INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSIONS

International student applicants must complete the steps listed below.

Apply to Cayuga as an International Student

SEND ALL MATERIAL TO:

Admissions Office
Cayuga Community College
197 Franklin Street
Auburn, NY 13021-3099 USA

admissions@cayuga-cc.edu

Students looking at course material in the Library

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY/TOEFL INFORMATION

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate an acceptable level of English language proficiency. At this time, Cayuga Community College does not offer English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

The TOEFL examination is required for all applicants in which English is not their primary language. Visit www.toefl.org for exam information. Cayuga’s Institution Code is 2010. Official TOEFL score reports must be submitted to Cayuga Community College.

Minimal TOEFL scores:

  • Paper: 500
  • Computer: 175
  • Internet: 61

Visit www.toefl.org for exam information. Cayuga’s Institution Code is 2010.

ACADEMIC RECORDS

Applicants must be a high school graduate. Students with foreign high school credentials must submit documentation showing equivalent high school graduation. Applicants must complete all applications and correspondence in English. Evaluations must be completed by an organization approved by NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) or any other organization recognized and endorsed by the College Registrar.

Transfer credit for previous college-level coursework should also be evaluated by an approved NACES organization and sent directly to Cayuga Community College.

PHOTO IDENTIFICATION

Provide a copy of an official government-issued form of identification, such as a passport.

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires all college students born after 1956, and taking 6 credit hours or more during a semester, to provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. The law also requires colleges to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccinations to all students taking 6 credit hours or more, whether they live on or off campus.

For more information on what you will need to provide, see Immunization Requirements.

ESTIMATED COST OF INTERNATIONAL ATTENDANCE

Estimated cost of International Student attending Cayuga Community College
Cost Item Academic Year
(9 Months)
Calendar Year
(12 Months)
Housing (room and board) ** $ 11,215 $ 15,465
Mandatory Fees (estimated) $ 632 $ 932
Tuition (estimated) *** $ 9,316 $ 11,588
Personal Expenses $ 1,103 $ 1,653
Transportation **** $ 1,441 $ 2,066
Books & Supplies $ 1,250 $ 1,875
TOTALS $ 24,957 $ 33,579

NOTE: Please note: All international students must have health insurance that is valid in the United States. Students may either show proof of such insurance or purchase international student health insurance.

* Additional expenses for remaining in the US and taking a full-time course load in the summer (students may enroll part time during the summer, additional fees apply for online coursework), subject to change
** Based upon 2018-2019 Lattimore Hall costs, subject to change
*** Tuition and fees are based on 2018-19 costs, additional fees may apply, subject to change
**** Local bus transportation to and from college is free to Cayuga students, estimated costs excludes airfare
Costs may vary depending on eating habits and personal care; students from warm climates should allow an additional $500 for purchase of cold weather clothing
This amount must be reflected in your Bank Statement and the Foreign Student Financial Statement

FOREIGN STUDENT FINANCIAL STATEMENT
REQUIRED FOR F-1 STUDENTS

F-1 visa applicants are required to demonstrate that they have financial resources to cover all of their educational expenses while attending Cayuga Community College.

The Foreign Student Financial Statement must be completed and accompanied by current notarized bank statements supporting the information reported on the form. Applicants must demonstrate the financial resources to support themselves during their stay in the United States, as well as transportation expenses to return to their home country.

NOTE: Cayuga Community College does not offer international scholarships. Students must demonstrate the ability to pay for their total educational and living expenses for their entire enrollment at Cayuga.

FINANCIAL AID FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Cayuga Community College has NO financial aid or scholarships available for international students. Students must demonstrate ability to pay for their total educational and living expenses for their entire enrollment at Cayuga.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

FIRST SEMESTER TUITION DEPOSIT

Please note: The first semester’s tuition and fees of $5,280 (refundable if unable to attend) are due before the I-20 and acceptance are issued. Students may pay with cash, wire transfer, (Flywire – tuition payment process which allows students to pay from any country and any bank) or a valid Visa or MasterCard.

FLYWIRE – INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PAYMENTS

Cayuga Community College has partnered with Flywire to streamline the tuition payment process. Flywire allows you to pay from any country and any bank. They offer excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases). Students can track the progress of their payment throughout the transfer process via a student dashboard and be notified via email when their payment is received.

Students need their Student ID (your C #) to submit payment to Flywire.

PLACEMENT TESTING

Once accepted for Admission, you will be notified if you need placement testing.  Most students require placement testing to determine the level of math and/or English they will begin with at our institution.  If this is the case, you will take the placement test off-campus, prior to registration and issuance of the I-20. See our “Placement Testing” page for more information.