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International Student Admissions

Application for Admissions – all items must be received on or before June 1st for Fall or November 1st for Spring.
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a.      A fully completed International Student (F-1 Visa) Application for Admissions with the appropriate Application Processing Fee which is non-refundable.

b.      Provide confidential financial support documentation by completing the Financial Assurance form. In compliance with immigration requirements, applicants must be able to demonstrate access to the necessary funds to pay academic living expenses for the duration of their studies.

c.      Official Transcripts from all secondary schools, colleges or universities attended. The transcript must be a certified English translation and must indicate academic achievement at the equivalent of at least a United States high school education (12th grade). COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY transcript evaluations need to be “Detailed or Comprehensive” by NACES® (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) or AICE® (Association of International Credential Evaluators) and include the following items: Course-by-Course Descriptions, General Statement, Grade Point Average, Lower and/or Upper Division Courses. Click here for foreign evaluation information

d.      Applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency-student must have a: (Test of English as a Foreign Language) TOEFL examination score of 450 Written Based Test (WBT) or better; A score of 133 or better is required on the Computer Based Test (CBT) and 45 on the Internet Based Test (IBT).

e.      All international students whose native language is not English must be enrolled continuously in an English course until completing English 1500. International students who present English placement scores that make them eligible to enroll in English 1500 may be exempt from the continuous English course enrollment requirement.

f.       All international students must file annually a proof of freedom of communicable diseases, including tuberculosis. This must be done within four weeks of the student’s date of enrollment. Any expense incurred in obtaining this proof will be borne by the student.

g.      Each international student applicant accepted for admission will be required to show proof of health and accident insurance or purchase health and accident insurance coverage for a minimum of one year. This insurance can be purchased at the time of registration.

h.      Complete information regarding the residence halls and food service will be sent upon receipt of each application for admission. The cost of the residence halls and food service is listed under the fee schedule. Click here for the resident handbook

i.        A non-resident tuition fee will be charged for all international students enrolled. (Refer to fee schedule). This fee is in addition to the regular enrollment fee. International students are charged non-resident tuition for every unit.

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Taft College

29 Cougar Court

Taft, CA 93268

Phone: (661) 763-7741

Fax: (661) 763-7758 (Counseling Center fax)