Foreign Transcripts & International Students

Foreign Transcripts

Cape Fear Community College requires foreign transcripts to be evaluated and translated by an approved agency to verify their equivalency to completion of high school in the United States. Qualifying evaluations and translations include those approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( Evaluations and translations must be sent directly from the approved agency to the Office of Admissions.

Mailing Address:

Cape Fear Community College
Office of Admissions
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

International Student Admission

CFCC does not issue the I-20 necessary for a student visa (F, J, or M).  Applicants with tourist visas (B) are not eligible to attend curriculum courses.  If you have another valid visa, you may be eligible to enroll. If  you have questions, please contact the Director of Admissions at

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) Students

Applicants with valid deferred action for childhood arrival (DACA) are eligible to attend curriculum courses and must submit a copy of the DACA  approval notice to the Office of Admissions.

Permanent Residents

Permanent residents are required to submit a copy of their valid permanent resident card to the Office of Admissions.

Undocumented Immigrants

According to state board code 1D SBCCC 400.2 Admission to Colleges, community colleges shall admit an undocumented immigrant only if he or she attended and graduated from a US public high school, private high school, or home school that operates in compliance with State or local law.  Undocumented immigrants will be charged the out-of-state tuition rate, can be prohibited from enrolling in programs that lead to professional licenses, and are required to register on the final day of registration.

For additional information, please review our policies in the CFCC Catalog and Student Handbook.