Newly Admitted International Students

Seven International Student

Congratulations on being admitted to Truckee Meadows Community College! We look forward to working with you throughout your academic program.

The information below addresses many of your questions about preparing to come to Reno, Nevada, including how to obtain your F-1 student visa. After receiving your acceptance letter and I-20 from TMCC, follow these steps for an easier arrival in the U.S.

Transfer Students: If you are currently in the U.S. on an F-1 visa, transferring to TMCC from a U.S. school, please follow the instructions in the International Application for Admission.


Visas are issued by U.S. embassies and consulates located outside the United States. Typically, the application process includes a short interview with a consular official to determine the applicant's purpose of travel to the U.S.

You can expect the interview to be in English, so it’s important to be fully prepared. Think about your answers in advance, and focus on the questions asked. Only provide relevant information and be honest.