ATTENTION ALL CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:                   Thank you for your interest in the San Diego City College International Student Program. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the San Diego Community College District has moved toward the overall closure of in-person operations. Our department is offering limited services until further notice. For more information and updates, please visit the SDCCD Coronavirus news center here

We encourage prospective & continuing F-1 students interested in the latest visa information, to visit The Department of State website: 

If you have any questions about the international admissions process, requirements or deadlines an international student services representative is available to assist you remotely. 

We are available to assist you remotely. To email us, please scroll down to the end of this page.

San Diego City College is certified to accept nonimmigrant F-1 visa students. Acceptance into the F-1 visa program at the college is necessary before a Certificate of Eligibility Form I-20 is issued by the college admissions office. The decision to grant admissions into San Diego City College, will be based on all evidence received and once admissions application documents are reviewed. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.                 

Applicants who applied by the deadline will be notified within 4 weeks of their admissions status.

Application Deadline

Your completed application must arrive in our office by:

ADMISSION DATES FOR SPRING & FALL SEMESTERS                                                                                                      

  • FALL 2022 Applications will be accepted between April 1- May 15, 2022.                                              Deadline to submit all required admissions application documents is May 15, 2022.                                                                                                            
  • SPRING 2023 Applications will be accepted between September 1-October 15, 2022.                      Deadline to submit all required admissions application documents is October 15, 2022.                                      

Mailing Address

Please mail completed application forms and all required official documents including a non-refundable application fee of $100 to the following address:

San Diego City College
International Student Admissions, A-241
1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

General Information

  1. An international student is required to maintain a full-time course load (minimum of 12 units) each semester at San Diego City College and make satisfactory progress each semester while at San Diego City College. Part-time F-1 status will not be approved. The registration status and academic performance of all international students will be monitored through out the semester by the college and reported via SEVIS.
  2. Prospective international students are advised that they must comply with all requirements of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and of San Diego City College to be admitted as international students.
  3. A recent passport style photograph must be submitted with the internatioanl admissions application (passport size is acceptable), along with all required international admissions application documents by the set deadlines for fall or spring.
  4. $100.00 Non-Refundable Application Fee Required.
  5. English Proficiency is Required, TOEFL score of 61iBT or Paper based TOEFL score of 500.
  6. Health Examination Reeport Required.
  7. Verification of Financial Resources Required.
  8. International Student Must Have Graduated From High School with a Grade Point Avarage of "C" (2.0) or Better. Foreign coursework must be properly evaluated by a USA credentialing agency under Evaluated report by a NACES credentialing agency must include GPA (grade point avarage).
  9. A transfer student from another accredited United States college or university must:
    1. Complete the application for international student;
    2. Submit all supporting documents;
    3. Have pursued a full-time course of study with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (C) at the college the student was last authorized to attend. An official transcript must be filed, and;
    4. Follow set transfer procedures of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  10. Restriction on Aviation Program. The Federal government prohibits all F-visa (F-1, F-2 and F-3) students from enrolling in any Aviation Maintenance Technology (AVIM) and/or Aviation Operations (AVIA) classes and programs. No exceptions will be made. Student enrollment is monitored and students will be administratively dropped.


Enrollment Services, Admissions

Lilia Davis
Student Services Technician/DSO
International Student Specialist
(619) 388-3476

Academic Counseling
Nora Hinsley
Assistant Professor/Counselor
(619) 388-3961