The following resources are available for both international applicants and newly admitted international students to Claremont Graduate University. For additional information, contact Assistant Director of International Admissions Ariel Carpenter.
TOEFL or IELTS scores are required of all applicants who meet all of the following criteria:
- Whose native language is not English.
- Who are not citizens or permanent residents of countries where English is the sole official language of instruction, e.g., Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), England, Ghana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad, Tobago, Uganda, and Wales (see the CGU Bulletin for a complete list of accepted countries).
- Who do not hold an undergraduate or advanced degree, or will not have earned such a degree prior to enrolling at CGU, from an institution in the U.S. or in countries where English is the sole official language of instruction (see above).
- Who have not successfully completed an English-intensive pre-Master’s or immersive English graduate bridge program from a nationally recognized, regionally accredited four-year college or university in the United States in the last two years, subject to curriculum approval by the CGU Writing Center and submitted evidence of successful completion.
TOEFL or IELTS scores must be sent to CGU directly by the testing agency. Scores older than two years are not accepted. CGU’s school code for the TOEFL exam is 4053.
A minimum TOEFL score of 75 iBT, or a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, is necessary to be considered for admission to CGU. A minimum TOEFL score of 95 iBT, or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 with no sub section lower than 6.5, is required for direct-entry admission. Admitted students who score below 95 iBT on the TOEFL, or below 7.0 on the IELTS, will be required to successfully complete the International Scholars Program prior to beginning their academic degree program.
Once your application is accepted and you are admitted into the program of your choice, the International Services staff will assist you with processing the required I-20 (F-1 Student visa status) or DS-2019 (J-1 Student/Scholar visa status). The requirements for obtaining an I-20 or DS-2019 are listed below:
Tuition Deposit/Intent to Enroll
The correct forms may be found online at:
- Standard Tuition Deposit
- Drucker Tuition Deposit (MBA and Financial Engineering programs)
- Arts Management and Art Business Tuition Deposit
Affidavit of Financial Support
International students must submit a signed Affidavit of Financial Support form to verify they have the financial means to attend CGU.
Financial Statement or Proof
International students must also submit financial proof (e.g. bank document or letter from sponsor) of the statements made on the Affidavit of Financial Support form.
SEVIS Transfer Requirements
If you currently have a SEVIS record, you will need your school or university to complete the Transfer From CGU form and transfer your current SEVIS record.
Change of Status
If you are seeking a change of status to an F-1 or J-1, please refer to the “Change of Immigration Status” form and email the International Students office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you receive your I-20 or DS-2019, you may apply for your visa at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in your home country. You should allow at least one to two months for this process. For more information, visit the I-Place visa application page .
All International Students are required to attend three orientations.
As a multi-functional inter-college space, I-Place is an exciting hub of international activity throughout the year. The I-Place of The Claremont Colleges is also a center for cultural exchange and educational programming on key global issues as well as a resource for international students.
Senior Assistant Director of Student Life, Diversity & Leadership
SEVIS Designated School Official / Responsible Officer