International students at Napa Valley College make a valuable contribution to campus life by enriching the cultural, social, and academic experience of the local students and the community.

Steps for Admission

  • Complete an International Student Admission Application.
  • Students must complete the equivalent of high school with better than average grades and pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 173 on the computerized test, or 500 on the paper version and 61 on the IBT (Internet Based Test).  In addition, they must demonstrate adequate financial resources to complete their education without outside employment.
  • Official copies of transcripts from all secondary schools and colleges you have attended.  These transcripts must be in English and correspond to the American Grading System. *
  • A financial statement or tax documents showing that you or your sponsor has the financial resources to pay your tuition and related expenses while you attend Napa Valley College.
  • A certified Health evaluation form completed by a physician.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $25.00.  The check or money order should be in U.S. funds and made payable to Napa Valley College.
  • A transfer notification form if you are transferring from another United States School.
  • International students should apply to the college:
    •  For fall semester admission all materials should be submitted by May 1.
    •  For spring semester admission all materials should be submitted by October 1.

 

International Student Fee Information

International students must pay non-resident tuition, in addition to enrollment fees, and are required to have health and accident insurance.  There is no financial aid available for international students.  More information on fees can be found on our Registration web page. For an explanation on expenses and standard student budgets, please click on this link for College Board to learn more.

There is no financial aid available for international students.

English Proficiency for International Students

  • Your classes will be conducted in English, so you must demonstrate English Proficiency when you apply for admissions.  If your native language is not English, you must take the TOEFL.
  • International students are provided with an orientation to the college and with academic and personal counseling.  Additional information regarding admission may be obtained by contacting the Admissions and Records Office, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, California 94558 or by e-mailing dlarson@napavalley.edu. International Student office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 to 4 p.m. (closed Fridays from June 1 to August 1.) Please email in advance for available meeting times.

* Note:  Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an international evaluating service.  World Education Services is the recommended provider of international evaluations for Napa Valley College.  We will take other evaluations from other evaluating services, but strongly recommend using WES. If you have further questions about World Education Services, you can contact the San Francisco office at 1-415-677-9378 or click on their link below.

  World Education Services