International Students

Atlanta Technical College Welcomes the World!

There are more than 60 countries represented on our campus.

Did you know that there are more than 60 countries represented on our campus?

Atlanta Technical College (ATC) is committed to helping international students succeed both academically and socially during their time at ATC. Our international student support programs are designed to help international students navigate the admission process, obtain immigration documents, and adapt to a new culture.

Programs of Study

Atlanta Technical College offers a full menu of academic programs that will prepare you for the global marketplace. Please click on the link the view our list of programs.

International Programs and Services

International F-1 and M-1 Students Classification

Candidates for admission to Atlanta Technical College are classified as “International applicants” if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • Students who are not U.S. Citizens and who are currently in the U.S. on an F-1 (student) visa.
  • Students who are currently living outside the U.S. and will require an F-1 or M-1 visa to study in the U.S.
  • Students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status, but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card.

Visit and complete an application for admission. Submit the application along with the $25 (USD application fee.  Once you have completed and downloaded the application and fee, forward a copy of your passport/VISA to to receive further guidance from the International Student Office.


Submit your official high school/GED transcript directly from your secondary school (if you graduated). A document evaluation is required of your secondary school transcript. We must also receive a course-by-course evaluation of ALL previously attended colleges/universities. Foreign transcripts must be translated in English, evaluated, and determined to be equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma. We require applicants to use one of the following agencies for evaluation services of international transcripts/credentials:


Students must provide proof of English proficiency by forwarding official IELTS or TOEFL results. If the student is already in the U.S., the ACCUPLACER exam will be administered on campus to determine English proficiency. Applicants located outside the US, must meet the TOEFL requirements of the following:

  • Internet-based, 61
  • Computer-based, 173
  • paper-based 500
  • IELTS score of 5.5

Dated within the last 6 months showing a minimum of $24,000 (USD) per academic year.

  • Foreign Sponsor Letter of Support
  • Completion of Form I-901 and SEVIS fee payment of $350(USD)

All new F–1 and M-1 students are required to attend the mandatory orientation. Failure to attend will result in a hold on the student’s account. Students who desire to transfer to Atlanta Tech must receive a transfer clearance form signed by the previous school’s Designated School Official (DSO or PDSO).

Obtaining A Student Visa:

You must complete the admissions requirements to begin studies at Atlanta Technical College and obtain an acceptance letter from the college along with the I-20 form. These documents must be presented at the VISA interview.

Pay the SEVIS I-901 fee ($350), prior to the VISA appointment at the U.S. Embassy.
To find an embassy near you visit here and make an appointment to the VISA interview.

Prospective international students applying for admissions may contact:
Mr. John E. Dreher
Atlanta Technical College
1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310
Phone: 404.225.4625