How to Apply: International Students

Steps to Getting Started

Sierra is dedicated to helping you with the entire international admissions process every step of the way. Use the following steps to get started at Sierra College.

Step 1: Apply Today

To become a Sierra College student, start by completing the international student application. The application fee is non-refundable ($100 US Dollars).

International Students Application

Application Deadlines. To attend Sierra College in the:

  • Fall semester, apply by June 1
  • Spring semester, apply by Nov. 1
  • Summer session, apply by May 1

Step 2: Submit a Transfer Eligibility Form (if applicable)

As part of the admissions process at Sierra College, you are required to complete a Transfer Eligibility Form to show that you are in status with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Information on this form will be used to determine your eligibility to transfer to Sierra College. Your transfer request will not be considered without the completion of this form.

Transfer Eligibility Form

Step 3: Pay the Application Fee

The application fee can be paid for by check (personal, cashiers, etc.) or by using a credit card (MasterCard or Visa only). Please submit your payment with the Payment Form.

Payment Form

Step 4: Complete the Requirements for International Student Admissions*

Our international admission requirements* conform to the regulations of the United States for issuing F-1 visas.

  • Submit your TOEFL Score or IELTS Score. Minimum 133 CBT, 450 PBT, or 45 iBT; IELTS 5.0
  • Submit an Original Bank Statement. Balance must be a minimum of $30,000 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.

Step 5: Complete the Student Visa Process

Once you are accepted at Sierra College, you will receive from Sierra College your Form I-20 and acceptance packet.

  • After you receive your I-20, make an appointment at the US embassy or consulate in your home country.
  • Pay the required Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) SEVIS I-901 fee online. Remember to take a copy of the receipt to your Visa appointment.
  • Attend your US embassy or consulate appointment and remember to take all your documents with you (i.e., I-20, Sierra College acceptance letter, financial documents, etc.)

Step 6: Schedule Your Travel to Sierra College

  • You're almost here! Start making your travel plans. Be sure to arrive a few days before the Orientation Date listed in your Acceptance Letter.



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