2.7 Immigration and Department of Homeland Security Requirements

Responsible Position

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs


External Website: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, I-901 SEVIS Fee


Alexandria Technical and Community College adheres to the regulations set forth by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS requires that all international students who attend United States colleges on student visas must complete a minimum of eight credits in each academic semester and maintain the minimum grade point average as established by the college.

In 2004, Congress mandated all international students and exchange visitors must pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee, which funds the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and SEVIS. This fee is separate from visa fees and school SEVIS administration fees. Please contact the ATCC International Student Advisor at international@alextech.edu if you need further assistance.

Related ATCC Documents:


Approved by: Leadership Council

Effective Date: 5/5/2021

Next Review Date: May 2024

Archive: 3.7 Immigration and Department of Homeland Security Requirements