- Submit a GBC International
- Submit a copy of passport page(s) showing name, date of birth, passport
number and expiration date.
- Have your TOEFL score sent directly from the Educational Testing Service
to GBC. See TOEFL information at right. (Additional testing information)
a. On test day, include our institution code (4293) on
the test. Take the test early. Waiting costs money and
slows your application.
b. International TOEFL score of at least 61 (iBT) or 173 (CBT) or 500 (PBT)
required for admission.
- Provide official transcripts in the English language to Great Basin College:
a. High school transcripts must include your graduation date.
b. Send official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. The official transcript must be sent to Great Basin College directly from your college or university. In addition, if you want to receive credit for any courses taken outside of the United States, it is your responsibility to have the transcript translated into English and evaluated by
an agency listed by NACES or the Nevada Department of Education. The agency must forward the transcript results to Great Basin College with the appropriate signatures, dates and institutional seals in order to be considered official documents.
c. If you are transferring from a school in the USA, request that the school
directly to GBC.
- Submit original financial documents showing the equivalent of a minimum of
USD $20,415 for an academic year.
a. Financial documents may be a bank statement or letter, scholarship letter
or an Affidavit of Support, Form I-134 (PDF) from a U.S. citizen
or a permanent resident or a combination of these items. All bank
documents must be dated within the last six months.
b. They may be in any currency.
c. At right is a conservative estimate of expenses for one academic year
Great Basin College.
- Submit a Financial Statement (PDF) signed
by sponsor. (You sign if you are financially responsible for yourself.)
- Submit proof of health insurance to cover medical expenses in the United States
and your immunization (shot) records showing the dates you received the series
of immunizations: MMR (measles/mumps/ rubella), DT (diphtheria/ tetanus), and
a PPD (tuberculin test). An estimated $1,500.00 yearly cost for health insurance
is shown in the estimated expenses chart. If you do not have appropriate health
insurance and immunizations, you will be required to resolve these issues
prior to registering for classes.
- If your spouse or children will accompany you to
GBC, submit documents about dependents:
a. Photocopy of each passport showing name, date of birth, passport number
b. A list of the following information for each dependent: family name, first
middle name, relationship (spouse/son/daughter), date of birth
(mm/dd/yyyy), city and country of birth).
- After items 1-8 on this checklist are provided to Great Basin College
and your application is approved, an I-20 Form will be mailed to you. Before
you take the I-20 Form to your embassy or consulate to apply for the F-1 Visa,
you will need to complete a Form I-901 with information from your I-20 and pay
the required fee.
Instructions regarding the Form I-901 are available at www.ice.gov/sevis.
- It is important to apply for housing on campus as far in advance as possible.
For information regarding housing and the application process, click here.
If you are transferring from a U.S. School, the following additional documents
- Photocopy of the following:
a. I-20 from current school and all previous
b. F-1 Visa
c. I-94 (small white card stapled in passport)
d. SEVIS fee receipt (I-797C, Notice of Action), optional
e. If you have dependents, a copy of their documents and I-20s
- GBC Transfer Verification Form (PDF)
Fill out and sign section 1, have your current international advisor complete
Section 2 and fax it directly to 775-753-2311.
- Complete the English requirement with one of the following options:
a. International TOEFL score of at least 61 (iBT) or 173 (CBT) or 500 (PBT).
b. Completion of English 101 (or equivalent) at a U.S. college or university.
If you are transferring out of GBC to another college or university, use the International Student Transfer Out Form.
Ms. Janice King
Director of Admissions, Berg Hall
|Mail Application & All Documents To
Great Basin College
Admissions and Records Office
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801
If you are applying for an F-1 visa: May 15 for fall semester and October 1 for spring semester. If you are a transfer student and already have an F-1 visa, July 1 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester.
GBC’s Institution Code: 4293
On the Web: TOEFL Services
Mailing Address: Educational Testing Service,
P.O. Box 6151,
Princeton, NJ 08541-6161, USA
|Conservative Estimate of Expenses
for Two Semesters
|24 credits @ $90.00/credit
|Books & Supplies
|Shared Dorm Room at GBC
|Yearly Health Insurance
|Living Expense (food, clothes, etc.)