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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$24,000 in his/her account. If you are a self-sponsored student, you must show a minimum of USD$34,000 in your account.
  • Submit an employment verification form. Sponsor must show a minimum annual income of USD$40,000.


International Student Advisors                  

Harold Washington College ​Yolanda Townsend-Smith ​(312) 553-6004
Truman College Jose Carrejo ​(773) 907-4796​
​Kennedy-King College​ Eric Hayes ​(773) 602-5273
Malcolm X College ​Michael Ryniec ​(312) 850-7107
Olive-Harvey College ​Ofelia Valdez or Felicia Spaulding ​(773) 291-6732 or (773) 291-6136
Daley College ​Eduardo Lugo ​(773) 838-7572
​​Wright College ​​Joseph Kim ​(773) 481-8128
Wright College ​Liz Miazek (773) 481-8322





Contact Information

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1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Room 1404
Chicago, IL 60612
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