International Students

International students must submit additional documents. 

Admission Procedures

In addition to the admissions requirements and procedures previously mentioned, international students must submit the following documents and fees:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Photocopy of Valid Passport (photo and date of birth)
  4. 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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