How To Apply
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​How to Apply​​​

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.

New Students​

"I am applying to San Jose C​ity College from outside the U.S"

  1.  International Student Application​ (Download, Complete and Print).

  2. Official English detailed translations of all your secondary and post-secondary transcripts.
  3. 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.

  4. Original Bank Certification Letter indicating required funds in USD (For 2018-2019 year, minimum $21,424​​​​ USD required). 

  5. Confidential Financial Certification,  page 4 of International Student Application.

  6. Passport-Size Photos.

  7. 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.

Transfer Students​

"I am planning to transfer to San Jose City Colleg​e from another U.S. college/language program"

  1. Follow the procedure above for New St​udents. 

  2. 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.

Concurrent Enrollment Students

“I am currently studying at another U.S. college and plan to study at San Jose City College part-time under concurrent enrollment status"

  1. Go to CCCApply and submit an application. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Register for classes online at MyWeb​.

Admission Deadline for New and Transfer Applicants​

​​​​DatesApplication Information

November 15, 2019

Spring 2019​ Semester Application  Deadline

November 30, 2019

Spring 2019 Semester begins

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.

English Language Resources​

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.  Click here to see list.




Spring 2019 Semester Deadline 

November 15, 2018*

*Applications received after this date are reviewed on a case-by-case basis


San Jose City College
International Student Program
2100 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128

Student Center, SC-216L
2nd Floor

(408) 288- 3751

(408) 298-1935



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