Admissions and Program Eligibility


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Application & Admission Deadlines

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.

Initial Attendance

  • Submit a non-refundable application fee of $40 (cash, personal check in U.S. dollars, U.S. bank money order, or go to cypressapplicationfee.flywire.com for online payment). Applications will be processed after the application fee has been paid.
  • Please complete the online International Student Application. Go to https://cypresscollege.edu, click on Apply Now, click on International Students link. You will be asked to upload the following items while completing your online application.
    • Official secondary education (high school) transcripts in English OR GED certification if applicable
    • Official transcripts in English from any colleges/universities attended
    • Financial Statement and/or 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
    • Eiken – minimum score 2A
  • 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:

  • $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
  • To apply as a F-2 student, contact us at international@cypresscollege.edu.

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.

  • $20 non-refundable application processing fee in US dollars payable to Cypress College. We accept cash, US checks and money orders.
  • F-2 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