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Frequently Asked Questions-International Students

For frequently asked questions regarding applying as an International student, or about the admissions process, please click on the questions below for answers.

Contact us by phone 1-800-676-2242 or via email for further information.  


1. How do I know if I am an International student?

International students are designated as such if they do not hold citizenship or permanent residency in the United States.

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 2. Who should take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam?

The TOEFL exam was established for those whose first language is not English. If you do not use English as the primary language in your home and work environment, then it is recommended that you take the TOEFL exam.    

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 3. What are the TOEFL requirements?

San Diego Christian College has set the minimum paper based test score at 500.

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 4. What is an “official” document or transcript?

Any document or transcript that is sent to SDCC regarding past education (certificates, diplomas, etc.) and test scores (TOEFL, SAT) must be sent directly from the school or organization releasing the information, to the College (SDCC). We need to verify that the document or transcript that the College receives from the sending school or organization has not passed through anyone’s hands until we open the document in the Admissions office. 

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 5. What documents are not considered “official”

An original document that was sent by the student or a family member to SDCC’s Admissions office.
Any document that has preliminary test scores. An original document that was mailed by anyone except for the school or organization in which it originated.

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 6. As an International student, am I permitted to work?

An F-1 International student can be employed on-campus for up to, but not to exceed, 20 hours per week if they are enrolled as a student on a full-time basis. Off-campus employment is not allowed.  

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 7. Do I need to live on campus?

San Diego Christian College is a residential college, and as such requires all unmarried students to live on campus. The exceptions to this are as follows:

• Any student who is 21 years of age or older at the beginning of the semester for which they have applied.
• Any student who lives with blood relatives.

All other requests to live off campus need to be approved by the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Life. 

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 8. How far is San Diego Christian College from an International airport?

The San Diego International Airport (SAN) is approximately 23 miles from the SDCC campus, and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 120 miles from the SDCC campus. 

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