international student

International students should allow at least six months for completion of the application process. To prevent delays, we encourage you to plan accordingly.

International students should not expect to receive financial aid.

City College has housing on campus. You may also contact the CCNY Office of Student Services at student for off-campus housing information, or visit their link at the City College web site, or call (212) 650-5370 for more information.

TOEFL Scores:

All applicants whose native language is not English and who hold a temporary visa must take the Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL), and have scores submitted by the Educational Testing Service. A minimum score of 79 on the Internet - based format is required.

Foreign credentials must be evaluated by an authorized agency to confirm that your degree is equivalent to a U.S. Baccalaureate degree.


International students from non-English speaking countries must have official academic transcripts sent, both in their native language and in English language translation. An authorized English translation must be done by one of the following:

  • Consulate or embassy of the country that issued the document; or translations verified by consulate of the country issuing the document.
  • Translation service or agency, or immigration/refugee association
  • Issuing institution
  • Faculty members of U.S. University (typed on school letterhead, stating that translator is a faculty member and his/her department; and including a signed statement from the translator attesting to his/her familiarity with the foreign language). Official translations must be prepared using the same format as the original, be verbatim and have all information translated, and be typed and signed by the translator. Translations completed by a notary public, the student or member of the student’s family, or non-faculty school personnel will not be accepted.