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.
- Complete the Columbia College application for graduate admission
Request an official transcript from each undergraduate college or university attended be sent directly to:
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216, USA
- Request official English language translations of any transcript not issued in the English language be sent directly to the Admissions Office (above address).
- 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.
- Demonstrate English proficiency.
- 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.
- Submission of a completed SEVIS Supplement form is recommended.
- 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 Admissions@CCIS.edu for more information.