Application Period
July 1, 2018 - November 1, 2018

Report Date
January 3, 2019

Classes Begin
January 14, 2019


Application Period
January 1, 2019 - April 1, 2019

Report Date
June 3, 2019

Classes Begin
June 17, 2019


Application Period
January 1, 2019 - June 1, 2019

Report Date
August 6, 2019

Classes Begin
August 19, 2019


The International Student Academic Program is designed for students who are prepared to take college level courses. SRJC offers a wide variety of majors and courses, many of which transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Many students earn a two-year associate degree and return to their home country to work or to pursue university studies, while others complete the associate degree and/or the first two years of U.S. university bachelor degree requirements before transferring to university. New students must take an English assessment test upon arrival to determine appropriate course level placement. ESL courses may be recommended or required before gaining eligibility for college level courses.

Admission Requirements

Estimated Expenses. You must provide evidence of financial support for the first year of study. For a complete list of fees please refer to:

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

Applicants to the International Student Academic Program must provide proof of English proficiency through one of the following tests or language programs. Please send official transcript or score report from one of the following:

Test/Language Program

Minimum Score/Level

TOFEL English language test

Test Of English as a Foreign Language

65 (iBT)

IELTS International English Language Test

International English Language Testing System

Level 6.0

ELS Language Centers

ELS Language Schools

Located on the SRJC Santa Rosa campus

Level 109

SSU Sonoma State University American Language Institute

Sonoma State American Language Institute

Level 500

GTEC Global Test of English Communication, Santa Rosa Junior College International Student Program

Global Test of English Communication

Score 1075

If you have attended a high school in the U.S. for three or more years or have attended a school where English is the language of instruction, the TOEFL or other English exam may not be required. Please contact our office for more details.


Learn English with ELS Language Services on Santa Rosa Junior College campus.ELS Language Center is located on the SRJC Santa Rosa Campus!

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. 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. Click here to find the location of the ELS Language Center on the Santa Rosa campus. The ELS Center is in section #26.

Visa Application Procedure
  • You must be accepted by a U.S. college before applying for the F-1 student visa. Once accepted, the college will send you the SEVIS I-20 form. Take this form to the U.S. embassy or consulate in your country to apply for the visa.
  • Students are advised to apply at least 3 months prior to the semester they wish to attend.
  • Visa application periods vary at different embassies and consulates so allow enough time to obtain the visa and make travel arrangements.


Important Information
  • Health insurance is mandatory. In the U.S., proof of health insurance is required to receive medical care. If accepted to SRJC, you will be required to purchase SRJC's health insurance plan.
  • Arrival: Students must arrive and report to the college by the report date to participate in class registration, academic counseling and placement testing. No late arrivals. If you cannot arrive by the report date, you must defer your admission to the next semester.
  • Attendance regulations: International students are required to attend school full time and complete a minimum of 12 units each semester.
  • Employment regulations: International students cannot legally work off campus. Students are allowed to work on-campus only, up to 20 hours per week during the school term.
  • Housing Options: For assistance finding housing, visit our web page at:

Contact us for more information:

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