Once you check in with Admissions and Records and take the TTSI exam, you will be ready to register for classes! During registration, you will meet with an advisor and plan your schedule of classes for the semester. Please be advised that payment for tuition and fees is due at the time of registration.

 

Student Housing

If you plan to live in the college housing, you should submit your housing application and deposit as early as possible. SPC housing is only available at the Levelland campus. For more information, contact the housing office at housing@southplainscollege.edu.

 

International Student Reminders

  • If you are unable to attend South Plains College for the semester your I-20 indicates, please contact Andrew Ruiz immediately.
  • International students are required to register for and complete at least 12 hours per semester.
  • You must notify Andrew Ruiz when you move, change your name, or change your major. This information is reported to INS.
  • You may not work off campus unless you receive an Employment Authorization Document from INS. You will not be eligible to apply for this authorization until you have been at South Plains College for one year and it is only given in rare cases. Currently there are no on-campus jobs available. Before you come, make sure you have the funds available to support you while you are here.
  • If you plan to leave the United States, you must bring your I-20 to the Admissions and Records office for endorsement before you leave. If this is not done before you leave the country, you will not be allowed to return to the United States.

Mailing address:
South Plains College
Registrar's Office
1401 South College Ave
Levelland, TX 79336

Email Us! 

 

International Student Club

The purpose of the International Student Club is to promote international and intercultural knowledge, understanding, and connectedness to SPC.

For more information, contact:

Sipra Eko, Coordinator of the International Club, at seko@southplainscollege.edu
Natalie Guerra, Assistant Coordinator, at nguerra@southplainscollege.edu

 

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact:

Andrew Ruiz at aruiz@southplainscollege.edu or

 


Helpful Links

U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement http://www.ice.gov/sevis/

U.S. Department of State (for information on studying in the U.S.A.) http://educationusa.state.gov

U.S. Department of State (for information on Visas) http://www.travel.state.gov/visa

International Student Insurance https://www.internationalstudentinsurance.com/explained/us-healthcare-system-video.php (This video will teach you how to prepare for your arrival in the US, how the US healthcare system works, and how to seek medical care appropriately if you become sick or injured.)