How do I apply as an international student?
Applications will be accepted for the fall or spring semesters or for the summer sessions. After submitting San Bernardino Valley College Application online, please mail or submit all required supporting documents to
Counseling Center, AD/SS-103
[Attention: International Student Counselor]
San Bernardino Valley College
701 S. Mt. Vernon Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92410
by the following dates:
May 1 for the fall semester (classes start in August),
October 1 for the spring semester (classes start in January), and
March 1 for the summer term (classes start in June.)
A complete application package should include the following documents:
A high school diploma.
A nonrefundable application fee of $25.00 in a cashier's check or money order, payable to San Bernardino Valley College. A personal check from a bank within the U.S. is also acceptable.
- A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score. The minimum score required for admissions is 450 for the paper-based test (PBT) or 45-46 for the internet-based test (iBT.) Information regarding test dates and locations can be found at www.ets.org. San Bernardino Valley College's Institution Code is 04679. The college also accepts IELTS scores. For further information, please contact the international student office.
Official transcripts or official academic records from high school(s) and college(s), accompanied by a notarized translation if the originals are not in English.
An Affidavit of Support form
, a bank statement and an official bank letter, documenting sufficient funds to cover one year of expenses in the U.S. The amount must be at least $17,500 U.S. dollars.
A photocopy of the applicant's passport, with applicant’s name, date of birth and the expiration date of the passport.
A photocopy of the applicant’s current I-94, I-20 and visa and the Intent to Transfer form (if the applicant is currently studying in the U.S.)
If an applicant is admitted to the college, a letter of acceptance, along with an I-20 Form (used for applying for a student visa in an American embassy) will be mailed to the applicant.