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Fill out the application* then email it to isp@canyons.edu or bring it in-person to the ISP office.

*If above link does not work, try accessing the application here.

 


2021/2022 Application Deadlines

Semester Rapid Approval Standard Approval Special Approval
Fall (August) Start May 1st June 1st July 15th
Spring (February) Start November 1st December 1st January 15th
Summer (June) Start March 1st May 1st May 15th

Rapid Approval is as fast as 24 hours
Standard Approval
is up to 10 business days
Special Approval
is case specific

*If you miss the application deadline contact the ISP office isp@canyons.edu.

School Calendars

 


  • Types of International Applicants

    Full-Time Student
    (from Outside the U.S.)

    An applicant outside the U.S. who wishes to study in-person and full-time at College of the Canyons on an F-1 (student) visa, and who does not yet have an active F-1 visa.

    Full-Time Transfer Student
    (from Inside the U.S.)

    An international student who wishes to study full-time at College of the Canyons on an F-1 (student) visa, who is currently studying at another DHS-approved school in the United States, and who is applying from inside the United States.

    Part-Time Student for Concurrent Enrollment
    (from Inside the U.S.)

    An F-1 student who is enrolled at another DHS-approved and SEVP-certified school in the United States under their F-1 sponsership and wishes to concurrently enroll part-time at College of the Canyons.

    Part-Time F-2 Student
    (from Inside the U.S.)

    An F-2 dependent of an F-1 student, and who is applying from inside the United States.

    NOTE: F2 sponsorship is restricted to persons that qualify to attend the College.

    Online-Only Student from Home Country
    (from Outside the U.S.)

    Applicants who will be studying online only at COC from outside the U.S.

    NOTE: The ONLY items required from online-only students outside the U.S. are the ISP Application with Photo and Passport, Proof of Secondary Education, and Proof of English Proficiency.

     

  • Email documents to ISP at isp@canyons.edu or submit documents in-person at the ISP Office at the Valencia campus.

    Students Required to Submit Documents to Submit Additional Information

    All Students

    ISP Application Form

    (Google Drive link) (Dropbox link)

    Passport

    Photo

    *Student VISA (If you already have one)

    Passport, photo, and VISA (if you have one) must be included with application.

    Must submit a clear copy of your pasport's picture page(s) and must show the expiration date, name, picture, and date of birth.

    Must submit a clear current photo of yourself. Must not be the same as your passport photo. Must be recent and may be either a selfie or a photo someone else has taken of you.

    Full-Time Students

    (May be required for Part-Time Students)

    A Bank Statement

    Must be dated between 180 days (6 months) and 60 days (2 months) from the start of your classes. The bank statement must show at least the amount listed here for tuition and fees for the academic year.

    Full-Time Students

    (May be required for Part-Time Students)

    Affidavit of Financial Support
    (Dropbox link)

    *I-134 Form (If you are being sponsered by someone inside the U.S.)
    (link to Form)

    This specifies who will be paying for your education. If you are being sponsered by someone inside the U.S. you must submit the I-134 Form in addition.

    Full-Time Students

    (May be required for Part-Time Students)

    Proof of Completion of Secondary Education

    *U.S. School Transcripts (If you have attended any U.S. Educational Institutions)

     

    This may include a graduation certificate, diploma, or transcript. If you have not yet completed your secondary education, but will do so before classes start at COC, you may send us a letter from your school principle telling us that you are on track for completion.

    If you have attended a high school, college or university in the United States, submit transcripts from each school. To receive college credit for classes taken at another institution submit two official transcripts.

     

    Full-Time Students

    (May be required for Part-Time Students)

    Proof of English Proficiency

    Click here for details.

    Transfer and Part-Time Students

    I-94
    (link for retrieving form)

    I-20

    Submit a copy of your most recent I-94 form.

    Submit a copy of pages 1 and 2 of your most recent I-20.

    Transfer Students

    Transfer Clearance Form

     

    Will be provided to you by COC then completed by your transfer-out school.

    Students studying Part-Time at COC concurrently with another U.S. institution

    Concurrent Attendance Authorization Letter

    Completed by your current status-sponsoring school.

    F-2 Students

    Proof of Relationship to Primary Status Holder

    Letter from the primary status holder's educational institution verifying the status holder is maintaining F-1 status.

    A copy of the Primary Status Holder's:

    Proof of relationship can be a birth cirtificate, marriage license, adoption certificate, etc.

    F-1 Students who wish to bring an F-2 dependant to the U.S.

    Proof of Relationship to F-2 Dependant

    A copy of the F-2 Dependant's Passport

    Proof of relationship can be a birth cirtificate, marriage license, adoption certificate, etc.

    Required of students from the following countries:

    • China, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa

    Tuberculosis Test

    Students from the listed countries must submit a tuberculosis test. The test result does NOT have to be negative for a student to be admitted. If there is no test available in the student's home country, then the student can request to test at the COC Student Health Center upon arrival.

     

  • The English language testing is required for international applicants.

    At the discretion of the Director, exam scores may be waived for students originating from some countries.

    This is a list of the most common tests. For a complete list of acceptable English proficiency exams please email your request to isp@canyons.edu.

    CEFR Level
     

    A2 - B1:
    IELP
    B2:
    ESL/University 
    C1 - C2:
    University
    Duolingo 55-89 90-115 116 -160
    TOEFL iBT 45-49 iBT 50-75 iBT 76-120
    IELTS 5.0 5.5-6.0 6.5-9.0
    EIKEN 5-Pre 2 2-2A Pre 1-1
    Gaokao 60 90 120
    F1 VISA Type: Language Training Pathway Associates


    Language Training:
    Intensive English Language Program (IELP). Prepares students for the rigors of university study.

    ESL/University (Pathways): Students take a mixture of ESL and freshman level university classes.

    University (Associates): Students begin with English 101.

    • Movement between levels is facilitated by the College on behalf of the student.
    • Completion of University level qualifies for 2+2 California.
    • 2+2 California guarantees a placement at a California State University bachelor’s degree program and positively increases the chance at acceptance at University of California institutions.

  • The information below is for the purpose of establishing the minimum financial demonstration necessary to qualify for a student visa interview. Costs may vary significantly depending on lifestyle, availability of low-cost housing, and course load. Costs for most students are typically higher.

    Students are required to always have health insurance while in the USA. Health insurance costs are included in the estimates. Click here to get Health Insurance.


    University Level Study

    2022 – 2023 Academic Year
    2 semesters
    24 units
    10-month residency

    Tuition and Fees (2 semesters) $10,320.00
    Books and Supplies $500.00
    Living Expenses (10 months) $14,180.00
    Total $25,000.00

    Note: For details on the college fee structure, please go to: Student Business Office.

     


    Intensive English Language Program (IELP)

    2022 – 2023 Academic Year
    5 terms (8 weeks each term)
    12-month residency

    Program Fee (5 terms) $7,484.00
    Books and Supplies $500.00
    Living Expenses (12 months) $17,016.00
    Total $25,000.00

    Note: IELP fee is $1,497 per eight-week term.