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Please observe the deadlines below to qualify for early enrollment:

Students applying outside of U.S.

Out of County RequirementsPDF document

  • Fall: March 1 - June 1st
  • Spring: August 1 - October 1st
  • Summer: January 1 - March 1st

Students applying within the U.S.

Transfer RequirementsPDF document

  • Fall: March 1 - July 1st
  • Spring: August 1 - November 1st
  • Summer: January 1 - April 1st

The following documents are required for admission at Cerritos College:-

  • $50 Application fee - New, readmit/returning, change of status & reinstatement.We accept Cash,Cashier Check and Money orders payable to : Cerritos College.
  • Statement of SupportWord document -  Financial Sponsor needs to complete this document and it must be notarized.You must submit the original copy.

  • Bank Certification - Verification on bank letterhead signed by a bank official showing at least $22,000 USD available from financial sponsor . You must submit the original copy.

  • Tuberculosis- TB Skin Test Results must be within 2 years.

  • Transcripts- Proof of high school graduation required. Must be translated in English.

  • Proof of English Proficiency- TOEFL Score must be at least 450+ on written, 133+ on computerized test, or 45+ on Internet Based Test. We also accept equivalent testsuch as the IELTS with the score of 5.0-5.5 and iTEP with the score of 4. NOTE: not required for students currently in the U.S. and Intensive English Program (IEP) Students.

  • Cerritos College Placement Test -  Please call the Cerritos College Assessment Center for dates, times and locations at (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2599

  • Copy of Passport, Visa and I-94 - Please make sure that the copy is clear and easy to read.This is the link where students can retrieve their I-94 information.

  • Copy of ALL I-20’s- SEVIS and Non-SEVIS I-20’s.

  • Transfer AuthorizationWord document -  Only necessary if transferring from another U.S. college or institution; Must include SEVIS release date.

  • Mandatory Medical Insurance Coverage -  Students may pay for international Student Insurance onlineWord document  or at the Office of International Student Services.

  • Dependents - Put the name, date of birth, country of birth, relationship to the F-1 student for each dependent (spouse and children) on a separate sheet of paper. All dependents must have medical insurance. Add $2,500.00 to the Bank Statement requirement for each dependent.

    *All documents submitted become property of Cerritos College, and will not be returned.*

  • SEVIS fee of $200.00 - The quickest way to process the SEVIS fee payment is online at Make sure to print out your confirmation of payment. You willneedit for your Visa interview.

Approximate cost, including Enrollment Fees  for international students for one year regular academic/AA program.

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