Registration and Payment

New students will register for classes at the International Student Orientation. You must attend the orientation to be able to register.


For instructions on how to register for classes using Self Service, watch the video below.




Tuition and other fees are expected upon registration. If not paid by the deadline, you may be dropped from your current classes. 


Accepted Payment Methods: Visa/Mastercard credit or debit card, a personal check (from a U.S. bank), a Money Order, or traveler's checks (in U.S. dollars).


  • Payment plan option is available on Self-Service. Contact the Cashier's Office if you have any questions or visit

Cashier's Office
Building 10, Room 110
Hours during Fall and Spring Semesters
Mon - Tues: 8 am - 6 pm
Wed - Thurs: 8am - 5pm
Fri: 8am - 1pm

Phone: 619-644-7660
Fax: 619-644-7974



Note: If paying using a credit or debit card, it may be necessary to contact your bank beforehand to inform them about the transaction.


It is important for students to bring enough U.S. dollars to pay for the first semester fees (approximately $5,000); as well as initial expenses which include shuttle, books, medical insurance, and the first few months of living expenses (rent, meals, etc.). It is recommended that you bring at least $9,000 to cover these expenses.


For your own safety and protection - please remember to safeguard your money, passport and personal belongings.



Academic Requirements

International Students must complete:

  • A minimum of 12 degree applicable or transferable units per semester by the first two weeks (by census) for the Fall and Spring Semesters.
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 each semester to remain in good standing F-1 visa status.
  • Summer session and winter intersession are optional.


Related Resources

International Student Application

Tuition and Fees