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Apply for International Admission from Your Home Country

The general admissions requirements are accessible through this website. Any questions or concerns you have about applying to the City Colleges can be answered by contacting your International Student Advisor.

Application Requirements

  • Complete an International Student Admission Application (to be filled out by applicant only). International Student Admission Application is available from your International Student Advisor.
  • Submit official copies of academic transcripts from secondary, college, or university institutions.
  • Submit all educational credentials (transcripts, diplomas, or certificates) earned at the secondary or post-secondary levels outside of the United States. All such credentials must be evaluated by Educational Perspectives.
  • Submit a completed Affidavit of Support form. Sponsors who are US citizens and permanent residents should complete the USCIS Form I-134 Affidavit of Support. Sponsors who are not US citizens or permanent residents should complete the Affidavit of Support form included with the International Student Admission Application.
  • Submit a certified bank letter of verification. Sponsor must show a minimum of USD$20,000 in his/her account. If you are self-sponsored student, you must show a minimum of USD$40,000 in your account.
  • Submit an employment verification form. Sponsor must show a minimum annual income of USD$40,000.
  • Pay a USD$100.00 non-refundable application processing fee (certified check or money order).

Students from countries where English is not the official language must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test. Minimum test scores required for admittance: 500 on the paper-based test, OR 173 on the computer-based test, OR 61 on the Internet-based test with a minimum of 15 points in each test category (reading, listening, speaking, writing). Please send your TOEFL scores to your college.

City Colleges of Chicago TOEFL Codes

  • Daley College - #1649
  • Harold Washington College - #1089
  • Kennedy-King College - #1910
  • Malcolm X College - #1144
  • Olive-Harvey College - #158
  • Truman College - #1111
  • Wright College -  #1958

 

International Student Advisors

Harold Washington College ​Yolanda Townsend-Smith ​(312) 553-5878
Truman College ​​Amanda Trybula ​(773) 907-4796​
​Kennedy-King College​ Dr. De' Reese L. Reid-Hart ​(773) 602-5273
Malcolm X College ​Michael Ryniec ​(312) 850-7107
Olive-Harvey College ​Eric Hayes ​(773) 291-6384
Daley College ​Eduardo Lugo ​(773) 838-7572
​​Wright College ​​Melvin Harris & Allun (Zanjun) Ren ​(773) 481-8551
​District Office ​Diego Aguilar​ ​(312) 553-3441​

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Fax: 
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Room 1325
Chicago, IL 60612
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