International Students

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San Diego City College is certified to accept nonimmigrant F-1 visa students. Acceptance into a program at the college is necessary before Immigration and Naturalization Service Form I-20 (certificate of eligibility) is issued by the college Admissions Office. The decision to grant admissions into college as F-1 will be based on all evidence received prior to the deadlines . Students are welcome to come by the Admissions Office in A-241.

English Proficiency Requirements

To be considered for admission, an international student whose native language (or language of instruction) is not English must present a minimum score of 500 paper base on an International Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or 61 on the internet version TOEFL iBT before they can be admitted to San Diego City College. An admissions decision cannot be made without this proof. The English Proficiency Exam score must be valid within the past two years. Institutional reports or photocopies will not be accepted, our institution code 4681.

Students may petition to waive the TOEFL requirement under one of the following conditions:

  • Completion of a transfer level college composition course at an accredited United States institution with a grade of “C” or higher; 

  • A minimum ACT verbal score of 22 or SAT English score of 550

International Students: Important information 

Fall 2019 application -April 1, 2019 thru May 15, 2019
Spring 2019 application is now closed!

Applicants who applied by the deadline will be notified within 4 weeks of their admissions status.

Lilia Davis
Student Services Technician/DSO

Brian Frink
Student Services Technician/DSO

Nora Hinsley
Assistant Professor/Counselor

(619) 388-3961

For application and deadline information, click on Admission Requirements >>>>