International Students

Admission Procedures for International Students

  1. Admission requirements and acceptance procedures are the same as U.S. citizen students.
  2. 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.
  3. International students are required to deposit the first session’s tuition at a minimum (non-refundable).
  4. 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

  1. A completed application form
  2. Non-refundable application fee
  3. Academic diploma/school transcript (at least high school) or International High School Equivalency certificate
  4. A copy of a photo ID (passport, driver’s license, state-issued ID)
  5. Student enrollment agreement form
  6. I-20 request form
  7. Financial document (bank statement)
  8. 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

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