International Student Admission

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.  We begin to accept applications for our Spring Semester in September and for our Fall Semester in February. 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.A. Within the U.S.A. Orientation Classes Begin
Fall June 1

July 1

Beginning - August Mid-August

November 1

December 1

Beginning - January Mid-January


Application Procedure


Submit online application for admission


Download and print the International Student application forms

  • International Student Application and Supplemental Requirements which includes:
    • Non-refundable Application Fee ($100)
    • Proof of English Language Proficiency (exam or waiver)
      • 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
      • PTE Academic Test with a minimum score of 45 OR
      • Duolingo English Test with a minimum score of 95/50 older version OR
      • CAE with a minimum score of 180 OR
      • Eiken with a minimum grade of 2A OR
      • GTEC CBT with a minimum score of 1100
    • Certificate of Financial Responsibility (Sponsor Statement)
    • Bank Certification (showing at least $23,410)
    • Tuberculosis Test
    • High School or University Transcripts (translated to English)
    • Copy of the biographic page of your passport


Transfer Instructions 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 Instructions Form (pdf) to your CURRENT school's International Student Advisor or Designated School Official (DSO)
  • Copy of prior Form I-20(s)
  • Copy of Form I-94
  • Copy of U.S. visa (if applicable)
  • Copy of Admission stamp (usually next to U.S. visa in passport)


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

Deliver to: International Student Program Office, Building 700, Room 703E 

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International Student Lifecycle:

Chabot College welcomes your application as an international student and our staff will make every effort to assist you. Please provide all of the required documents when you submit your application. The International Student Program Office will make every effort to advise prospective students of their admissions status as soon as possible after receiving the required documents. 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. 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. Again, 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. It is strongly recommended that students apply between four and six months before the semester they wish to start studying. Our admission requirements conform to the regulations of the U.S Department of Homeland Security and State Department for issuing student visa.