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Admission and Enrollment

Admission Requirements and Application

Chabot College welcomes International Students!

Any person who is a high school graduate  or equivalent thereof, or who is 18 years of age or older and who can profit from the instruction offered is eligible to apply for admissions to Chabot College.

Application Deadlines

To be considered for admission, a student must submit all the required materials by the following deadline dates: Again, due to the visa application process at the U.S. Embassies and consulates, overseas applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Semester Outside the U.S. Within the U.S. Orientation Classes Begin
Fall June 1 July 1 Beginning - August Mid-August
Spring November 1 December 1 Beginning - January Mid-January


Application Procedure

Step 1 - Submit online application for admission.

  • Chabot College Standard Application (you will be prompted to create a user account with Open CCC prior to continuing on to the college application).  Alternatively, you can complete the paper version here: Chabot College Standard Application (pdf).

Step 2 - Download and print the International Student application forms

  • International Student Application and Supplemental Requirements (pdf) which includes:
    • Non-refundable Application Fee ($100).  To pay this fee by credit/debit card, use our Application Fee Payment by Credit or Debit Card Form (pdf)
    • Proof of English Language Proficiency
      • TOEFL with a minimum score of 61 IBT/ 500 PBT OR
      • IELTS Academic Test with a minimum band score of 5.5 OR
      • iTEP Academic Test with a minimum level 4 OR
      • Eiken with a minimum grade of 2A
    • Certificate of Financial Responsibility (Sponsor Statement)
    • Bank Certification (showing at least $21,364)
    • Tuberculosis Test
    • Medical Insurance Affidavit
    • Statement of Purpose Essay
    • High School or University Transcripts (translated to English)
    • Copy of the biographic page of your passport
    • Identification Photographs (2)

Step 3 - Transfer Verification Form

For students attending another U.S. institution only.  If you are NOT attending another U.S. institution, please go to Step 4.

  • Submit the Transfer Verification Form (pdf) if you are attending another U.S. institution.  This form needs to be filled out by your CURRENT school's International Student Advisor or Designated School Official (DSO) and must show your last date of attendance.
  • Copy of prior I-20(s)
  • Copy of I-94 form
  • Copy of U.S. visa (if applicable)

Step 4 - Submit the required forms by mail, email, fax, or deliver to the International Student Program Office.

Mail to:

International Student Program
Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94545 USA

Fax to: +1.510.723.7510

Scan to: intladms@chabotcollege.edu

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Chabot College welcomes your application as an international student and our staff will make every effort to assist you. Please provide all required documents.  The International Student Program Office will make every effort to advise prospective international students of their admission status as soon as possible after receiving the required documents. Upon receipt of all documents, you will be notified by email of your acceptance to the college.  International students are encouraged to apply as far in advance of the desired entry date as possible to allow sufficient time for application processing and other arrangements.   Our admission requirements conform to the regulations of the United States Department of Homeland Security and State Department for issuing student visas.

Due to recent changes in F-1 student visa application procedures at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world, students should apply as early as possible. Do not wait until the application deadline since students often forget to send all necessary documents together. Once we receive your complete application, we will begin evaluation of your application and an admission decision will be made typically within 3 business days. It is strongly recommended that students apply six months before the semester they wish to start studying.


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