[DRAFT] 2024-2025 Bulletin: Policies and General Information 
    Jul 13, 2024  
[DRAFT] 2024-2025 Bulletin: Policies and General Information

International Student Policies

In addition to the Academic  (registration, enrollment, etc), Admissions  (transcript, english proficiency) and University Policies  (community-level, non-academic policies) of CGU, international students may also be impacted by specific regulations related to their citizenship status: 

Visa Regulations

Claremont Graduate University is certified by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approving non-immigrant students on F-1 visas for attendance under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 101(a)(15)(f); and by the Department of State (DOS) for non-immigrant exchange visitors on J-1 visas under INA Section 101(a)(15)(j). 

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) in coordination with DOS and DHS, oversees the federal regulations of all non-immigrants on F, and J visas. Students on an F-1 or J-1 visa are bound to the regulations provided below:

To understand how these regulations are implemented at CGU, contact the SLDL Office. Contact information for the SLDL Office can be found on the International Services  page in the bulletin.

The International Advisors at CGU are unable to advise students on visas other than F-1/F-2 and J-1/J-2. Students on visa types other than F and J are recommended to contact a licensed immigration attorney. For more information, contact the SLDL Office.

Third-Party or Sponsored Students

Students sponsored by an organization or government agency must become familiar with their sponsor’s regulations on payment of tuition and fees. Students who require direct billing of sponsors must contact the Office of Student Accounts each semester to ensure billing arrangements are made at student.accounts@cgu.edu or visit the Student Accounts   page in this bulletin.

International Scholars Program

The International Scholars Program (ISP) equips international, multilingual students with the linguistic, cultural, and communicative competence needed for successful completion of coursework in their chosen field(s) of study at CGU.