Guidelines for International Students

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Academic Load and Performance

In order to maintain a student visa, international students must enroll in a minimum of 12 semester credits per semester, summer term excluded, unless summer semester is the first semester of attendance. Additionally, students are expected to earn at least a 2.0 grade point average each semester.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance or scholarships are not available for international students at Pikes Peak Community College. All international students must have sufficient funds for their entire length of study.


Pikes Peak Community College does not provide apartments or dormitory facilities for students. There is a wide variety of off-campus housing available within Colorado Springs.

Health Insurance

Pikes Peak Community College requires international students to have accident and medical insurance coverage. There are many insurance companies that offer international student insurance and you can choose whatever company and plan best suits your needs. Your coverage does not need to be purchased from one of the companies listed below but they are options available to you.

  • International Student Insurance
  • ISO Health Insurance
  • iNext International Medical Insurance Plans