Crafton Hills College is approved by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to admit non-immigrant F-1 Visa international students. The number of International students permitted to enroll may be limited at the discretion of the president of the college. In order to be considered for admission, all applicable materials must be submitted by the following deadlines:
May 1 for Fall Semester
November 1 for Spring Semester
March 15 for Summer Session
1. A completed application for admission can be located at www.craftonhills.edu/apply
2. Test score from “Test of English as a Foreign Language” (TOEFL). A minimum score of 500 is required. (Not required of students from a country where the native language is English).
Note: Copies of the TOEFL Bulletin of Information for Candidates are available at most American embassies. The application to take the TOEFL test must be received by the Educational Testing Service at least four weeks
before the testing date.
3. Official transcripts of all previous secondary school and college work, including an English translation, a letter of reference from a prominent person in your community, verifying character, background, and ability.
4. A non-refundable application processing fee of $25.00 in the form of a money order made payable to Crafton Hills College.
5. Official documentation of birth date. No international students under eighteen years of age will be admitted.
6. A recent photograph. Photocopies are not acceptable.
7. Verification of a recent chest X-ray or skin test that indicates a negative tuberculosis test. Note: X-ray or skin test must be done in the United States. The results must be on file with the college within the first month of
8. An affidavit of financial support.
9. When all requirements have been met, a letter of acceptance will be mailed. An I-20 will be mailed upon receipt of the first semester’s fees in American dollars in the form of a money order.
Rules Governing International Students
1. Students must be in the local area no later than August 1 for Fall Semester and January 4 for Spring Semester.
2. Students are responsible for finding their own housing in nearby communities. The college does not have living accommodations on campus.
3. First semester fees must be paid before an I-20 is issued.
4. Students must report to the Counseling office at the college when they arrive in the area and present their Visa, I-94, I-20. These documents will be copied and filed.
The counseling and registration procedure will be explained at that time. Students must pay all required fees at time of application.
5. Students may attend Crafton Hills College for a maximum of five semesters, and must take twelve or more units each semester.
6. Students are required to enroll in an international health insurance plan and show proof of that enrollment.
Evaluation of Transcripts from International Institutions
Foreign institutions are usually chartered and authorized by their national governments through a ministry of education. Although this provides for standardization within a country, it does not produce useful information about comparability from one country to another. As a result, all students who have attended a foreign institution must:
1. Have their transcripts evaluated by a member company of the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE).
2. The student must have an official copy of the evaluation sent to the Crafton Hills College Admissions and Records Office.
The following organizations can assist institutions by distributing general or specific guidelines on admission and placement of foreign students. Equivalency or placement recommendations are to be evaluated in the terms of the programs and policies of the individual receiving institution.
Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute
P.O. Box 6908
Beverly Hills, CA 90202
800.419.4601 Fax: 888.754.8438
Academic & Professional International Evaluations, Inc.
P.O. Box 5787
Los Alamitos, CA 90721-5787
562.594.6498 Fax: 562.594.8498
American Education Research Corporation
P.O. Box 996
West Covina, CA 91793-0996
626.339.4404 Fax: 626.339.9081
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
414.289.3400 Fax: 414.289.3411
Educational Records Evaluation Service, Inc.
601 University Avenue, Suite 127
Sacramento, CA 95825-6738
916.921.0790 Fax: 916.921.0793
Note: Please follow the instructions on the application and fee schedule, which are available from ERES.
International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
Credentials Evaluation Service
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
310.258.9451 Fax: 310.342.7086
Note: Request a detailed report
World Education Services Application for Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
212.966.6311 Fax: 212.739.6100
Note: You must indicate on their application that the evaluation is for a California teaching credential or permit. Please print all information.