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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Admissions Requirements

  • Personal Statement​

  • Copy of valid passport

  • Proof of Financial Ability

    • Financial Support Form & Supplemental Documents (e.g., bank letter or bank statement, scholarship or award letter).

  • Proof of English Proficiency

  • Academic Transcripts

    • ​Provide transcripts from previous schools attended. This includes high school transcripts.​
    • Must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA (grade C average).

  • Pay the $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)

    • ​After submitting the online application, pay the $50 application fee.
    • ​Click here for instructions on how to make a payment.
    • The International Student Office will receive a notification once your application fee payment has been processed. After, the office will review your application documents.​

  • Other documents (if applicable).
​​Note: Applicants under 18 years of age must show proof of high school completion for application consideration. Must be at least 16.


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Application Process

    • ​​​​You will need to create an OpenCCC account to submit your application.​ Click on "Create an Account" to create one. 
    • Important: please write down the CCCID number and login information for future reference.
  • You will receive a confirmation email after your application has been submitted successfully. 
  • We will send you a follow-up email with instructions for the next steps within one business day.​

  • ​​​​You will receive a unique email link to upload the documents required to complete your application. We use the FileInvite service to collect your documents securely.
  • The Application Documents will be requested depending on your SCC admission status (e.g., initial, transfer, or part-time).
  • Please allow us between 2-3 dayto review your submissions. Once all is completed and accepted, students will receive their admission offer via email.

​​​Please read the following and determine your student type to find out the documents required for your application:

    • Initial | An initial student, is a new student applying from outside the United States or an applicant in the U.S. who seeks to change their current status to F-1. An initial student may have already begun studying in the United States but has taken a break from their studies and will need a new Form I-20: Certificate of Eligibility.
    • Transfer-in | You are currently enrolled at another school in the U.S. with an active I-20 and would like to transfer to Santiago Canyon College.
      • ​​Note: Please contact our office if you have been terminated from your previous institution and require a reinstatement application to regain your F-1 status.
    • Part-Time (Concurrent) | You want to take one or two classes (1-6 units) at Santiago Canyon College while attending another school in the U.S.
    • Change of Status | You may wish to change your nonimmigrant status if you are already in the United States on a valid nonimmigrant visa for a purpose other than attending school and want to study at a U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school. You are not eligible for a change of status in the United States if you entered as a visitor through the visa waiver program.​

​$50.00 Application Fee
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Proof of Financial Support & Bank Certification
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Personal Statement
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Proof of English Proficiency
*not required for the English Language ​Program (ELP)​
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Academic Transcripts
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Copy of Passport ​​Identification
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Copy of F-1 Visa
or Form I-797: Notice of Action
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Most recent Form I-94
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Most recent Form I-20
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DSO Permission Letter
*For part-time students (concurrent enrollment)​
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  • ​​​Notification of acceptance will be sent through email. Your Form I-20 will be sent to you electronically via email.
  • If you wish to receive the original Form I-20 and admission packet, purchase shipping through UEMS E-Ship Global. Shipping is between 3-7 business days, depending on the rate purchased.​
    • ​​Create an E-Ship Global account and pay for express shipping. You will receive your documents within 3-5 business days with this service. 


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