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Admissions Requirements


1. ARC Enrollment Application for an ARC Student ID #. [Please note that receiving a student identification number does not guarantee acceptance into ARC as an international student.  You must complete all the requirements to be accepted and receive an I-20.] 


2. SEVIS Enrollment Form: This form must be completely filled out with the appropriate information for your I-20 account.


3. Proof of English Proficiency: If your primary language is not English, you must show proof of English proficiency.


4. ARC's ESL Assessment Test (only for transfer-in F-1 students already in the U.S.) with a minimum score at ESL level 50. This exam is given at the ARC Assessment Center inside of Student Services


5. Official Transcripts:


6. Official Bank statement: All international students must show sufficient financial support for their first year of study. Please read this section carefully.


7. $50 Non-refundable application fee must be paid by personal check from a U.S. Bank or Money Order. Your I-20 cannot be processed without payment for the application fee.

Upcoming Semester Deadlines:

Fall 2017 Spring 2018
CLOSED September 5, 2017- October 1, 2017

Current F-1 Students

Fall 2017                                            Spring 2018


September 5, 2017- November 1, 2017


Please send the completed Application Packet by Mail:

International Student Program
American River College
4700 College Oak Dr.
Sacramento, Ca 95841

or Scan & Email to: