International Students

All regular admissions requirements apply for international students. In addition, we require the TOEFL* (minimum score 79) or IELTS (minimum score 6.5) for non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents whose previous education was not in English, and we require authorized English translations of non-English transcripts and recommendations, along with copies in the native language. Non-U.S. credentials must be evaluated by an authorized agency.

International applicants should allow at least six months for completion of the application process. For international students who require an F1 or J1 visa, all prerequisites must be completed before an admission offer can be made.

International students are not eligible to receive U.S.-government issued financial aid, however, they are welcome to apply for scholarships and loans from outside sources. In order to get a student visa, international students will be required to submit a financial statement showing sufficient funds for living and studying here.

Please see the CCNY Admissions International Applicants page and CUNY International Students Financial Resources page for more details.

* The ETS Institutional Code for City College is 2083; City College does not use department codes.