Admission Procedures for International Students
- Admission requirements and acceptance procedures are the same as U.S. citizen students.
- In order for international students to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20), he or she must provide the financial document and/or an Affidavit of Support Form (I-134) to the admissions office. I-134 form verifies that all funds will be available for educational and living expenses while a student is studying in the United States. Once accepted, prospective students in foreign countries must apply to the American Consulate in their country for a special student non-quota F-1 or M-1 visa.
- International students are required to deposit the first session’s tuition at a minimum (non-refundable).
- For associate degree applications, students need to provide evaluation of language proficiency by submitting a TOEFL or ACCUPLACER score.
* Columbia College will not issue an I-20 form or an acceptance letter if an applicant fails to submit the required documentation and to pay the appropriate fees.
Required Materials for International Students
- A completed application form
- Non-refundable application fee
- Academic diploma/school transcript (at least high school) or International High School Equivalency certificate
- A copy of a photo ID (passport, driver’s license, state-issued ID)
- Student enrollment agreement form
- I-20 request form
- Financial document (bank statement)
- I-901 SEVIS student exchange/visitor processing fee receipt
Language proficiency test score (minimum score: PBT 500, CBT 173, IBT 61, or ACCUPLACER 261) if applying for an Associate Degree Program