Admissions and Program Eligibility

Application & Admission Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester : March 1 – July 1 (classes begin in late August)
  • Spring Semester: October 1 – December 1 (classes begin in late January)

International Admissions — New F-1 Visa Students from Outside the US

The following items and documents must be submitted: Upon acceptance, we will send you an acceptance letter and a Form I-20 which you will need to apply for an F-1 Student Visa in your home country.

  • International Student Application for Admission (International Students cannot use the regular online CCCApply Application).
  • Please complete and print the PDF International Student Application. Hand-written applications will not be accepted.
  • Submit a non-refundable application fee of $40.00 (cash, money order, personal check in U.S. dollars or go to for online payment).
  • Submit official proof of completion of secondary education (high school).
  • Submit official transcripts and diploma in English from any colleges/universities attended.
  • Complete the Financial Support Statement and submit Bank Certification (must be less than 6 months old).
  • Copy of valid passport required for new students applying from overseas.
  • English Proficiency must be demonstrated by fulfilling one of the following assessments:
    • TOEFL ( — minimum of 61 (iBT). Cypress College school code is 4104.
    • IELTS ( — minimum score of Band 5.
    • iTEP ( (International Test of English Proficiency): minimum score of Level 3.5.
    • Students already in the U.S. may take the CELSA at Cypress College, but must pass by testing into ESL 184 or higher.

International Admissions — Transfer F-1 Visa Students from Other US Institutions

Submit ALL of the above, plus the following items:

  • Copy of your I-20 Form, Visa, I-94, and Passport.
  • Completed Transfer Eligibility Form signed by an official from the college you are currently attending.

Change of Status

Submit all of the above, plus the following:

  • Copy of your I-20 Form, Visa, I-94, and passport
  • Application Deadlines: Fall Semester (April 30), Spring Semester (September 30)

Part-time Admissions for F-1 Visa Students from other US Institutions

The following documents must be submitted:
  • F-1 Student Concurrent Enrollment Agreement completed by student and P/DSO (or authorization letter from P/DSO)
  • A copy of current valid I-20
  • $20 non-refundable application processing fee in US dollars payable to Cypress College. We accept cash, US checks, and money orders.

F-2 Admission

F-2 non-immigrant visa holders may study at Cypress College for up to 11 units maximum (part-time).

Required documents: All application materials must be submitted to the Cypress College International Students Program Office in person.