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)
  • All documents must be submitted via email as PDF documents to Non-PDF documents will not be accepted.

Initial Attendance — 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.

  • Submit a non-refundable application fee of $40.00 (cash, money order, personal check in U.S. dollars or go to for online payment). Applications will be processed after the application fee has been paid.
  • Please complete and print the PDF International Student Application. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.
  • Submit official secondary education (high school) transcripts in English OR GED certification if applicable. Submit official transcripts in English from any colleges/universities attended. Please send to: International Students Program, Cypress College, 9200 Valley View st., Cypress, CA 90630
  • Complete the Financial Support Statement (see page 3 of the application) 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:
    • TOEFL ( — minimum of 61 (iBT). Cypress College school code is 4104.
    • IELTS ( — minimum score of Band 5.
    • iTEP ( — minimum score of Level 3.5.
    • PTE Academic ( — minimum score of 44.
    • Duolingo English Test ( – minimum score of 85 required, on first attempt. This is an online English proficiency test taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with Cypress College when you send your results. Certified results are available within 3–5 days of the test session.
    • Certificate of required ESL Level completion (must be less than one year old) from any of our partner language schools.
    • Previous college-level English coursework from a U.S. college/university (transcript required).
  • Applicants under 18 must also complete the Cypress College Consent to Treat Minor Patient form.

Transfer 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.

Change of Status

Please contact the ISP Office at (714) 484-7049 to schedule an appointment with the Program Manager.

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

The following documents must be submitted to the Cypress College International Students Program Office in person:

  • $20 non-refundable application processing fee in US dollars payable to Cypress College. We accept cash, US checks, and money orders.
  • 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

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.