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Transferring From Another U.S. College

Steps for F1 students transferring from another U.S. college to Macomb Community College:

  1. Prospective applicant should contact an International Student Representative at Macomb by email at
  2. Applicant must complete and return an application for admission then take our Placement test to evaluate English proficiency. If the applicant is out of state, they will need to show, by way of transcript, that they have taken Freshman English or the equivalent of our EAPP 1300 – Integrated Skills & Preparatory Composition 3 or have recent TOEFL, IELTS or ACCUPLACER scores sent to us.
  3. If the English language level of proficiency qualifies the applicant to attend Macomb, they can proceed with the paperwork.
  4. The applicant must fill out and return all the forms printed from the checklist.
  5. Submit copies of all previous I-20’s and official college transcripts to Macomb.
  6. The applicant’s current school should not transfer the SEVIS record to us until the start date at Macomb has been established.
  7. Once the record has been transferred to Macomb, we will create a new I-20.
  8. When the applicant arrives at Macomb they can sign the I-20 and we will finish the transfer process so they can register for classes.


The documents need to return to us to be considered for admission are: (click on links to access and print forms)

1. Admission Application Applicant’s signature and current address on the Application for Admission is mandatory.
2. TOEFL, IELTS or ACCUPLACER scores Must meet Macomb’s English language proficiency requirement. Student can take the ACCUPLACER placement test at Macomb or take the ACCIPLACER placement at another school and have the scores sent directly to Macomb.
3. I-20 Information Form Information used by Macomb Community College to create the I-20.
4. I-134 Form Affidavit of support to be completed by the student’s sponsor. The purpose is to file a promise with USCIS to support an alien entering the United States and that the alien will not become a public charge. A separate affidavit must be filed by the sponsor for each person.
5. Bank Statement  We require recent (within last 60 days), official statement(s) indicating the sponsor has at least $22,700 in U.S. dollars, in an account to support the F-1 student. Copies are not acceptable. If the statement lists a foreign currency, we also require a letter from the bank, in English, translating the amount to U.S. dollars. Statements from 3 consecutive months are preferred.
6. Financial Affidavit Signed statement by the student attesting to the fact that they are fully aware of the financial obligations of their sponsor and acknowledge that they are not permitted to work. Also signed by the sponsor attesting to the fact that they have sufficient funds to meet the student’s expenses and acknowledge that they understand the student is not permitted to work.
7. DS-158  Student contact information and work history form.
8. Academic Affidavit Signed statement by student recognizing they understand the academic responsibilities of an F-1 student at Macomb Community College.
9. Student Transfer Form Student must complete Part I of the Transfer form, requesting and authorizing their current Designated School Official (P/DSO), to provide information to MCC. Part II is completed by the P-DSO from the student’s current school and mailed or faxed to Macomb Community College.
10. Transcripts

Student must have 2 official transcripts sent from all previous U.S. schools mailed to Macomb at the following two addresses:

Macomb Community College
Office of Records and Registration
14500 E 12 Mile Rd
Warren, MI 48088
Macomb Community College
International Student Services
Office of Records and Registration
14500 E 12 Mile Rd
Warren, MI 48088
11. I-20 Student must provide a copy of their I-20 from the current school plus all previous I-20’s.
12. Visa, passport and I-94 card Macomb must make copies of these forms for the applicant’s file.