Requirements for Admissions
Semester Application Deadlines June 1
Spring Semester Application Deadlines
October 15 for Out
of the USA Applicants.
November 1 for students
transferring from USA institutions.
(Extended to November
application and all documents must be received by the deadline.
Lisa Lundgren (619) 644-7172
application AND all documents are required by the deadline. If
you are applying from your home country, you should submit the six
documents below for admission. Transfer students should submit
all eight documents. After all documents are received, a SEVIS
I-20 will be issued. There is no fee to apply to Grossmont
- Online Application
- English Proficiency
- High School / College Transcript
- Sponsor Form
- Financial Statement
- Copy of Passport ID page
- Copy of F-1 Visa, I-94, and I-20 (Transfer
- Transfer Form (Transfer Students Only)
- Note: All students must attend a two-day
orientation. Failure to attend IN FULL a two-day
orientation program will result in a cancellation of your admission
Spring 2014 ORIENTATION DATES
• Program I: November 19 and 20, 2013
• Program 2: December 3 and 4, 2013 (new)
• Program III: December 9 and 11, 2013
Fall 2014 ORIENTATION DATES
• Program I: June 3 and 4, 2014
• Program II: July 23 and 24, 2014
Online Application for Admission
Create an account as a new user and remember your
“user name” and “password.”
If you do not have a Social Security Number, click
on “no number.”
If you are living in your home country, be sure to
click “Foreign address” before inputting your
You must complete the area labeled
'Major Code' with the area of study you would most like to study.
The major needs to be one of the listed
Grossmont College majors. Later, if you wish, you may
change your major. If you leave this space blank, we will
automatically enter a "General Studies" major.
demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following:
TOEFL score – ETS must send an official
TOEFL (Test of English
as a Foreign Language) score directly to Grossmont College.
Our ETS college code is 4334. The minimum score
is 450 (paper-based) or 45 (internet-based).
is an on-campus TOEFL program available through
American Collegiate English
(ACE) for those who do not have a score of 450/45.
Grossmont College offers an Institutional TOEFL. The
minimum score is 450. For more
information, test dates, and to register, please click here:
Institutional TOEFL Information and Registration Form.
Please register early to save your space.
Official IELTS score - Submit official
IELTS to Grossmont
College. The minimum score is 4.5 on the academic
module. Go to
www.ielts.org for more information.
Students whose native language is Japanese ONLY may submit
EIKEN test results with a
minimum score grade of "2A”. Please contact
http://www.eiken.or.jp/ for more information.
Students whose primary language is English do not
need to submit TOEFL or IELTS reports.
Students who are attending the following language schools
and have completed the
coursework below may submit certificates from the schools:
American Collegiate English (ACE) at Grossmont
Recommendation from the program
American Language Institute (ALI) at SDSU
Level EAP 105 and letter of recommendation
Converse International School of Languages
Level 6 (High Intermediate)
ELS Language Centers
Level 5 (upper intermediate)
Human International Academy
Level 5 (advanced) and
letter of recommendation
Hancock International College
Level 3 and 4 of Hancock Intensive ESL
Level 9 and letter of recommendation
Language Studies International (LSI)
High School / College Transcript
Submit official diploma or certificate from High
School/secondary school and/or transcripts from any
college/universities you have attended. The documents do not need to
form, signed by your sponsor. This form indicates that the
person who signs the form is willing and financially able to support
you as an International Student for the duration of your studies at
Submit proof of financial support demonstrating that
you or your sponsor can meet the minimum estimated tuition and
living expenses. It is estimated that you will need a minimum of
per year. This proof must be your sponsor's bank
statement or letter (original document) from their financial
institution with the required amount $22,000 in U.S. dollars.
This letter must be written in English and have a U.S. dollar amount
on it. (Fees are subject to change.)
Copy of Passport ID page
Submit a copy of the photo ID and expiration date
page(s) of your valid passport. For transfer students,
we will also need a copy of your F1 visa, copy of your I-94 card,
and current SEVIS I-20.
Copy of F-1 Visa, I-94, and current I-20
FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY: Submit a copy of your F-1 visa
and I-94 number print-out (You may retrieve your number at
https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov) and the I-20 from your current or most recent school.
FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY: Submit
Transfer Form if you are attending another U.S. institution.
This form needs to be filled out by your CURRENT school's
International Student DSO, Advisor, or Specialist and must show your
last date of attendance.
We will not be able to
issue an I-20 without this form.
Acceptance to Grossmont College
All students are required to attend a two-day orientation program.
Students should attend the earliest possible orientation for better
Failure to attend orientation will result in cancellation of your
admission to Grossmont College. An Orientation Reservation Form will
be mailed upon acceptance to Grossmont College.
ARRIVAL IN THE U.S.: Once a student has
been accepted and has obtained an F-1 visa, the student may enter
the US up to 30 days prior to the first date listed on #5 on the
I-20. It is advised that the student arrive 4-5 weeks before the
first day of fall semester classes and 7-10 weeks before the first
day of spring semester classes in order to attend the earliest
possible orientation program and locate housing. It is your
responsibility to make flight arrangements which will enable you to
New Student Information to learn more about arriving in the
U.S., travel tips, housing, health insurance, and other important