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Apply Now as an International Student

Want to apply to CSI as an International Student? You're in the right place! Follow the steps on this page to get admitted. If you need help or have questions about your application contact the International Student Office. We're here to help!

Application Deadlines for International CSI Students
  Applicants Outside the U.S. Transfer Applicants
Fall June 15 July 21
Spring November 1 November 1
Summer Applications are not accepted for summer semester

  • Submitting your application and documents by the dates set above guarantees an admission decision in time to get your I-20 and make a VISA appointment in your country. All applications submitted after the priority dates, may not have enough time to be processed and admission may be delayed to the following semester.

  • We do not accept applications for the summer semester.

Steps to Get Admitted to CSI

Apply to CSI

Fill out the general CSI Application for either Fall or Spring semester. Summer enrollment is not available. 

Make sure to have on hand a copy of a passport or national identification card.

Send in Official Transcripts

Official transcripts from high school and colleges. High school transcripts not in English, will need to be translated before accepted. The College of Southern Idaho does not provide in-house evaluation of foreign college transcripts (translation is NOT an equivalent to evaluation). Thus, transcripts must be evaluated through credential evaluation services. Only evaluation agencies that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) are accepted.

We recommend World Education Services (WES):

World Education Services (WES)
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Telephone: (212) 966 6311
Fax: (212) 739 6239
Show Financial Responsibility

a. Certificate of Financial Responsibility for one full academic year.

b. Official bank statement from bank declaring six months of appropriate funds in US Dollars. This must be sent directly from the bank to The College of Southern Idaho. Students on a sponsoring scholarship program must submit an official financial guarantee before registering for classes.

c. Pay the SEVIS fee ($350). Keep the receipt for entry into the US.

d. If applicable, pay the deposit ($2500) prior to registering for classes.

Display Language Proficiency

International applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate acceptable levels of English proficiency through an approved examination or institutional review.

Examples of approved examinations include:

  1. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum score of 450 on the paper test or 55 on the Internet-based test or 173 on computer based test.

  2. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum overall score of 5.0.

  3. Duolingo test with a minimum score of 80.

  4. Students below minimum proficiency may be eligible for an alternate ESL placement test and institutional review based on the recommendation of a CSI faculty or staff member. These students would be required to take appropriate on-campus English courses during their first semester.

  5. Language proficiency may be proven by evaluation of a transcript
Document Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students require all documentation in the list above plus the following: 

  1. Copy of current VISA.

  2. Copy of I-94

  3. International Student Transfer Eligibility Form