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International students graduate admission requirements

An international student is categorized as a foreign-born person who is not a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States. International applicants seeking an I-20 from Columbia College must provide additional application materials.

  1. Complete the Columbia College application for graduate admission
  2. Request an official transcript from each undergraduate college or university attended be sent directly to:

    Admissions Office
    Columbia College
    1001 Rogers Street
    Columbia, MO 65216, USA
  3. Request official English language translations of any transcript not issued in the English language be sent directly to the Admissions Office (above address).
  4. Develop a personal goal statement that establishes a correlation between the goals of the graduate degree program and the applicant's personal and professional goals.
  5. Demonstrate English proficiency.
  6. In order to issue an I-20 form, international applicants must also provide an official bank document demonstrating ability to pay one year's cost of attendance. This document has no bearing upon the decision-making process for admittance to a graduate program and is used only for I-20 issuance purposes. For more information on cost of attendance visit the tuition and scholarships page.
  7. Submission of a completed SEVIS Supplement form is recommended.
  8. International students already studying in the United states on a valid F1 visa, who wish to transfer to Columbia College, must also provide copies of their valid visa, passport, current I-20 form and I-94 departure record.

Note: International admission is not available at all Columbia College venues. Contact Admissions at 1-800-231-2391, ext. 7352 or email for more information.

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