Intl Undergraduate Applicants
We encourage international undergraduate students to apply for admission as early as possible.
The undergraduate priority deadline for fall is February 1 and October 1 for spring.
All undergraduate international students are required to submit the following:
* An online application and application fee
* Personal essay
* High school and/or university transcripts
* Two recommendation letters
* Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or PTE)
See Application Process for specific details about the admission requirements.
Proof of English Language Proficiency
Applicants must request an official copy of any score(s) be sent directly from the testing service to the Enrollment Services Office. Test scores are valid for two years from date the test was originally taken. If more than two years have passed since taking the test, the test must be retaken
CCA's ETS/CEEB code is 4031 for TOEFL, IELTS and SAT
Unless English is the official language of your country, you must submit your official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam score.
CCA accepts paper- and Internet-based versions of the (TOEFL) exam.
International undergraduate applicants must achieve a minimum score of 550 on the PBT, or 79 on the iBT.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores of 6.5 and higher.
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a score of 58 or greater.
CCA accepts certain conditions in place of the proof of English language proficiency requirement:
- SAT Critical Reading and Writing score of 490 and greater
- ACT English and Reading subsections scores of 20 and greater
- IB English score of four and greater
- AP English Language score of three and greater
- Minimum three years' attendance at an English-speaking secondary school or a four-year college or university (excluding extended-education coursework)
- Completion of U.S.-transferable coursework equivalent to English 1A (writing) and/or 1B (literature) with a grade of C or above
- Completion of ELS Center Level 112
Please speak with your international admission counselor if you believe you should be exempted from taking the proof of English language proficiency tests.
Conditional Admission Options
Undergraduate students who need to improve their English skills before entering CCA can attend ELS Language Centers.
CCA will waive the English-language requirement if the student successfully completes level 112 in an ELS program.
The college will issue conditional letters of acceptance to international students currently enrolled in ELS provided they have met all remaining CCA undergraduate admissions requirements.
Student Visa and I-20 Process
Step 1: You must submit financial documentation that demonstrates your ability to cover the cost of attending CCA for at least one academic year.
Download the Cost of Attendance (PDF) report, which provides an estimated total cost to attend CCA in the current academic year (revised annually).
If someone besides you (parents, relatives or other sponsors) will be providing some or all financial resource for your studies, the letter of support must accompany the official bank statement.
A letter of support that your sponsor(s) can fill out is included in the I-20 form. All financial documents are completely confidential.
Please send us original bank documents (translated to English) and the total amount must be indicated in U.S. currency.
Step 2: You also must complete an I-20 Request form (PDF). CCA will not issue an I-20 until you have been admitted, paid the enrollment deposit, and submitted all of the following; a completed I-20 Request Form, original bank statement and a copy of the first two pages of your passport.
Mail the above documents to the Enrollment Services Office. Upon receipt and review, the International Student Affairs and Programs (ISAP) Office will provide an official CCA I-20.
Your I-20 will be expressed mailed to you at the address you provide on the I-20 Request form and you will be notified with the tracking number.
Step 3: Take your new CCA I-20, the I-901 fee receipt, the original bank statement(s), and your CCA letter of acceptance to a U.S. embassy or consulate to obtain a student visa (F-1) for entry into the United States.
Note: each U.S. embassy or consulate around the world may require additional documents to those listed above.
Check the website of the U.S. embassy or consulate where you plan to apply for your F-1 visa.
A list of all U.S. embassies or consulates is available at www.usembassy.gov.
Your current international advisor will need to transfer your SEVIS record to CCA and complete part of the Request for Release of SEVIS Record form.
To maintain F-1 status, you must carry a full-time course load each semester (minimum 12 undergraduate units).
For an overview of maintaining your F-1 status, please see Maintaining F-1 Status.
Create Your Portfolio
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International students seeking enrollment assistance should contact CCA's Office of International Student Affairs and Programs (ISAP).
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