Admissions and Program Eligibility

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

The following items and documents must be submitted:
  • 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 (money order, personal check in U.S. dollars or go to cypressapplicationfee.peertransfer.com 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 (www.toefl.org) -- minimum of 61 (iBT). Cypress College school code is 4104.
    • IELTS (www.ielts.org)-- minimum score of Band 5.
    • iTEP (itepexam.com)(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.

Change of Status

Submit all of the above, plus the following:

  • Copy of your I-20 Form, Visa, I-94, and Passport.

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. 

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

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

F-2 ADMISSION

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

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)

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

  • Cypress College International Student Application
  • F-2 Status Verification Form
  • Copy of I-20 form
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of F-2 visa
  • Copy of Electronic I-94 form
  • $20 non-refundable application processing fee in US dollars payable to Cypress College. We accept cash, US checks and money orders.