International Students

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

Required Materials

1. A completed application for admission can be located at

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.