- Select a program of study on our college degree page
- Begin online application (select New User to start application) - Apply Here
- Upload documents
- Review your application. Click here if you Forgot Your Password
- Pay Application Fee and Submit Application
- Receive your Admission Email
When to Apply
Spring 2024 - Classes begin on January 16, 2024. For the best selection of classes, we recommend applying before the deadlines.
- New F-1 (Coming from Outside the USA) – November 15, 2023
- Transfer F-1 (Within the USA) – January 17, 2024
- Global Online Learning (GOL) – January 17, 2024
What we need
- Bank Letter or Bank Statement showing funds of at least $32,000 dated no earlier than 3 months before the date you apply. The total estimated expenses are:
Costs are estimates based on the 2023-2024 academic year and are subject to change.
|Tuition (12 units @ $359 per unit)*||$4,308||$8,616|
|Enrollment Fee (12 units @ $46 per unit)*||$552||$1,104|
|Health Insurance (Fall $995 | Spring & Summer $1,393)*||$1,194||$2,388|
|Living Expenses (based on a shared room with meals for 10 months
in the San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley Homestay Program.)
* International/Nonresident tuition, enrollment and health insurance fees will be
charged directly by the college at each semester.
** See "Line Item Summary of Costs"
Line Item Summary of Costs
|International Program Expenses||Semester||Year|
|Application Fee (non-refundable, one-time fee)||N/A||$50|
|Books and Supplies||$500||$1,000|
|Local Public Transportation||$500||$1,000|
If dependents (spouse or child) will be accompanying you, the bank certification and/or Affidavit of support must include an additional $5,000 for the first dependent and an additional $2,500 for each additional dependent.
- Transcripts from secondary schools or colleges accompanied by English translations
- Copy of your valid passport
- Proof of English Language Proficiency: A minimum score or higher on an approved English proficiency examination:
- TOEFL iBT - 56
- IELTS Band (Academic) - 5.5
- Duolingo - 85
- PTE Academic - 42
- Eiken Grade - 2A
- Find more ways to meet the English Requirement here.
For more information about applying to College of San Mateo, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.