International Students Office

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The International Students Program provides a one-stop service with counselors and staff to meet the needs of the international students. Students benefit from individualized academic counseling, college activities, the honors program, athletics, and other extra-curricular activities. Students may earn associate degrees, certificates of achievement, or may transfer to four-year universities.


Monday - Friday 
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Phone: 559.442.8256 
Email: FCC - International Student Office 
Principal Designated School Official (PDSO)/Coordinator: Mary Alfieris
Location: ST-108
(Student Services Building #10)
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Fresno City College
Attn: International Students Office
1101 E University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741


  • Academic Counseling
  • College Activities
  • Clubs
  • Athletics

Top Reasons to Attend FCC

Our college offers a high quality education at an affordable cost, with class schedules designed to meet your needs. Here are 11 reasons why Fresno City College is an excellent choice:

  1. Affordable tuition, less then half of most four-year educational institutions.
  2. Excellent opportunity to complete your general education and major requirements before transferring to a four-year college or university.
  3. Academic excellence at a fully accredited institution.
  4. Outstanding variety of academic, vocational, and short-term course programs. The Honors Program is open to International Students.
  5. Articulation agreements with most major universities and four-year institutions in California.
  6. Class size typically much smaller than four-year colleges and universities and classes are available daytime, evenings, weekends, and online.
  7. Tutoring is free and remedial courses in English and Math are available to help you succeed.
  8. State-of-the-art technology equipment provided in computer labs, Learning Resource Center, Library, and Tutoring Center.
  9. Partnerships with four-year educational institutions, the California State University (CSU's) and the University of California (UC's). Located in Fresno are CSU Fresno and Fresno Pacific University (a private university). Close to Fresno are CSU Stanislaus, University of the Pacific (a private university), San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, CSU Sacramento, UC Berkeley, UC Merced and UC Davis.
  10. Diverse student population with many cultural clubs.
  11. If you do not meet the TOEFL requirements you can attend the American English Institute and then transfer to Fresno City College.


Admissions Status

  • Accepted
    If you are accepted you will receive the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) which is necessary for obtaining an F-1 student visa. The Form I-20 will be mailed directly to your home address. 
  • Incomplete
    If your admission status is incomplete for current entry, you will receive a letter by postal mail or email indicating the necessary documents that will be required to complete your file for future enrollment.
  • Not Accepted
    If not accepted you will receive correspondence by postal mail or email specifying the reason(s).


To help you through the process, here is a flyer with the Admission Requirements.

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