Applying to San Jose City College is Easy!
NO APPLICATION FEE for the 2018-2019 academic year!
Submit an application and supporting documents below by the application deadline.
International Student Application (Download, Complete and Print).
English Language Proficiency Requirement:a) By Examination: Scores must be sent directly by testing agency
TOEFL School Code: 4686 Dept Code: 00, Minimum Score: 500 paper-based; 61 iBT.
IELTS Academic Module Minimum Band Score: 5.5.
STEP-EIKEN Minimum Score: Step 2A.
PTE: Academic Test Minimum Score: 42
b) Completion of the prerequisite course for college level English at U.S. institution.
c) By Participation in
Partner English Language Program.
Original Bank Certification Letter indicating required funds in USD (For 2018-2019 year, minimum $21,424 USD required).
Confidential Financial Certification, page 4 of
International Student Application.
International Dependent Form (if applicable).
Upon receipt of a complete application, the international admissions staff will review it. Admission decisions will be mailed within 2 weeks.
Admitted students will receive a letter of acceptance, form I-20, and other admission information.
Follow the procedure above for New Students.
In addition, submit a copy of Current Form I-20, F1 visa, passport biographical information page, and I-94 card. You can access your I-94 information at
the official website.
Upon receipt of a complete application, the international admissions staff will review it. Admission decisions will be mailed within 2 weeks. Admitted transfer students will be issued a transfer release form in the admission packet that needs to be completed by the school the students are transferring from. A transfer must occur within 60 days of the session end date of the first school. Transfer students must be in good academic and immigration standing at the previous school attended.
CCCApply and submit an application.
Obtain a permission letter from your current school’s International Program allowing you to take one or two courses at SJCC. Bring permission letter to the Office of Admissions & Records at San Jose City College to obtain a student ID number.
If you are registering for a class that has a prerequisite, clear prerequisites with a SJCC counselor by bringing a copy of your transcripts to the Counseling Department.
Register for classes online at
Admission Deadline for New and Transfer Applicants
We may continue to accept applications after the stated deadline on a case-by-case basis. Students in Partner English Language Programs may also apply after the deadline.
We welcome your questions. Please feel free to contact us for additional information.
We understand that taking a standardized examination to assess your English may be challenging. We offer another option to help you meet our English Language Proficiency requirement- Participation in a Partner English Language Program. Upon completion of certain English levels in the intensive English Program or by the recommendation of the program, students will be eligible to transfer to San Jose City College without taking the standardized TOEFL/IELTS exam. Students attending the following language institutes are eligible to transfer to SJCC under this partnership agreement.
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Spring 2019 Semester Deadline
November 15, 2018*
*Applications received after this date are reviewed on a case-by-case basis