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Below are instructions for applying to the Academic (Credit) Program or the Intensive English Program (IEP). If you do not know which program you should apply to, or would like more information about City Colleges degree options, please download our Educational Pathways.

To determine which program is right for you, please answer the following question:

Do you have a minimum of:

  • TOEFL score of 473 Paper-based?

  • or iBT score of 52?

  • or IELTS score of 5.5?

  • If your answer is YES to any of the above questions, then you can apply to the Academic Program.

    If your answer is NO TO ALL the above questions, you may apply for Conditional Admission to the Academic Program and enroll in the Intensive English Program.

    If you just want to study English, you may apply to the Intensive English Program.

    Important Notice

    *Please note that as of June 1st, 2012, all International Students studying at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) will be required to purchase health insurance through CCSF's group plan. Details and pricing will be sent to applicants and posted on our website by the end of April 2012.

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