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 by mail or in person.
  • Pay application fee $50.00 (non-refundable) 
  • You will receive a student number after your application has been processed.

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. Assessment Test

  • Take the ESL/English, Math, and Reading placement tests.
  • Bring your student ID number and a photo ID on the day of your test and plan on arriving early.
  • All tests are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, with no appointment required. To access study guides or for more information, please visit Assessment Center for more information.

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 by mail or in person.
  • Pay application fee $50.00 (non-refundable)
  • You will receive a student number by email after you submit your application.

2. Counseling

  • Once you have completed your application, schedule an appointment with an International Academic Counselor to determine if you are required to take an Assessment Placement test and develop an educational plan. Bring your official transcripts from 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: 10/10/2019