International Student Admission Requirements

How do I apply as an international student?

International student applications are accepted for fall and spring semesters, as well as summer sessions.  Applicants are required to submit a complete international application package as well as an online application to the college.  The deadlines to apply and submit the international application packages are May 1 for fall semesters, October 1 for spring semesters, and March 1 for summer sessions.  

Please mail your complete application package to

    Counseling Center, AD/SS-103 
    [Attention: International Student Counselor] 
    San Bernardino Valley College 
    701 S. Mt. Vernon Ave. 
    San Bernardino, CA 92410 

A COMPLETE application package should include the following documents: 
(All documents need to be original/official)

  • High school diploma.
  • International Student Application for Admissions. (open the link, print out the form and complete the form)
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $25.00 (cashier's check or money order,) payable to San Bernardino Valley College. A personal check from a U.S. bank is also acceptable.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score.  The minimum score required for admissions is 45-46/iBT (Internet-based test.) Information regarding test dates and locations can be found at San Bernardino Valley College's Institution Code is 04679.  The college also accepts IELTS scores.  For further information, please contact International Student Counselor
  • Official transcript(s) or official academic records from high school(s) and college(s), accompanied by a notarized translation if the originals are not in English.
  • Financial documents.  Proof of available funds to cover your educational cost and living expenses for the duration of your studies in San Bernardino Valley College. The estimated annual cost is $20,500 U.S. dollars or higher. 
  • Photocopy of the applicant's passport, providing information on applicant’s name, date of birth and the expiration date of the passport.
  • Photocopy of the applicant’s current I-94, I-20 and visa (if the applicant is currently studying in the U.S.) 

In addition to submitting your complete application package to the college, please also complete San Bernardino Valley College (general) Application online. 

If an applicant  is admitted to the college, a letter of acceptance and an I-20 Form (used to apply for a student visa in an American embassy) will be mailed to the applicant.