As a prospective CGU student, you can receive assistance on all of your immigration needs from our staff. This includes questions about your I-20 (F-1 Student) or DS-2019 (J-1 Student/Scholar) immigration forms, transferring to CGU from another school, health insurance, obtaining a letter to help get a Social Security card (only after you have secured a job), and traveling outside of the United States.
In addition to specific requirements set for international students, you must abide by the same general admission requirements and processes that are required of domestic students. Check both listings during your admissions process.
All applicants whose native language is not English and/or who do not hold a degree (or are not in the process of earning a degree) from a US college or university must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores.
To be considered for admission, applicants are required to achieve a minimum score of 85 (iBT),with section scores of no less than: Writing 22, Speaking 17, Reading 20, Listening 17.
Submitted TOEFL scores may not be more than two years old.
To learn more about the TOEFL or to sign up please visit www.toefl.org. CGU’s institutional reporting code is 4053.
Applicants with permanent resident status or American citizens whose native language is not English may be required to take the TOEFL. If admitted, you may also be required to take a non-credit English course during your first semester of enrollment.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched the Study in the States initiative to enhance our nationís economic, scientific and technological competitiveness by finding new ways to encourage the most talented international students to study and learn about expanded post-graduate opportunities in the United States.
Once your application is accepted and you are admitted into the program of your choice, the International Services staff will assist you with processing the required I-20 (F-1 Student visa status) or DS-2019 (J-1 Student/Scholar visa status). The requirements for obtaining an I-20 or DS-2019 are listed below:
As a multi-functional inter-college space, I-Place is an exciting hub of international activity throughout the year. It is a "home away from home" for both students from abroad and here in the United States; a lounge for relaxing with a cup of coffee and a newspaper, or just to hang out!
The I-Place of The Claremont Colleges is also a center for cultural exchange and educational programming on key global issues, as well as a resource for international students.