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International Students 

A student who is categorized as a foreign-born person who is not a citizen, national or permanent resident of the United States. International students seeking an I-20 from Columbia College or who currently have an F1 visa are not eligible for undergraduate admission to the Evening Campus.

  1. Complete the online application for undergraduate admission. All international applications must include a one-time, non-refundable $35.00 application fee.
  2. Request official secondary school records in the native language and an official English translation of these records be mailed directly to the Admissions Office.
  3. Request official transcripts from all colleges/universities in the native language and an official English translation of these transcripts be mailed directly to the Admissions Office.
  4. Show proof of English proficiency: TOEFL score of 500 or above on the paper-based exam or 173 or above on the computer-based exam; completion of an advanced proficiency level in an English as a Second or Other Language Program, proof of completion of a course equivalent to English Composition I with a grade of 'C' or better, or APIEL score of 3 or higher.
  5. Students transferring to Columbia College from an institution in the United States must also submit the following documents: a copy of a valid visa, passport, I-94 departure record, I-20 from the last school attended and the Transfer Eligibility Form.