International Students

Welcome International Students

Thank you for considering Sierra College as an international student in the United States. Sierra College offers quality education, flexibility, small classes and all the support you need to be successful. 

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Gain Affordable and Accessible Entry into US Higher Education

Sierra College is a community college, which is a higher education institution that offers university transfer courses, technical education, job training and community programs.

For university transfer, you attend Sierra to complete your major preparation and general education requirements. Afterwards, you transfer to a four-year university to complete your Bachelor’s degree. Save money on higher education by attending Sierra College.

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Enjoy a Well-Rounded College Experience

Our international students have plenty of activities to choose from: you can join student clubs and athletic teams, enjoy field trips, take fitness classes, and serve on the student government. Clubs are organized to involve students in specialized fields of interest aligned with your academic major, personal interest in a particular activity, or special service to the college or community.

Find Support Every Step of the Way

The Student Engagement Center offers staff who can help you with questions regarding cross-cultural issues, personal and social interactions, living in the US, as well as community programs and resources. Our Designated Student Official (DSO) can provide information about immigration regulations and F-1 visa status. We are dedicated to helping you transition to living and studying in the US.

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Live in Northern California

Sierra College is located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills in Northern California. Enjoy year-round activities at outdoor recreation and resort areas as well as easy travel to San Francisco and Sacramento.

  • Sacramento - 20mi/30km
  • San Francisco - 110mi/180km
  • Lake Tahoe - 100mi/160km
  • Yosemite National Park - 160mi/260km
  • Los Angeles / Southern California - 400mi/645km



Contact International Student Services

5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin, CA, United States, 95677-3397
Phone: (916) 660-7330
Fax: (916) 630-4500
Email: internationalstudents@sierracollege.edu