International Students


Applicants from outside the United States may be admitted to Odessa College by meeting regular

admission requirements and deadlines set for receipt of materials for international students. International

students must agree to comply with all international student regulations to remain enrolled.

All of the below documents and items/materials must be received in the OC Admissions Office by the following dates:

Deadlines for receipt of materials:

Fall Semester

June 1

Spring Semester

October 1

Summer Semesters

March 1

The following must be contained in the applicants file: 

(Click here to download this checklist)

    1. Completed and signed International Application for Admission & Registration Survey.

    2. Non-refundable application fee: $50 (US currency –please pay with a cashiers check).

    3. Copy(ies) of passport information (name, passport number, address, etc.)

  1. Official high school transcript or college(s)/university(ies), if applicable. Transcripts must be translated into English. A list of Foreign Credential Evaluation services is included.

  2. Official score report on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 525 on the paper test or 70 on the Internet based test. For testing information visit:

  3. A physician's statement showing proof of immunization against diphtheria and tetanus within the last 10 years.

  4. BEGINNING SPRING 2014: All first time students under the age of 22 must have the bacterial meningitis vaccination.

  5. A negative result on a tuberculosis test and evidence of good physical health.

  6. Financial statement showing proof of funds to cover $17,000 per calendar year to cover educational and living expenses. Add $5,000 for each additional dependent. International Students are not eligible for any financial aid through Odessa College Student Financial Services Office.

  7. Proof of medical insurance including evacuation/repatriation. Verification is required for each semester of enrollment. The following are a few of many choices: Travel Insurance ServicesInternational SOS,VISIT International Health Insurance Program, International Student Insurance (PDF Brochure HERE).

Submit all documents together by either mailing to:

Odessa College
Office of Admissions, International
201 W. University
Odessa, Texas 79764

or, drop off documents in the Wrangler Express Center located on the first floor of the Saulsbury Campus Center.

Applications received after the deadline date will be considered for admission for the next semester. International students who wish to transfer to Odessa College from another accredited U.S. college or university must have the Odessa College International Student SEVIS Transfer Form completed by the international advisor from the previously attended institution prior to admission. International students who are interested in online classes and are not planning to come to the United States should contact admissions for requirements. If you would like this information mailed to your home or if you have questions please contact the Admissions Office.

Student housing is available at our Century Commons located on campus grounds. The City of Odessa provides useful links including the EZ Rider (public transportation) routes and schedules.