Application Requirements

Get started by downloading the Shasta College International Student Admissions Application (PDF).

Fill out the International Student Application Packet

  1. Download Shasta College International Student Admissions Application (PDF)
  2. Return it via:
    • Email: Cindy Silva at
    • Mail: 
      Shasta College International Admissions
      PO Box 496006
      Redding, CA 96049-96006
    • In-Person: 
      Shasta College, 100 Building
      11555 Old Oregon Trail
      Redding, CA 96049

Receive an I-20 issued to you

After you're accepted, your I-20 will be sent to you (within one business day). 

Pay a $350 SEVIS fee online

Applicants needing a visa to enter the U.S. must pay the SEVIS fee before going to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate for their visa interview. The fee must be paid at least three business days before the scheduled visa interview.

To pay this fee, go to Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) SEVIS I-901 Fee Processing website.

Fees will NOT be payable at the consulate.

Visa Interview

You must make an appointment at an embassy or consulate in order to receive your student visa (F1). To find the U.S. Embassy or Consulate nearest to you, visit their website at

You'll need to bring your Shasta College I-20 to your appointment along with other documents (i.e. SEVIS payment receipt, financial documents, passport, Shasta College letter of acceptance, etc.). Contact the embassy or consulate to find out what other documents you will need to bring to your appointment. 

Orientation, Testing, and Registration

International students are required to attend an in-person orientation. During the orientation, students will tour the campus, meet the international student advisor, learn class regulations, and register for classes.

The general Shasta College Orientation is online at: New Student Online Orientation.

Contact Ryan Loughrey at for more information about the orientation specifically for International Students.