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If you are having trouble with the online application please contact us. If you prefer, you can download and complete the fillable PDF version of the application. Submit the application and all supporting documents to

Applications for the Fall Semester (starting at the end of August) are accepted from February 15 - July 15.

Applications for the Spring Semester (starting at the end of January) are accepted from July 16 - November 15. 

F-1 Transfer applications may be accepted after the deadline on a case-by-case basis.

Applications via Change of Status must be submitted at least 6 months prior to the start of the semester you wish to attend, no exceptions will be made. If you apply out of this timeframe your application will be automatically moved to the following semester.

Yes, San Jose City College requires students to submit Official English detailed translations of all secondary and post-secondary transcripts. We recommend using an accredited translation agency. You may submit unofficial transcripts for initial admissions review but you will be required to submit official transcripts as soon as possible.

San Jose City College accepts the following English exams:

TOEFL - School Code: 4686 Dept. Code: 00, Minimum Score 61iBT/500 paper

IELTS - Academic Module Minimum Band Score: 5.5

STEP-EIKEN - Minimum Score: 2A

PTE Academic Test - Minimum Score: 42

Duolingo Minimum Overall Score: 90

We may accept other exams such as SATs on a case-by-case basis.

The Original Bank Certification Letter is a bank statement or bank letter from you or your sponsor indicating the required funds in U.S. Dollars. See the How to Apply page for the current minimum required.

Funds must be in a liquid asset, for example, a checking or savings account. Retirement, investment, pension, stocks, and bonds are not acceptable. The name of the bank account holder must match the name and signature on the Financial Certification form.


Documents should  be submitted electronically within the online application.

Please clearly name all files in the following format:

Last Name, First Name_Document Name


Smith, August_Passport.jpg

Smith, August_Visa.pdf

Smith, August_I-20.pdf

Smith, August_Bank Statement.pdf

Smith, August_Statement of Purpose.doc

If you cannot submit your documents within the online application submit them here:

Documents should be submitted in English. If your educational transcripts are in your native language, please provide a certified translation of your documents. We recommend using an accredited translation agency.

If you do not have your documents in electronic format, the first step in this is to scan your documents. If you do not have access to a scanner and a computer with an internet connection at home, you can find this type of equipment at libraries, community centers, Internet cafés, and copy shops. If you have a smartphone with an internet connection, you can download a free software apps like ADOBE Scan.

Tips for Scanning with a Smartphone:

Lay the document flat with a dark background. Make sure there are no wrinkles in your document.

Take the picture in a well-lit room. You can use direct sunlight to help.

Make sure your phone is not creating a shadow over the document.

When you are taking the photo, fill the screen with the paper without cutting off any of the document. You can use the crop tool to help remove unnecessary background.

Save your scan as a PDF with an easy to understand file name for submission.

File Size and Types

Documents should be submitted individually. Do not combine the documents into one large file. The maximum file size is 10MB. If your file is too large, compress it before uploading it.

Acceptable file types include .pdf, .doc, .ppg, .jpeg, and .png.

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All the information in your document must be easily readable and no parts of the document can be cut off. Make sure the document is correctly oriented so it can be read without having to rotate the document. If you cannot read the document, please re-scan it at a higher resolution.

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    San José City College
    International Student Program
    2100 Moorpark Avenue
    San José, CA 95128 U.S.A.