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Application Process

Out of Country Students   

1. Admission 

  • Fill out an International Admission Application along with supporting documents and submit to the Office of International Student Services via email at: oiss@cerritos.edu . 

academic (Degree/certificate) - inside the u.s.

ACADEMIC (DEGREE/CERTIFICATE) - outSIDE THE U.S.

intensive english program - inside the u.s.

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM - outsIDE THE U.S.

2. I-20

  • Once you receive your I-20, pay your SEVIS fee of $350.00

3. U.S. Embassy

  • Make an appointment to obtain your F-1 Visa in your country that is nearest to your city.

4. Check-In

  • Upon your arrival to the U.S., you are required to Check-In at the Office of International Student Services.

   * Make sure to bring your I-20, Visa, Passport, and Credit Card

5. Self-Report Tool (SRT) And Guided Placement Tool (GPT) For English/ESL And Math Placement

  • The SRT is now accessible from the MyCerritos portal and here are the instructions. You can complete this online without the need to schedule an appointment
  • After taking the SRT or GPT you will need to contact the Office of Internaitonal Student Services staff to seek an appointmen for academic counseling through oiss@cerritos.edu 

6. Counseling

  • Once you have completed your test and received your scores, schedule an appointment with an International Academic Counselor to develop an educational plan. Bring your official transcripts from previous college/university to your international counseling appointment. In order to submit international transcripts to the Office of International Student Services, they must first be evaluated by an approved foreign credentials evaluation service.

7. Orientation

  • Contact the Office of International Student Services to sign up for the Mandatory New Student Orientation and Welcome Reception.

8. Registration

  • Once you have completed the Mandatory New Student Orientation, you will receive an appointment date to register online using your MyCerritos account.

 


  Transfer Students

1. Admission

  • Fill out an International Admission Application along with supporting documents and submit to the Office of International Student Services via email at: oiss@cerritos.edu .

ACADEMIC (DEGREE/CERTIFICATE) - INSIDE THE U.S.

ACADEMIC (DEGREE/CERTIFICATE) - OUTSIDE THE U.S.

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM - INSIDE THE U.S.

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM - OUTSIDE THE U.S.

2. Counseling

  • Once you have completed your application, schedule an International Academic Counseling appointment to determine if you are required to take the Self Report Tool or the Guided Placement Tool which will determine which courses you will take. Bring your official or unofficial transcripts from your previous college/university to your counseling appointment.

3. Orientation

  • Contact the Office of International Student Services to sign up for the Mandatory New Student Orientation and Welcome Reception.

4. Registration

  • Once you have completed the New Student Orientation, you will also receive an appointment to register online using your MyCerritos account. Contact us for assistance with registration.

5. Counseling

  • International Academic Counselors are available to assist you in your educational planning year-round. You are strongly recommended to make an appointment with a counselor early in the semester to ensure that your educational plan accurately reflects your educational goal.

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Last Update: 5/29/2020