International Students


We are pleased to learn of your interest in Porterville College and of your desire for further education in the United States. You may access the current schedule of classes and college catalog.  Please Contact Janice Halopoff, International Students Coordinator, at ( for additional information.

Your investment in time and money to study here warrants our examination of all factors leading to successful study. With this in mind, we have established several admission requirements which all international applicants must meet. To determine whether you are eligible for admission to Porterville College, it is necessary that several documents be completed and returned to the Office of Admissions and Records.

Checklist of Required Documents

  • Please take the TOEFL exam before applying to the college.
  • I-20 Application Page
  • English Assessment / PC Placement
  • High School Transcript
  • College Transcript (If Applicable )
  • Sponsor Form
  • Bank Statement
  • Copy of Previous I-20 (if applicable )
  • Passport & Visa Pages
  • Original I-94
  • One Page Essay (explaining your major and goals)
  • One Passport Size Photo
  • Processing Fee $50 ( Money Order or U.S. Check)
  • Transfer Eligibility (Transfer-In form) ( If applicable)
  • Proof of Health / Medical Insurance (Translated in English) with explanation of coverage

​Please click on the button below to download the application packet.  

International Student Application Packet

All documents not in English must be translated prior to submission.

Porterville College
100 E. College Avenue
Porterville, CA 93257

Photo of students on campus.

Some comments from PC students:

In this college there are a few international students. This is why we can get opportunities to contact with American cultures and people, easily. This college also has good events that allows us to have such opportunities, too. Moreover, staff in this college are very kind to international students and they sincerely take care of us. You will be welcomed by the staff in Admissions Office when you come to this college for the first time.

Hiro, Japanese student

Porterville College is a pretty small college. Various people come to this college to accomplish their each purpose. I like to see the people studying to have their dreams come true in this college. They often encourage me to keep my motivation to study. Anyway, this college is nice.

Japanese student

Academic Year:

The academic year is divided into two segments called "semesters". International students are required to be on campus approximately two weeks prior to the beginning of a semester. Orientation, advising and registration for classes precedes the beginning of each semester. The Fall semester usually begins the middle of August and is completed the end of December. The Spring semester usually begins the middle of January and is completed the end of May. A summer session if offered from early June through late July.

Deadline for International Students:

Fall Semester (August-December) 

  • Deadline out of the country: June 15 
  • Deadline in the USA: July 15 

Spring Semester (January-May) 

  • Deadline out of country: November 1
  • Deadline in the USA: December 10 


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