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Admission & Applications Info

The International Student Program (ISP) team includes immigration advisers and academic counselors and who can help with all aspects of your college experience, from admissions and visas to campus life, degree programs, and assistance with transferring to a four-year university.

Due to COVID-19, some application procedures have changed, however El Camino College is still accepting applications for the International Students Program. Watch the following video to walk through the ISP application and admission process.

International (F-1 Visa) Student Application

The fall 2021 application deadline is August 1, 2021.

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Find out how to apply to the International Student Program.

Application and Admission Process

Before international students are admitted and issued a Form I-20, they must:

  • Complete the application form including a recent photo;
  • Provide a letter of financial support from a sponsor's bank for a $21,500 USD minimum;
  • Provide a copy of passport information page;
  • Enclose a $50 processing fee; if outside of the U.S., pay the $50 fee through Flywire;
  • Provide transcripts of college and secondary grades translated into English, bearing the school seal, and signed by the registrar or other appropriate official; and
  • Provide a copy of an English proficiency test (not required if your native language is English). If you do not have English proficiency test results (or scored too low), go to our Intensive English Program page to apply.

Students must fill out the International/F-1 Visa Student Application and submit a complete packet containing all of the supporting documents to the International Student Program office. If you are an out-of-country applicant and are paying the $50 processing fee via Flywire, you can email your documents directly to isp@elcamino.edu.

Please communicate with only one person from the ISP office regarding your application.

 

If you are a new student from outside of the U.S. you will need to:

If you are a transfer student already in the U.S. on an F-1 visa:

  • Please include a copy of your I-20 and visa with your application
  • Once you have been issued an acceptance letter, please provide this letter to your current school in order to transfer your I-20 record from your current school to El Camino College

 

Attend a mandatory orientation session where you will:

  • Complete ESL placement testing
  • Meet with the academic counselor
  • Register for your classes

 

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Application Deadlines

Overseas Applicants (Students applying for a new F-1 visa)

Overseas Applicants
Semester Application Deadline Semester Starts Semester Ends
Fall 2021 August 1, 2021 August 30, 2021 December 17, 2021
Spring 2022 January 15, 2022 February 11, 2022 June 10, 2022

Transfer Applicants (F-1 students already in the U.S.)

Transfer Applicants
Semester Application Deadline Semester Starts Semester Ends
Fall 2021 August 1, 2021 August 30, 2021 December 17, 2021
Spring 2022 January 15, 2022 February 11, 2022 June 10, 2022