Future Students

 

Are you interested to study in the United States?  Our college has the most international students in San Diego county. We offer various academic programs and resources to help you succeed and achieve your goals. 

 

To learn more about the college, please click here

 

A Quick Glance at Grossmont College

 

How to Apply

1.     Submit the International Application Online

It's free to apply to Grossmont College. 

 

Complete the Online Application for International Students

  • 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 address.

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 majorsLater, if you wish, you may change your major. If you leave this space blank, we will automatically enter a "General Studies" major.

 

2.     Submit All Documents

The online application AND all documents are required by the deadline. Documents may be sent by email to grossmont.international@gcccd.edu as attachments. 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. 

 

NOTE: All students must attend an international student orientation. Failure to attend the FULL orientation program will result in a cancellation of your admission.

Remember These Dates
August 16, 2021

Fall Semester Begins

 

Newly accepted students may enter the U.S.A. after July 17, 2021. Contact the international admissions for any concerns.

June 8 - 10, 2021

Fall 2021 Orientation I (For transfer students only)

July 12 - 15, 2021

Fall 2021 Orientation II (For transfer students and new international students coming from their home country)

 

NOTE: In person orientations are subject to change and may be limited due to the impacts of COVID-19. Grossmont College will be following the guidelines set by the CDC, California Public Health and County of San Diego health regulations.

 

Visit International Student Orientation for more details.

December 14, 2021 Fall Semester Ends
February 1, 2022

Spring 2022 Starts

 

Deadlines to apply for graduation are the following:

Fall 2021: October 8, 2021

Spring 2022: March 11, 2022

Required Documents 

Financial Statement and Sponsor Form

I. Sponsor Certification Form

Submit Sponsor Certification 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 Grossmont College.

 

II. Financial Support Document

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 $30,116 per year.

 

Acceptable documents include but are not limited to (according to DHS.gov):

  • Personal, family or relative bank statements

  • Documentation from a sponsor including official bank statement or bank letter from a financial institution

  • Financial aid letters

  • Scholarship letters

  • Letter from an employer showing annual salary

NOTEPlease keep a copy of the sponsor form and financial proof for your record. You must bring these documents when applying for your F-1 visa and upon entering the United States. 

Estimated Annual Expenses for S.Y. 2021 - 2022 (subject to change):
Tuition and fees: $8,516
Living Expenses: $21,600 
Total Expenses: $30,116

Highschool/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 be translated.

Proof of English Proficiency *See below for more information.
Copy of Passport ID 

Submit a copy of the photo ID and expiration date page(s) of your valid passport. 

 

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after arrival to the United States.

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 print-out.

 

You may retrieve your number from I-94 Official Website and the I-20 from your current or most recent school.

 Students must demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following:

 

  1. Official 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 iBT 45 (internet-based)

    There is an on-campus intensive English program available through American Collegiate English (ACE) for those who do not have a score of iBT 45. No TOEFL is required for students transferring from ACE to Grossmont College.

  2. ***Currently not offered due to COVID-19 Campus Closure (check back for future availabilities): 

    Grossmont College offers an Institutional ESL Assessment. The minimum placement score is ESL 105 for admission purposes. The ESL placement score is good for 1 year and ESL assessment test can be taken once per application period.

    For more information, test dates, and to register, please click here: Institutional ESL Assessment Registration Form

    Please register early to save your space. Results will available within 5 business days. THIS IS A FREE ESL ASSESSMENT, there are no fees associated with this assessment. 

  3. Official IELTS score - Submit official IELTS (The International English Language Testing System) to Grossmont College. The minimum score is 4.5 on the academic module

  4. Official Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) minimum score of 39

  5. Students whose native language is Japanese ONLY may submit EIKEN test results with a minimum score grade of "2A”. 

  6. Duolingo English Test (online) minimum score of 75

  7. Students whose primary language is English do not need to submit TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson PTE Academic reports.

  8. Students who are attending the following language schools and have completed the coursework below may submit certificates from the schools:

Language School

Coursework

American Collegiate English (ACE) at Grossmont

Recommendation from the program

American Language Institute (ALI) at SDSU

Level EAP 105

Connect English San Diego

College Eligibility Test (CET) minimum score of 62

Converse International School of Languages

Level 6 (High Intermediate)

College of English Language (CEL)

Level 4 (Upper Intermediate)

ELS Language Centers

Level 109

Embassy English

Level 5 (Upper Intermediate)

English Language Institute (ELI) at UCSD Extension

Level 107

Language Studies International (LSI)

Level 4

Q International School

Mid-Advance or High Advanced level with 3.0 GPA and above

Stafford House International

Upper Intermediate Level 5 of Level B2,
Advanced Level 6 of Level C1,
Proficient Level 7 of Level C2

When You Arrive in the U.S.

Once a student has been accepted and has obtained an F-1 visa, the student may enter the U.S. up to 30 days prior to the program start date on the I-20. 

It is advised that the student arrive four weeks before the first day of semester classes in order to attend the orientation program and to locate housing. It is your responsibility to make flight arrangements which will enable you to attend the mandatory orientation.

 

International Orientation

All students are required to attend an international student orientation program. Students should attend the earliest possible orientation for better class selection. 

 

NOTEDue to COVID-19 pandemic, we are holding the international orientation program online until further notice. It will contain all of the aspects of the program described in a canvas class that is self paced, with access to live zoom meetings, so that you will have experience with the software needed to succeed at Grossmont College.

 

Failure to attend orientation will result in cancellation of your admission to Grossmont College. An Orientation Reservation Form will be emailed upon acceptance to Grossmont College. 

 


 

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