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International Students Information

Craven Community College is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. The application materials listed below are for students wishing to study under an F-1 visa only. All other international student admission inquiries can be directed to the Craven’s Enrollment Services Office at (252) 638-7200.

Application Procedures

All completed application forms and documents must be submitted directly to:

Craven Community College
International Student Enrollment Services
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562-4900

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the extended time it takes to submit all materials needed to complete the I-20 approval process, please submit all of the information included in the application by the following application deadlines:

Fall Semester Entry (August): Deadline for receipt of all materials is March 1.
Spring Semester Entry (January): Deadline for receipt of all materials is August 1.

Application documentation

Select International Students Admission Guide to view or print the entire application package.

What Can I Study at Craven Community College?

How Do I Decide What to Study? - (pdf)

Campus Information

Cost and Fees

An international student present in the U.S. on an academic student visa (F-1) is considered a non-resident for the purpose of tuition payments.


Because Craven Community College is a commuter campus with no on-campus housing available, international students are expected to make their own housing arrangements. Students can begin apartment searching through the following resources:

  • The Sun Journal is New Bern’s local newspaper and many apartments/rooms for rent are listed in the classified section Keyword: New Bern.
  • Apartment Finder is a national database of available housing. You can do a search by typing in New Bern, NC in the Search Box and the site will display a list of are apartment communities. When looking for apartments, please make sure to be aware of the distance from the apartment to the college so that you can make any necessary travel accommodations.
  • Apartment Guide has an option to find apartments within a 5-mile radius of Craven Community College.
  • My Apartment Map

by selecting “5 Miles from Center” under Distance on the left hand side of the web page.

Medical Insurance

Community College Student Insurance is available from CIGNA HealthCare. Eligibility requirements, cost and terms of coverage, plan options, and enrollment information is available online.

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If you have questions about available programs and F-1 visa rules and regulations, please contact:

Wanda Thomas
Admissions Specialist
Craven Community College
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 638-1315