International Students

International Students

Apply now to be a part of one of the largest international student populations in the United States.

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Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm  Assigned Designated School Offical (DSO) meeting hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Assigned DSO meeting hours: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm       All hours are Central Time Zone

 Note: If you are an international student attending or planning to attend HCC on a status different than F-1 (DACA, refugee, L visa, H visa, etc.), please visit your campus at 


U.S. Government COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

 All air passengers two years of age or older arriving to the United States must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding. All international travelers must also get tested 3-5 days after travel AND self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. For more information about the testing and quarantine requirement, visit: Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States | CDC   (1.26.2021 update)

The following are public health travel restrictions based on the origin of travel, not nationality of the traveler. F and J visa holders are restricted from entering the U.S. if they have traveled from or through Brazil, China, Iran, or South Africa in the past 14 days. For those traveling from or through the European Schengen Area, the UK or Ireland, please visit CDC website for updates about possible exceptions. For details on each of the travel restrictions go to

F-1 International Student Resources

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Contact Us

Office of International Student Services

First Floor of HCC Parking Garage 3200 Main St., Houston, TX 77002