International Student Checklist
International applicants are required to submit the following items:
- International Application.
- Copy of passport or national identification card.
- Official transcripts from high school and colleges. High school transcripts not in English, will need to be translated before accepted. The College of Southern Idaho does not provide in-house evaluation of foreign college transcripts (translation is NOT an equivalent to evaluation). Thus, transcripts must be evaluated through credential evaluation services. Only evaluation agencies that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) are accepted..
- Certificate of Financial Responsibility for one full academic year.
- Official bank statement from bank declaring six months of appropriate funds in US Dollars. This must be sent directly from the bank to The College of Southern Idaho. Students on a sponsoring scholarship program must submit an official financial guarantee before registering for classes.
- International applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate acceptable levels of English proficiency through an approved examination or institutional review in order to be admitted. Examples of approved examinations include a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum score of 450 on the paper test or 55 on the Internet-based test or 173 on computer based or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum overall score of 5.0. Additionally, prospective students below minimum proficiency may be eligible for an alternate ESL placement test and institutional review based on the recommendation of a CSI faculty or staff member. These students would be required to take appropriate on-campus English courses during their first semester.
- Students transferring from a college or university in the United States are required to submit a transfer clearance form along with a copy of their current I-20.
All required documents must be received and approved prior to the deadline in order for the issuance of an I-20. Failure to submit documents by the deadline may defer the application to the following semester.