International students are welcome to attend CCA’s Pre-College Program. Students in past years have come from France, Mexico, Poland, Thailand, Turkey, and many other countries.

Pre-College is a wonderful way to pursue your artwork while experiencing American culture and college life.

International students must have strong English language skills; the program is conducted in English only.

If you are applying from a country where English is not the primary language, you must submit a letter from a school counselor or English teacher that describes your skills in listening to, speaking, reading, and writing English.

If you have completed the TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS, those scores should be submitted with the letter.

Obtaining a Student Visa

First you must apply to CCA's Pre-College program and be accepted for admission. Once you have been admitted to the college and returned your Intent to Enroll confirmation, you may begin your I-20 application process.

You will first need to mail in a completed I-20 Request form, bank documents that show that you have sufficient funds to support your education at CCA, and a copy of the first two pages of your passport.

After the above materials have been received, reviewed, and approved, the CCA I-20 will be created. We will send the I-20 to the address provided on the I-20 Request form.

You will then take your CCA I-20, the I-901 fee receipt, the original bank statement(s), and your CCA letter of acceptance to a US embassy or consulate to obtain a student visa (F-1) for entry into the United States.

In order for international students to make travel and visa arrangements, they will be notified of admission and housing decisions two weeks after all required application materials are received.

Other Opportunities for Developing English-Language Skills

CCA also offers the Summer High School English + Design Program. This three-week program develops English communication skills in context and explores the range of design disciplines at the college.

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