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International Admissions & Enrollment Checklist


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The online application can be completed quickly and there is no application fee! Once you have applied and received your student i.d. number (S#) you are ready to begin checking off the tasks in the following list to get enrolled for the upcoming semester.

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Submit Your Documents

  1.  Copy of Passport ID page
  2. High School Transcripts (graduation date)
  3. Proof of English language ability
  4. Provide proof of financial support

    Attended a high school or college at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction (verification letter from school may be required).

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    You can show proof of English language ability in order to gain admission to Otero College with an online or in-person assessment

      • TOEFL Test Minimums: PBT 450; iBT 50
      • IELTS Test Minimum: 5
      • Duolingo Test Minimum: 75

    International students are required to show proof of the ability to cover a minimum of one year of educational expenses. The current amount students need to show proof of is $19,500 USD and can be a combination of the following:

      • Student’s Bank Statement
      • Bank statement/letter with affidavit of support from the account holder
      • Government sponsorship letter
      • Scholarship letter
      • Letter of Intent (Athletic Scholarship)

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Apply For Your Student Visa

Reach out to the U.S. Embassy nearest you to get detailed information about the visa process and the steps that you need to complete to get your visa.

Be sure to pay your T-901 fee after you receive your I-20.

Additional information about the steps necessary to obtain a visa.


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New Student Orientation

This online orientation provides you with an introduction to Otero and information to help you get the most out of your college experience. You're expected to complete this task, as well as attend an Otientation/Registration Fair.

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Log in to your MyOtero Portal and Navigate account

The MyOtero student portal link is located in the primary navigation menu of the college website. On your MyOtero portal dashboard are a number of icons, including Navigate. Navigate will help you schedule appointments with advisors, find the major you want to pursue, check your class schedule and more.

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Complete Student Payment Agreement

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Book an Appointment with your Advisor

You can schedule appointments through Navigate. Be mindful that appoinmtnets are in Colorado’s time zone (MST). During this appointment you will be making your schedule. Take a look at your semester’s course schedule.

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Submit a Copy of the Visa Stamp in Your Passport

Submit ACT/SAT or previous placement scores if available. If ACT/SAT scores are not on the official transcript, they must come from an official source, they cannot be mailed or hand-delivered by the student.

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Submit Immunization Records

Submit records from your high school or doctor's office.

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Submit Housing Application (Residence Hall Students Only)

In addition to submission of your housing application, you must also pay a $100 deposit. Find out more about Otero College housing.

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Get your Student ID

Stop by the Student Services office in McBride Hall Room 132. Students must show a valid government-issued form of identification.

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Purchase your books at the Online Bookstore after registering for classes