International Student Information
We are pleased you are interested in enrolling at Howard College / SWCD. We are proud of our dynamic learning environment and we welcome international students from around the world. International Students applying to Howard College must complete the following procedures and all items listed below must be submitted (with signatures) in order to receive an I-20. The entire application process must be completed according to the following application deadline dates:
Consulate and Embassy Information

Application Deadlines For Each Semester

MAY 15


OCT 15


MAR 15


MAR 15


Application Process

Complete the International Packet for the location you plan to attend.


Complete the Application for admissions to Howard College.

Form I-20 Processing

Upon receipt of the required documents outlined above, Howard College will review the applicant’s admission information and evaluate it for authenticity. When admission is granted, an acceptance letter, Form I-20 and information on securing a dorm room will be sent to the student through regular postal service. If a student wishes to have the information sent by a more expedient/tracking method (Federal Express, etc.), shipping cost will be incurred by the student.​

TSA Personnel - Security Verification

TSA Personnel can call the Howard College Registrar at (432) 264-5072 during normal business hours to inquire about traveller status.

Information for Consulates and Embassies

Howard College accepts International Students for 3 of it’s 4 campus locations. We have a Howard College campus in Big Spring, TX as well as the SWCD campus (Southwest College for the Deaf). Howard College also has campuses in Lamesa TX, and San Angelo, TX. The Lamesa campus is the only campus that does not currently support international students. 

Students apply and can be accepted to any of the 3 campus locations. Each campus has a separate application and acceptance letter that is sent to students who are accepted into the program. 

If Consulate or Embassy Staff need to contact the College for more information, please contact the District Registrar, TaNeal Richardson. Phone: (432) 264-5072 or email:

SEVP Codes for Howard College and SWCD Campuses

Student and Exchange Visitor Program

Big Spring Campus


San Angelo Campus


SWCD Campus