Cuesta College is approved by the United States Student and Exchange Visitors Program, Immigration & Customs Enforcement as an institution of higher learning for non-immigrant F-1 Visa (Academic Visa) students. Enrollees must attend Cuesta as full-time (12 credits minimum) students and be English-proficient.

Read more about all that Cuesta has to offer: International Student Program Brochure 

Application timelines for ALL international students, including transfers, are as follows: 

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BETWEEN... TO ATTEND CUESTA IN THIS SEMESTER...
JANUARY 1 - JULY 1
FALL
OCTOBER 1 - DECEMBER 1
SPRING
APRIL 1 - MAY 1
SUMMER

 

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

(See HERE for printer-friendly checklist)

 Submit the required items by the following methods:

Postal mail: Cuesta College, Attn: Admissions, PO Box 8106, San Luis Obispo CA 93403-8106
Shipping address: Highway One, Building 7400, San Luis Obispo CA 93405
Email: international@cuesta.edu
Fax:  (805) 546-3975

NEXT STEPS:

Once all of the above items are received and processed by our International Student Office, if admission criteria is met, students will be issued an I-20.  This document will be necessary to pay the SEVIS fee and to apply for the F-1 Visa at the appropriate U.S. Embassy.

Health Insurance 
F-1 students will be automatically enrolled in an international insurance plan each semester.  Fee will be billed in student's portal.

 

USCIS Special Instructions for B-1 (Temporary Business) and/or B-2 (Tourist) Visitors Who Want to Enroll in School.