Requirements

 

Application Fee

There is NO FEE  to apply to Grossmont College as an international student.                                     Simply submit the application form and send us the necessary documents stated below.

 
START BY FILLING OUT THE INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION

 

 

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
February 1 to June 1 for applicants who are living in their home country.
February 1 to June 15 for students transferring from institutions in the U.S.

 

Spring Semester
September 1 to October 15 for applicants who are living in their home country
September 1 to November 15 for students transferring from institutions in U.S.

 

If you have any questions regarding your International Student application, please don't hesitate to contact us. We will make every effort to help you and answer all of your questions.

 

Required Documents

 

You must submit the documents below to our International Admissions Specialist by the application deadline. Be sure to send us original and legible copies.

 

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Financial Statement and Sponsor Form
 

I. Sponsor Certification Form

 

Submit Sponsor Certification form, signed by your sponsor. This form indicates that the person who signs the form is willing and financially able to support you as an International Student for the duration of your studies at Grossmont College.

 

II. Financial Support Document

 

Submit proof of financial support demonstrating that you or your sponsor can meet the minimum estimated tuition and living expenses. 

 

It is estimated that you will need a minimum of $30,116 per year.

 

Acceptable documents include but are not limited to (according to DHS.gov):

  • Personal, family or relative bank statements

  • Documentation from a sponsor including official bank statement or bank letter from a financial institution

  • Financial aid letters

  • Scholarship letters

  • Letter from an employer showing annual salary

NOTEPlease keep a copy of the sponsor form and financial proof for your record. You must bring these documents when applying for your F-1 visa and upon entering the United States. 

Estimated Annual Expenses for S.Y. 2021 - 2022 (subject to change):
Tuition and fees: $8,516
Living Expenses: $21,600 
Total Expenses: $30,116

Highschool / College Transcript
 

Submit official diploma or certificate from High School/secondary school and/or transcripts from any college/universities you have attended.

 

The documents do not need to be translated.

  Proof of English Proficiency  
 *See below for more information.
Copy of Passport ID  
 Submit a copy of the photo ID and expiration date page(s) of your valid passport. 

 

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after arrival to the United States.

Copy of F-1 Visa, I-94, and current I-20

For Transfer Students Only: Submit a copy of your F-1 visa and I-94 print-out.

 

You may retrieve your number from I-94 Official Website and the I-20 from your current or most recent school.

 

English Proficiency


Students must demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following:

  •   Official TOEFL score – ETS must send an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score directly to Grossmont College. Our ETS college code is 4334. The minimum score is iBT 45 (internet-based)

There is an on-campus intensive English program available through American Collegiate English (ACE) for those who do not have a score of iBT 45. No TOEFL is required for students transferring from ACE to Grossmont College.

 

  • Currently not offered due to COVID-19 Campus Closure (check back for future availabilities): 

Grossmont College offers an Institutional ESL Assessment. The minimum placement score is ESL 105 for admission purposes. The ESL placement score is good for 1 year and ESL assessment test can be taken once per application period.

For more information, test dates, and to register:

Institutional ESL Assessment Registration Form

Please register early to save your space. Results will available within 5 business days. This is a FREE ESL assessment, there are no fees associated with this assessment. 

 

  • Official IELTS score - Submit official IELTS (The International English Language Testing System) to Grossmont College. The minimum score is 4.5 on the academic module
  • Official Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - minimum score of 39
  • Students whose native language is Japanese ONLY may submit EIKEN test results with a minimum score grade of "2A”. 
  • Duolingo English Test (online) minimum score of 75
  • Students whose primary language is English do not need to submit TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson PTE Academic reports.
  • Students who are attending the following language schools and have completed the coursework below may submit certificates from the schools:

Language School

Coursework

American Collegiate English (ACE) at Grossmont

Recommendation from the program

American Language Institute (ALI) at SDSU

Level EAP 105

Connect English San Diego

College Eligibility Test (CET) minimum score of 62

Converse International School of Languages

Level 6 (High Intermediate)

College of English Language (CEL)

Level 4 (Upper Intermediate)

ELS Language Centers

Level 109

Embassy English

Level 5 (Upper Intermediate)

English Language Institute (ELI) at UCSD Extension

Level 107

Language Studies International (LSI)

Level 4

Q International School

Mid-Advance or High Advanced level with 3.0 GPA and above

Stafford House International

Upper Intermediate Level 5 of Level B2,
Advanced Level 6 of Level C1,
Proficient Level 7 of Level C2

 

 

Tuition, Fees, and Other Expenses

Subject to Change

Payment of the tuition and fees are due upon registration. A payment or installment plan is also available. Students will be instructed on registration procedures and the payment plan option during the mandatory Orientation. 

 

Watch the video below for instructions on how to pay via Web Advisor and Self Service.

 

 

Payment can be made in the form of cash, money order, cashiers check, student check (written on a California bank), or Visa or MasterCard credit card.
 
An F-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa and does not establish residency. All F-1 students are required to pay non-resident tuition and other applicable fees.

 

  • Tuition and Fees: $353 (Non-resident tuition: $307 / Enrollment fee: $46) per unit starting Fall 2021. This amounts to approximately $4,200 per semester.

An F-1 student must have 12 units each semester to be considered a full-time student.

  • College Health Fee: $20 per semester (mandatory)
  • Parking Fee: $40 per semester
  • Bus/Trolley Pass: $172-194 per semester; $57 a month (optional)
  • Student Benefit Card: $12 per semester (optional)
  • Student Representation Fee: $2 per semester (mandatory)
  • Books and other class materials: $200 - $450 or more per semester

There are classes that are Zero Textbook Costs or Open Education Resource, so there will be low or no cost in textbooks. 

  • Health Insurance: Approximately $500 - 1680 annually depending on the insurance provider and  coverage.