International students must submit additional documents.
In addition to the admissions requirements and procedures previously mentioned, international students must submit the following documents and fees:
- Foreign transcript evaluation of official transcript issued by an evaluation agency recognized and approved by CALUMS. Foreign Transcript Evaluation fee of $100 (non-refundable) for general evaluation, or $150 (non-refundable) for course by course evaluation.
- Financial Statement that shows adequate funds to support tuition, living expenses, and other fees for completion of the program for the student’s first year study.
- Photocopy of Valid Passport (photo and date of birth)
- Shipping fee $30-100 (non-refundable, fee of some countries may vary) depending on the student’s country of origin. This fee is required for international students being issued new I-20s only. It is not required for F-1 transfer-in students or students with existing I-20s from other originating schools.
Once an application and all supporting documents have been received by the office of admissions, approximately three to four (3-4) weeks should be allowed for processing. If an applicant of foreign nationality is accepted, an I-20 will be issued to assist the student in obtaining an F-1 student visa. No fee is charged for issuing the I-20 for the first time.
The Office of Admissions will issue the letter of acceptance with I-20 Form to applicants who have been accepted to CALUMS. CALUMS will not issue an I-20 Form (Certificate of Eligibility) until the student has been admitted and his/her financial status has been verified by the University. Students who have been issued a new I-20 Form by CALUMS must report to the Admissions Office within seven (7) days after arriving in the U.S. or the I-20 will be reported for cancellation.
F-1 transfer-in students, or students with existing I-20s from other originating schools, must report to the Admissions Office on or before the first day of the quarter or term enrolled.
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