International Students

International StudentsWelcome to the City Colleges! You will feel right at home. We are very proud of our international students - about 400 students from 75 countries. This talented group comprises an important part of our highly diverse student population.

City Colleges of Chicago is one of the largest and most comprehensive community colleges in the United States and has been an integral part of the City of Chicago since 1911. Comprised of seven colleges located across the city, we offer more than 200 programs of study to prepare our students for a career or to continue their education at a four-year college or university.                 

CCC Accepts Three Types of International Students

Mandatory Medical Insurance Requirements

The Board of Trustees of the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) require that all International Students under F1 status (student visa) attending City Colleges of Chicago must have health insurance before they can register for classes. (No exceptions)  Failure to obtain such insurance or willful violation of this insurance requirement will be considered a violation of status.                       

Foreign Credentials Evaluation

Educational credentials — such as college credits, diplomas, or certificates — earned at the secondary or post-secondary levels outside of the United States must be evaluated by an approved transcript evaluation service. 

Members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) provide credential evaluation services for individuals who have completed education outside the United States.

It is up to the student to research pricing and select an NACES approved credential evaluation service


Click the Foreign Credentials Evaluation link to learn more about NACES members and how to submit transcript evaluations.


City Colleges of Chicago Campus Advisors​

Location Name Title Phone Number Email
District Eric Hayes​​ AVC, Student Enrollment Management
Kennedy-King College Ofelia Valdez Director – Enrollment Management 7736025272
  LaVondra Lacey Registrar 7736025273
Harry S Truman College Jose Carrejo College Advisor 7739076809
  Sean Heraty Dean of Enrollment Management 7739074738
  Cierra Deleon Admissions Specialist/Advisor 7739074499
  Marlene Castellanos College Advisor 7739074490
  Jodi-Ann Browning-Bent Associate Dean-Student Services 7739074367
Olive-Harvey College Nailah Watson Registrar 7732916334
  Felicia Spaulding College Advisor 7732916136
  Deja-Noel Wimms Admissions Specialist/Advisor 7732916367
Harold Washington College Kim Bowens Dean of Enrollment Management 3125535666
  Tiffany Stallworth College Administrative Asst I 3125535905
Richard J. Daley College Carlos Lugo College Advisor 7738387572
  Jacqueline Lloyd Registrar 7738387974
Wilbur Wright College Melissa Champs Dean of Enrollment Management 7734818323
  Tremel Moody Associate Dean – EnrollmentManagement 7734818396
Malcolm X College Brian Hall Dean-Student Services 3128507899​
  Kisha Ingram Dean of Enrollment Management 3128507291​
  LaShonda Holloway Director – Enrollment Management 3128507320​