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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Malaysia
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I moved to the US a few months ago on my K1 visa, and I'm currently in the process of adjusting my status. I already received my EAD too.

Just wondering, can I apply for a continuing education course? I've seen the community colleges asking for a high school diploma or GED, both of which I don't have. I have a high school graduation certificate from my home country but it's not in English.

Not sure if anyone else has experience in this matter?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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My husband came on a IR-1 visa which of course is different from yours. I can only answer your question about school. My husband didn't need to show his college a certificate that he had graduated from high school. He signed an affidavit given to him by the college saying that he had. He is almost finished with a 5 month course at the college for truck driving. So far the truck driving companies trying to hire him are satisfied with the certificate he will get from the college. Call the admissions office of the school you want to go to and ask lots of questions. My husband got here in Feburary 2014 and qualified for financial aid both free money and student loans to pay for school.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany
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Your husband didn't have to take English as a Second Language course did he? My husband and I speak English at home most of the time and I know for a fact he'd understand the professors, but I'm hoping that could also be sorted out with some sort of affidavit.


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Email or call the community college's admissions department. Each educational establishment will have their own admissions requirements regarding what they will/won't accept for their courses.

If it's a decent-sized establishment, they'll have a central registry division that will have access to the relevant databases to check the equivalencies for international qualifications.

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Suggest that you contact the college that you are interested in attending and inquire about their admission requirements.


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Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
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I moved to the US a few months ago on my K1 visa, and I'm currently in the process of adjusting my status. I already received my EAD too.

Just wondering, can I apply for a continuing education course? I've seen the community colleges asking for a high school diploma or GED, both of which I don't have. I have a high school graduation certificate from my home country but it's not in English.

Not sure if anyone else has experience in this matter?

Hi! How long have you waited for your EAD? :) Thanks!!!


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Malaysia
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My husband came on a IR-1 visa which of course is different from yours. I can only answer your question about school. My husband didn't need to show his college a certificate that he had graduated from high school. He signed an affidavit given to him by the college saying that he had. He is almost finished with a 5 month course at the college for truck driving. So far the truck driving companies trying to hire him are satisfied with the certificate he will get from the college. Call the admissions office of the school you want to go to and ask lots of questions. My husband got here in Feburary 2014 and qualified for financial aid both free money and student loans to pay for school.

Ahh I see, thanks for sharing your husband's experience!

Your husband didn't have to take English as a Second Language course did he? My husband and I speak English at home most of the time and I know for a fact he'd understand the professors, but I'm hoping that could also be sorted out with some sort of affidavit.

I'm the applicant, and no I didn't take English as a Second Language as my command of English is pretty good. Hopefully things work out for your husband!

Email or call the community college's admissions department. Each educational establishment will have their own admissions requirements regarding what they will/won't accept for their courses.

If it's a decent-sized establishment, they'll have a central registry division that will have access to the relevant databases to check the equivalencies for international qualifications.

Suggest that you contact the college that you are interested in attending and inquire about their admission requirements.

Makes sense, thanks guys! I'll contact them and see.

Hi! How long have you waited for your EAD? :) Thanks!!!

I waited for about 2 months - 2.5 months.

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I don't see how attending a community college would be a problem. You might not qualify for the in-state residency-based tuition though. There is usually a one-year waiting period before you qualify for the reduced tuition. I am not sure if they count the year from when you entered the US (POE I-94) or if they require the GC for residency. Good Luck!


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