Office of International Programs

Welcome International Students

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City College of San Francisco welcomes International Students from throughout the world. Our Office of International Programs encompass the Academic and Institute for International Students (aka Intensive English Program). There are currently over 1200 students from 90 countries studying at our various campuses. Their presence complements a broad mosaic of multi-ethnic students from San Francisco.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service has authorized City College of San Francisco under federal regulations to enroll qualified non-immigrant students. Each semester the College admits international students without reference to a quota. City College of San Francisco is fully accredited by ACCJC, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. The Institute for International Students, and intensive English program is also supported by AAIEP, the American Association of Intensive English Programs.

Fall 2017 Application Update

Due to the high volume of applications received at this time, please allow at least 20 business days (4 weeks) for your application to be evaluated. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.For students in their home country, new applications submitted after the deadline (June 1st) will not be accepted.

Transfer students (already in the U.S.) may still apply after the deadline but it will take up to 30 business days (6 weeks) for the applications to be evaluated.  No applications for transfer students will be accepted after July 1st.

All application questions should be forwarded to