Forms for F-1 Students
I-20 Request Form
All incoming international degree students are required to complete an I-20 form and mail it with original financial documents to the Enrollment Services Office. The I-20 should be taken to the visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
For more information about the visa application process, select "U.S. Visa Information Sheet and 10 Points to Remember."
Request for Release of SEVIS Record Form
Incoming international degree students who are currently enrolled in a U.S. academic institution and wish to transfer to CCA should complete a Release of SEVIS Record form and give it to their current college/university’s international advisor to sign. (This form should be submitted in addition to the I-20 request form.)
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Form
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is defined in Immigration regulations as:
8 CFR 214.2(f)(10)(i)
(i) Curricular practical training. An F-1 student may be authorized by the DSO to participate in a curricular practical training program that is an integral part of an established curriculum. Curricular practical training is defined to be alternative work/study, internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum that is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school.
CPT is paid off-campus employment that is directly related to a student’s curriculum/degree program, mainly in the form of internships. CPT is documented with the issuance of a new I-20 granting work authorization on page three. CPT must be approved by the ISAP Office before a student can start working.
To apply for CPT, download the appropriate application form below and obtain all required signatures before making an appointment with an ISAP advisor for processing. Select an application form to download:
Optional Practical Training (OPT) Form
Please see the OPT page for complete information on the application process and access to all OPT-related forms and resources.
Reduced Course Load (RCL) Form
The Reduced Course Load section of the Maintaining F-1 Status page has information on how to request a Reduced Course Load as well as the Reduced Course Load form.
I-20 Program Extension Form
Forms for J-1 Students
International Exchange Students
Please contact the ISAP Office to request a copy of the DS-2019 Request Form.
International Exchange Student Application Form (non-CCA students only)
Study Abroad / Fulbright
Download the international exchange student application form.
Forms for Study-Abroad Students
To apply to the Study Abroad program, email firstname.lastname@example.org for application form.
To apply to CCA's Study Abroad program, download the application form. Email email@example.com for any questions you may have about the application.
Other Forms & Information Sheets
I-539: Application Form
The I-539: Application form extends/changes nonimmigrant status and is to be completed by nonimmigrants who seek an extension of stay or change from one nonimmigration category to another.
Visa Renewal Information Sheet
To renew your visa at a U.S. Embassy/consulate outside the United States, please refer to the visa renewal information sheet.
Social Security Number Information Sheet
A social security number (SSN) is required for everyone who works in the United States, even nonimmigrants. However, a social security card is not a work permit. Please see the Social security numbers (SSN) for international students (PDF) for more information.
Most nonimmigrants should not have social security payments (FICA) deducted from their paychecks, nor are nonimmigrants eligible to receive any social security benefits. For more information, select SSN Questionnaire.
Cost of Attendance Information Sheet
Download the Cost of Attendance (PDF) for an estimated cost of attendance for a nine-month, full-time budget that is generally applicable to students entering CCA in the fall (revised annually).
See CCA's Academic Calendar for a list of important dates each academic term.
Department of Motor Vehicles Information Sheet
Anyone who is a resident in California must have a valid California driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle. This can be obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You can apply for a driver's license / state-issued identity card 30 days after your arrival. Download PDF
Note: you do not need a SSN to apply for a driver's license or state-issued identification card. Select DMV Exception for more information.)
State law requires every driver's license or state-issued identification card applicant provides verification of birth date and proof of legal residence within the United States. (Visit DMV Legal Presence for more information.)
International students seeking enrollment assistance should contact CCA's Office of International Student Affairs and Programs (ISAP).
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