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Location: SLDL Office
Office Phone: 909-607-0434
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Email: international@cgu.edu
Address: 738 N. College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711

Staff Staff


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Mireya Morales

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of International Student Services
SEVIS Designated School Official & Responsible Officer

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Ariel Carpenter

Assistant Director of Student Life & International Services
SEVIS Designated School Official

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Katie Fierro

Program Coordinator of Student Life, Diversity & Leadership

Welcome Welcome


Congratulations on your admission to CGU! On this page you will find information relevant to enroll as a new international student at CGU. Please take the time out to review the information provided in the Quick Links section in the left hand menu bar. Below, you will find three sections to begin the I-20/ F-1 Visa process, information on the student orientations as well check-in procedures. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your International Student Advisors at international@cgu.edu

I-20 and Visa Requirements I-20 and Visa Requirements


Once your application is accepted and you are admitted into the program of your choice, the International Services staff will assist you with processing the required I-20 (F-1 Student visa status). The requirements for obtaining an I-20  are listed below:

Tuition Deposit/Intent to Enroll

To begin the I-20 process, you must first submit your program tuition deposit (you should only submit one deposit):

I-20 Required Documents

The following documents should be emailed directly to international@cgu.edu

Affidavit of Financial Support
International students must submit a signed Affidavit of Financial Support form to verify they have the financial means to attend CGU. The Affidavit of Financial Support can be found in the Quick Links section under FORMS.

Financial Statement or Proof
International students must also submit financial proof (e.g. bank document or letter from sponsor) of the statements made on the Affidavit of Financial Support form.

Copy of Passport
A copy of your passport is required.

SEVIS Transfer Requirements
If you currently have a SEVIS record, you will need your school or university to transfer your current SEVIS record. Please contact your current International Advisor on the steps and information needed. Typically, most schools will require a copy of your admission letter.

UEMS Eship Global

CGU uses a convenient express mail services that will allow you to pay for and receive your documents through DHL or FedEx in 3-5 days. THIS IS REQUIRED for all students who want their I-20 shipped. To set up an account, please visit the UEMS Eship Global website. For more information, go to the FORMS section under Quick Links.

Change of Status
If you are seeking a change of status to an F-1 or J-1, please refer to the "Change of Immigration Status" form and email the International Students office at international@cgu.edu.

VISA Application

After you receive your I-20, you may apply for your visa at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in your home country. You should allow at least one to two months for this process. For more information, visit the I-Place visa application page .

International Student Orientations International Student Orientations


All-CGU New Student Orientation

All-CGU Orientation is designed to introduce international students to CGU's academic programs, policies, and services. Fall 2018 Orientation is scheduled for August 28, 2018. For more information, click here. If you are arriving for the summer semester, you will be contacted individually with orientation dates.

International Student Orientation

Upon arrival at CGU, all International students are required to attend the New International Student and Scholar Orientation (NISSO) on August 17, 2018, presented by International Place (I-Place). You will be given specific information on maintaining your immigration status and advice for adapting to a new culture. We highly encourage international students to attend BOTH the International Student Orientation (NISSO) and the All-CGU New Student Orientation. Click here to register. 

Specific Program/Department Orientation

Your school- or department orientation will focus more directly on the program you are starting and will also introduce you to department staff, faculty and peers. Typically, most schools will host their orientation during the All-CGU New Student Orientation. Contact your school directly for more information.

Airport Pick-Up and Host Family Option

The International Place (I-Place) provides free airport pick-up and host family options for incoming international students. Free airport pick-up is only available on August 13, 2018, Times TBD. Host Families are available between August 13-17, 2018. Airport pick-up and host family registration is first come, first serve. Click here to register. 

Registration deadline for airport pick-up and host family ends July 9, 2018.


Check-In Check-In


Check-in is mandatory once you arrive to Claremont. Students are welcome to check-in during the International Student Orientation (hosted by I-Place), or schedule a one-on-one appointment with an International Student advisor. To schedule an appointment, please contact international@cgu.edu

Requirements for Check-In


All newly attending international students must bring passport, I-94 card, and visa (F or J).

Stamped I-20 (if applicable)

If you have received an initial status I-20 while out of the United States, it must have been stamped through the point of entry.

Graduate Medical History Report

This form is available in the FORMS section under Quick Links. 

Tuberculosis Testing

Student Health Services requires that all new international students undergo screening or provide proof of tuberculosis testing prior to arrival in the United States.

Health Insurance

Immigration policy requires that all international students are covered by an insurance policy. All registered international students are automaticall enrolled in the CGU Health Insurance plan during the fall and spring semester.

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