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Apply for International Admission as a Transfer Student

International students often come to the City Colleges following intensive English language study and/or to pursue a degree program at one of our colleges.  

Application Requirements

  • Complete an International Student Admission Application (to be filled out by applicant only). An International Student Admission Application is available from your International Student Advisor.
  • You must be in good standing at your current institution and must enroll in the next academic term after leaving your current institution.
  • Submit a Form I-20 release letter from your current institution or a Transfer Verification document (included in the International Student Admission Application).
  • You are required to take the official City Colleges English placement test (reading comprehension and writing mechanics) and demonstrate an intermediate level of English proficiency.
  • Submit official copies of academic transcripts from secondary, college, or university institutions.
  • Submit all educational credentials (transcripts, diplomas, or certificates) earned at the secondary or post-secondary levels outside of the United States. All such credentials must be evaluated by Educational Perspectives.
  • Submit a copy of your current SEVIS Form I-20.
  • Submit a copy of your passport, visa and Form I-94.
  • Submit a completed Affidavit of Support form. Sponsors who are US citizens and permanent residents should complete the USCIS Form I-134 Affidavit of Support. Sponsors who are not US citizens or permanent residents should complete the Affidavit of Support form included with the International Student Admission Application.
  • Submit a certified bank letter of verification. Sponsor must show a minimum of USD$30,000 in his/her account. If you are a self-sponsored student, you must show a minimum of USD$40,000 in your account.
  • Submit an employment verification form. Sponsor must show a minimum annual income of USD$40,000.
  • Pay a USD$100.00 non-refundable application processing fee (certified check or money order).


International Student Advisors   

Harold Washington College ​Yolanda Townsend-Smith ​(312) 553-6004
Truman College ​​Amanda Trybula ​(773) 907-4796​
​Kennedy-King College​ Eric Hayes ​(773) 602-5273
Malcolm X College ​Michael Ryniec ​(312) 850-7107
Olive-Harvey College ​Dorian Thomas ​(773) 291-6384
Daley College ​Eduardo Lugo ​(773) 838-7572
​​Wright College ​​Nicole Meeuwse Tienou ​(773) 481-8618





Contact Information

(773) 907-4000​
(773) 506-3855
1145 W. Wilson Ave.
Admissions and Advising Center
Chicago, IL 60640
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