International Students: How to Apply

Sierra is dedicated to helping you with the entire international admissions process every step of the way.
To become a Sierra College student, start with the international student application.

International Students Application

Optional form: Transfer Clearance Form

Required for International Student Admissions*

If you have any questions or need further information please contact us: or + 1 916 660 7330.

Submit your TOEFL score Or Enroll in ESL (English Second Language) courses at Sierra
Submit an original bank statement Balance at a minimum of $17,000 US dollars
Provide official transcripts Indicating completion of secondary school (if appropriate translated into English)
Submit a copy of your passport Photo page of a valid passport
*Our international admission requirements conform to the regulations of the United States government for issuing F-1 visas.

Paying the application fee

You can send the application fee by the following methods

  1. Bank draft or cashiers check.
  2. Master card or visa. Complete this credit card authorization form.
  3. Wire Transfer.

Health Insurance

In the United States health care can be expensive. All international students are required to purchase medical insurance from the Sierra College recommended provider.
All students are also required to submit to Sierra College, proof of freedom from tuberculosis before the start of classes. This report must be professionally translated into English and dated within 3 months before the start of classes.

Student Visa Process

  1. Apply to Sierra College. Once you are accepted, you will receive from Sierra College your Form I-20 and acceptance packet.
  2. Once you receive your I-20 make an appointment at your embassy. Read our helpful Visa Tips and Student Coming to USA information sheets.
  3. Pay the SEVIS requirement fee on line – remember to take a copy of the receipt to your appointment at the embassy. For more info:
  4. Go to your appointment and remember to take all your documents with you, (I-20, acceptance letter, financial documents, etc.)
  5. Make your travel plans to come to Sierra approximately 2 weeks before classes begin to attend testing and orientation

Visa-Tips Student-Coming-to-USA

Contact International Students

Rocklin Campus J 8

  • Fall and Spring Hours
    M-Th: 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Closed Friday