How to Apply as an International Student

Application Deadlines

Term Out of Country Application Deadline In Country Application Deadline
Spring 2025 November 15, 2024 November 30, 2024
Fall 2024 July 15th, 2024 July 31, 2024

Application Process

The application process has two parts.


(1) Apply to Fresno City College here

(2) Submit additional documents to our International Students Office via email


1. Apply to Fresno City College

Apply to Fresno City College
(Note: To join our International Program, you must be 18 years old before the start of the semester for which you are applying.   Additional Info on applying to FCC.)

  1. Begin your application by creating an Open CCC account.  This is a statewide system.
  2. While logged into your Open CCC account, click Start a New Application to apply to Fresno City College. (Note: In the section where it asks for SS#, click the "no Documents" box.)


After your application is submitted:

  • You will receive a welcome email
  • Within 3 business days, your application will be processed
  • You will then receive a second email containing your 7-digit College Student ID number for the State Center Community College District (SCCCD) as well as login information for your student portal.  

2. Additional Documents

Prepare and submit additional documents to our International Program Office through email.

Write the 7-digit College Student ID number on the Admissions Requirements Checklistand include it with your additional documents.

See list of additional documents in table below.

Please submit together in one packet these additional documents:

Category Details Documents
Application Checklist Required Admissions Requirements Checklist
Financial Required Bank Letter or Bank Statement
Financial Required Affidavit of Support
Financial Required Cost of Attendance Acknowledgement
English Language Required (See Admissions Requirements Checklist for details. If you graduated from a U.S. high school, attended a U.S. college, or English is the official language of your home country, you are exempt from this requirement) TOEFL or IELTS Exam Results or an Evaluation by our office of an English Proficiency examination
High School Graduation Required Proof of Graduation from your Secondary School or Equivalent
Passport Required A copy of your passport information
Transcript Required if you attended any U.S. school. All transcripts from U.S. schools

Additional Requirements for In-Country Students

Category Details Documents
Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status Required from the school you are currently attending Form I-20
Transfer Eligibility Form Required if you are transferring from a U.S. language institute, high school, college, or university. Completed by your current DSO. Transfer Eligibility Form
Current Visa Required Copy of current F-1 visa


Please feel free to call or email us if you have any questions.  We are here to support you with the process.

Phone: 559.442.8256

Email: FCC International Admissions