Applying to Shasta College is very easy to do! You must complete our international student application packet and submit some additional information. You may download our student application or request a paper application.

After we have received your completed application and you have met all the necessary requirements, we will process your acceptance and send your acceptance documentation by mail.

Application Dates & Deadlines

International students can apply and enroll at Shasta College two times during the year (Fall and Spring). Tuition fees must be paid at the time of registration.

All documents for admission must be submitted by the following deadlines:   

Application Dates

  • For Fall Semester (classes begin mid August): May 30
  • For Spring Semester (classes begin late January): November 1

Incomplete applications will be redirected for the following semester admission consideration.

Transfer Students from a U.S. language school or other college in the U.S.

If you are already in the U.S. and you would like to transfer to Shasta College directly from a U.S. language school or college, the application deadline will be :

  • For Fall Semester: June 1
  • For Spring Semester: December 1

English Language Requirements

Students must be able to read, write and speak English at a level necessary to actively pursue a full-time academic program. English proficiency is demonstrated by taking one of the following language proficiency tests:

Language Proficiency Tests Minimum Score Website
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
The Shasta College Institutional TOEFL Code is 4696

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
The Shasta College Institutional TOEFL Code is 4696

Internet Based Test (IBT)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
The Shasta College Institutional TOEFL Code is 4696

Computer Based Test (CBT)
(International English Language Testing Systems)
STEP Eiken
(Society for Testing English Proficiency - Japan)
Pre-Level 1
​PTE Academic
44 or above

Minimum Score for the Language Proficiency Test

International students who meet all the admission requirements except the aforementioned English Language proficiency may be admitted as provisional students and must take and pass the ESL classes and maintain a full-time (minimum 12 units) status as per USCIS regulations before achieving regular admission status. The initial placement level for the ESL classes will be determined based on assessment.

These tests are not required for the following categories of students:

  • ESL students or students whose native (first) Language is English.
  • Students who have transcripts from a U.S. university/college showing completion of college level English (English 1A) with a grade of C or higher.
  • Students who complete The American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) located at California State University, Chico, prior to attending Shasta College.
  • Students who completed Level 600 of the University of California Davis’ Intensive English Program (UCD-IEP) with an overall GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or better except for its writing course. The writing course grade has to be a B or better.
  • Students who have spent one or more years at a U.S. high school.
  • Students who are certified by our international partners that they meet the English proficiency for study at U.S. Colleges.