Each year, City College welcomes students from around the world and celebrates the diverse background they bring to our five campuses. We are committed to promoting international and cross-cultural learning, as well as respect for diversity. International students with foreign educational credentials must submit authentic foreign academic documents from all upper-secondary and post-secondary educational institutions.
Applicants are advised to begin their application at least three months prior to their intended enrollment date.
Prior to completing an I-20 document, international students seeking admission to City College must meet the following requirements:
- Submit an application for admissions with a $100 fee ($25 Application Fee and a $75 registration fee).
- Provide payment for a $10 Student ID, a $5 High School transcript, and $5 for each college transcript requested.
- All new students must take the entrance exam (TABE) See sample here.
- Provide proof of high school graduation.
- Students must provide tuition payment for one academic quarter, as well as payment for other fees and books. (Amount may differ depending on program).
- Provide a valid passport.
- Provide a letter of non-abandonment.
- Provide a bank statement and financial documentation indicating sufficient funds are available to cover a minimum of one year (12 months) of tuition and fees, books and supplies, living and any other necessary expenses during your studies at City College.
- If funds are provided by a sponsor, a letter from the sponsor is required, indicating that these funds are available for this particular student. An additional amount of $3,000 U.S. dollars is required for each dependent.
- Provide a copy of any college transcripts for evaluation of transfer.
- Provide a permanent address in the student’s home country.
- Provide a permanent address in the United States.
- A I-901 form must be submitted with the appropriate fee to SEVIS.
International students are subject to many complex immigration laws and regulations that relate to their legal status. It is the responsibility of each student to know and abide by the law in order to maintain valid legal status. City College is not responsible for ensuring that students maintain legal status. Students can obtain a list of immigration rules and requirements in the Admissions Office.