Admissions

Applying to Santa Rosa Junior College is easy! 

International students apply to Santa Rosa Junior College easily online through California Community Colleges.  


Application Deadlines:

Term Application Period ISP Orientation Day  Classes Begin
Summer 2019 January 1 - April 1 June 12 June 17
Fall 2019 January 1 - June 1 August 14 August 19
Spring 2020 July 1 - November 1 January 8 January 13

 

 

 


How to Apply:

  1. Complete the online application for international students

  2. Submit the Guarantee of Financial Support form with evidence of funding

  3. Email the required supporting documents to intlapp@santarosa.edu

  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Copy of your passport 
  • If you are under 18, provide a copy of your high school diploma or unofficial transcripts with coursework listed in progress
  • If you are currently studying in the U.S., provide your unofficial transcripts with coursework listed in progress

Submit your application by the deadline for the term you wish to begin your studies. Once your application and supporting documents are received, you will receive an admissions decision within 1-3 business days. If admitted, SRJC will issue you a SEVIS Form I-20 form and acceptance letter, along with further instructions on how to apply for the F-1 student visa. You must take this form to the American Embassy or Consulate in your country to apply for the F-1 Student visa. Visa processing times may vary, so allow enough time to obtain the visa and make travel arrangements. You must arrive at SRJC by the Program Start Date listed on your Form I-20.

If you have questions, please email the SRJC International Student Program at: intlapp@santarosa.edu.

Documents can also be mailed to the following address: 

Santa Rosa Junior College
International Student Admissions
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa CA 95401 USA


Admission Requirements:

Program of Study

The International Student Program (ISP) at SRJC is for F-1 students who are prepared to take college level courses. International students can apply for an F-1 student visa to attend SRJC, which is a community college. The College grants both Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Sciences (AS) degrees. SRJC offers a strong general education program for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, as well as and more than 160 certificate programs designed to prepare students for careers in the workforce. For a full list of programs offered at SRJC, please refer to our website: curriculum.santarosa.edu/programs-study. You must select a program of study when you apply online, as your major will be listed on your Form I-20. You should be prepared to answer questions about your program of study during your visa interview. 

Evidence of Funding

Prospective F-1 students must provide proof that they have the financial resources to live and study in the U.S. for the first year of their program. Evidence of financial support includes family bank statements, documenation from a sponsor, and scholarship letters. The evidence of funding is a federal requirement in order for SRJC to issue you a Form I-20. A complete list of fees can be found on our website: international.santarosa.edu/fees-expenses. The tuition amount is based on a minimum of 12 college units per semester required for students to remain in legal F-1 Visa status. Many students typically enroll in more than 12 units. Actual tuition expenses may be slightly higher.

Proof of English Proficiency

Prospective F-1 students must also demonstrate their English language abilities. This is another federal requirement in order for SRJC to issue you a Form I-20. SRJC will accept any of the following tests or language programs as proof of English proficiency:

  Exam/Language Program Minimum Score/Level
Test of English as a Foreign Language logo Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) www.toefl.org 65 (iBT)
IELTS International English Language Test International English Language Testing System (IELTS) www.ielts.org 6.0 Band Score
Learn English with ELS Language Services on Santa Rosa Junior College campus.
ELS Language Schools (see Santa Rosa location) Level 109
SSU Sonoma State University American Language Institute Sonoma State American Language Institute (SSALI) web.sonoma.edu/exed/ssali/ Level 500
GTEC Global Test of English Communication, Santa Rosa Junior College International Student Program Global Test of English Communication (GTEC) www.benesse.co.jp/gtec/english Score 1075

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please submit your official TOEFL or IELTS score report, or your Certificate of Completion from ELS or SSALI, to intlapp@santarosa.edu. If you have attended a high school in the U.S. for three or more years, or if you attended a school in another country where English is the language of instruction, the TOEFL or other English exam may not be required. Please contact our office for more details.

No TOEFL or IELTS score?

No problem! Santa Rosa Junior College has partnered with ELS Language Centers to provide all levels of English as a Foreign Language instruction in an intensive format on the SRJC campus. If your goal is to attend Santa Rosa Junior College, but you haven’t met the English Language Proficiency requirement, you can attend ELS first on the SRJC Santa Rosa Campus. Avoid taking a TOEFL/IELTS test by completing ELS level 109 and then transferring directly into an academic program at SRJC.