International Students - Enrollment & Visa Information

Ithaca College welcomes international students for the three-week Summer College for High School Students program!

As an international student at Ithaca College you will work through the Offices of International Programs and Extended Studies. Please read through the following important information before you apply.

Visa Requirements
International students should apply for a B (visitor) visa. An F1 student visa in not available for high school students to study at Ithaca College in this summer program. 

English Proficiency
International students should be fluent in written and spoken English. This proficiency is also critical to your success in the program. International applicants whose native language is other than English are required to submit proof of English proficiency. Courses are taught in English and you must be able to effectively communicate with faculty members, fellow students, your roommate, and others to succeed at Summer College. The following are acceptable means to demonstrate proof of English proficiency:

  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    • iBT 80

    • Paper-based 550

  • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

    • 6.0

  • Three years of attendance at a high school where English is the principal language of instruction.

Acceptance into Ithaca College's summer college program does not guarantee admittance into Ithaca College.

Program Fees
The cost to attend the 2018 Summer College for High School Students three-week session is US$4,980. This fee includes room and board in an Ithaca College residence hall, a campus meal plan, and all required activities. (Certain expenses such as textbooks, are not included in the cost of the program -- these additional expenses come to approximately US$250.)

Payment in full is due by June 1. We do not offer a payment plan, nor is financial aid available for international students.

You will not be officially registered for your course until you have been accepted into the program, paid the program fee, and returned all required forms.

Required Forms
Upon acceptance, you will be provided with a link where you can complete and upload several forms required for participation in the Summer College for High School Students. All forms must be completed, signed, and returned by June 1. We cannot register you in your course without them.