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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INFORMATION

 

INTERESTED IN STUDYING MUSIC IN THE U.S.?

The California College of Music enables music students from all around the world to receive an inexpensive education in popular music. We pride ourselves on international diversity, and we have years of experience making the leap into an American music college smooth for international students. Since 1999, we have welcomed students from countries including Japan, India, Brazil, Russia, China, Mexico, Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, South Africa, Afghanistan, Peru, Belarus, Armenia, Morocco, Botswana, Egypt, and more!

Our incoming international students can expect support from instructors and staff throughout their college program. Our admissions staff is here to help you with every step of the admissions process, ensuring a very easy transition to studying abroad in the United States.

California College of Music is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students..

 

 

 

  HOW TO APPLY

Applying is easy! Just complete these 3 simple steps.

 

Complete and submit our Online Application for Admission. Be sure to include your video audition links within the application.

 

 

The $80 Application Fee can be paid using the following:

  • PayPal
  • Check or money order made payable to “California College of Music”
  • Visa or Mastercard

 


 

Scan and email the following supporting documents to us at admissions@ccmcollege.com

 

  • Academic Transcript
    • Submit an official copy of your highest academic transcript and/or foreign credential evaluation showing you have graduated from high school (or the equivalent).
  • Passport
    • Submit a high resolution scan of the photo page from of your official government-issued passport.
  • Bank Statement
    • Submit a bank statement that shows you will be able to afford tuition and the cost of living (approximately $1000 per month) in the U.S. while you study at CCM. If you have a financial sponsor who will be paying your tuition and living expenses, you must submit their bank statement as well as a Letter of Financial Support.
  • Evidence of English Proficiency
    • If English is not your native language, please provide us with a TOEFL (PBT or iBT) score of 45 or above, an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, or a Letter of Recommendation from an English teacher. Evidence of English Proficiency is NOT required for students from the following countries: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, Holland, India, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, St. Lucia, Sweden, United Kingdom, US Virgin Islands.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

CCM enrolls new students in our Spring and Fall quarters.  Students interested doing preparatory work during an off quarter (Winter or Summer) should contact admissions@ccmcollege.com for more information.

 

  QUARTER       APPLICATION DEADLINE START DATE
FALL 2017          AUGUST 2, 2017 OCTOBER 2, 2017
SPRING 2018          FEBRUARY 10, 2018 APRIL 10, 2018
FALL 2018          AUGUST 8, 2018  OCTOBER 8, 2018

 

PLEASE NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL THE APPLICATION FEE AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE RECEIVED.

 

  MORE INFORMATION

 

California College of Music offers housing placement services for students seeking an easy transition into college.  Click here to read about our housing options.

 

 

$5700 Per Quarter

 


 

Certificate Program
4 Quarters  |  60 Credits


Artist Development Program
4 Quarters  |  60 Credits


Apprentice Program

2 Quarters  |  30 Credits

 


 

Associated Fees

Application Fee  |  $80

Material & Maintenance Fee  |  $200 Per Quarter

Student ID  |  $20

I-20 Issuance & Express Mailing Fee  | $185

Wire Transfer Fee  |  $80

Airport Pick-Up  |  $120

Housing Placement  |  $250

 

 

 

OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING

 

Each international student who completes a one year program of study at CCM has the opportunity to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT).  Students who are approved for OPT are authorized by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to work full-time in a position related to music for one year. Potential positions may include: touring musician, session musician, music teacher, live sound engineer for a music venue, paid/unpaid internships at a record label or publishing company, or an entry-level position at a recording studio.

 

To qualify for OPT, students must have completed one of the following programs:

 

Certificate Program
(4 quarters / 1 year)

 

Artist Development Program
(4 quarters / 1 year)

 

 

 

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.




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