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Application Process

Out of Country Students
   

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

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM - outsIDE THE U.S.


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 . 

To do list upon acceptance:

2. I-20

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

3. U.S. Embassy

  • Make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy to obtain your F-1 Visa in your country that is nearest to your city.  https://www.usembassy.gov/ 

Upon Arrival in the U.S.:

4. Check-In

  • New students from out of country can only enter the U.S. within 30 days prior to the Program Start Date listed in the I-20, using a valid F-1 visa and valid passport.
  • You must first email oiss@cerritos.edu to notify your arrival in the United States.  We will assist you to schedule an appointment.
  • Make sure you have your new I-20, F-1 visa, Passport, and ready to purchase the required insurance by 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 International Student Services staff to schedule an appointment for academic counseling. Email:  oiss@cerritos.edu 

6. Counseling

  • During the appointment, the International Academic Counselor will review the Self Reporting Tool scores you received, to develop an educational plan. If applicable, please have your official transcripts from previous college/university ready during the international counseling appointment. In order to submit international transcripts to the Office of International Student Services, it must first be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluation service. In addition, the evaluated record must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records.

7. Orientation

  • The Office of International Student Services will assist you to scheduled for the Mandatory New Student Orientation.  Email: oiss@cerritos.edu 

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

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

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM - INSIDE THE U.S.


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 .

To do list upon completion of the application 

2. Counseling

  • Once you have completed your application, a staff member will assist you to schedule an International Academic Counseling appointment.  You maybe required to take a Self Reporting Tool to determine the level of English and Math courses you will enroll.  In addition, your official or unofficial transcripts from your previous college/university maybe required to determine course credit. Please discuss it during your counseling appointment.

3. Orientation

  • We will assist you to schedule for the Mandatory New Student Orientation and Welcome Reception.

4. Registration

  • Once you have completed the New Student Orientation, you will be ready to register and enroll for classes online using your "MyCerritos student account portal. Feel free to 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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