F-1 Visa Application Steps
Application Period: February 15–June 15
Start Date: August 21 (approx.) See our academic calendar for semester start date
Application Period: July 15–November 1
Start Date: January 8 (approx.) See our academic calendar for semester start date
Application Period: January 15–April 1
Start Date: May 21 (approx.) Classes are subject to availability; full-time enrollment may not be possible. As such, it may not be available to new F-1 students.
These deadlines reflect the estimated time necessary to process the student’s I-20, secure a consular visit, have the passport with visa returned to the student, and enter the United States before the semester start date. Brightpoint Community College will do all that is possible to accommodate requests outside of these timelines, but the student must be aware that many factors are well beyond the control of our college, and the desired admission start date may be impacted and/or delayed.
Brightpoint is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
Brightpoint, similar to most community colleges, does not have dorms or any other on-campus housing. International students are solely responsible for securing adequate housing, in accordance with state and local housing guidelines, throughout their stay here.
To get started on applying to Brightpoint as an F-1 Visa student, complete the following forms:
Begin gathering the necessary information with these documents:
Study in the States: A DHS-sponsored website that explains the rules and regulations governing the nonimmigrant student process in the United States as well as providing detailed directions on how to complete the different processes.
Sprintax: US tax preparation software for nonresidents.
For more information:
International Student Advisor
Principal Designated School Official
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All times are U.S. Eastern Standard Time and are subject to change.
The information contained in this web site is provided as a service to the international students, faculty, staff, employees and administrators of Brightpoint Community College, and does not constitute legal advice on immigration, taxes, employment, or other matters. We try to provide useful information, but we make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this web site or any associated site. Legal advice will vary, according to the specific circumstances of each case, and, because laws governing international student issues are constantly changing, nothing provided herein should be used as, or construed to be a substitute for the advice of competent legal counsel. Brightpoint Community College is not responsible for any errors or omissions contained in this website, or for the results obtained from the use of this information.