Mt. San Jacinto College is a two-year community college offering a comprehensive day and evening program of transfer, vocational, and remedial education.
The original campus is located in the San Jacinto Valley which is approximately 100 miles east of Los Angeles and approximately 45 miles from the desert resort community of Palm Springs. The two towns nearest the campus, Hemet and San Jacinto, are small and attract many retired people from all over the United States and Canada.
The second campus, Menifee Valley Campus, is located 25 miles from the main campus midway between Sun City and Temecula just off the I-215.
The college is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the official national accrediting agency for this region.
The weather in the semiarid region is considered very pleasant. During the winter months, November-March, temperatures range from 32° F (0° C) at night to 70° F (21° C) during the daytime so students wear fairly light clothing. During the summer months, May-October, the temperature ranges from warm to very hot.
Mt. San Jacinto College does not have any on-campus housing nor do we maintain a listing of housing within the community; however, apartments are readily available and are reasonably priced.
The Department of Immigrations and Naturalization of the United States government is very concerned with the legality of F-visa students in this country. For this reason they require that the students, at the time of arrival in the US, show a valid passport as well as the I-20 form from the college he/she is planning to attend. At this time an I-94 (Arrival-Departure record) will be stapled to the passport.
Mt. San Jacinto College will accept transfer students from other institutions in the United States but prior to transfer, a student must attend the college that
issued the I-20.
Admission of International Students
Requirements for Admission
Use the checklist below as you complete your application. Incomplete applications cannot be acted upon until all documents are received.
- Complete Application for Admission form.
- Attache recent passport photo to application.
- Provide copy of visa and information pages from passport or your birth certificate.
- Provide personal essay.
- Provide high school transcripts.
- Include application fee of $90.00 (U.S. dollars).
- Include original Statement of Sponsorship form which is signed and notarized.
- Provide proof of TB test and other immunizations.
- Provide proof of financial support in the form of an official Affidavit of Support with a bank statement or letter from a bank official confirming sponsor’s financial standing.
- Provide official TOEFL scores (or have had scores sent from ETS).
- If transferring, provided a copy of front and back of the I-94 form, visa and information pages from passport, a copy of the front and back of the I-20 from previous school and a Letter of Transfer from that school.
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- Fall Semester is May 15
- Spring Semester is October 15
- Summer Session is March 15
Late applicants will be considered on a case by case basis
The nonresident/international tuition rate for the 2012-2013 school year is $179.00 per unit beginning Fall 2012. Nonresident students pay the nonresident tuition rate plus the resident rate of $46.00 per unit (effective Summer 2012) and a Capital Outlay Fee per unit of $17.00 per unit for a total of $242.00 per unit.
12 units are required for all international students each semester (Fall and Spring).
Area Web Sites
Who to Contact:
Jackie Padilla, Program Specialist
Mt. San Jacinto College
1499 N. State Street
San Jacinto, CA 92583