Requirements for International Applicants:
Compass College requires the ACT or SAT for international applicants who are in any of the following situations:
International applicants who do not meet one of the criteria listed above must submit official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or other documentation of English language proficiency. For more information on the TOEFL or IELTS, please see www.toefl.org or www.ielts.org. Minimum scores required for regular admission are:
Paper-based TOEFL = 550, Internet-based TOEFL = 79, IELTS results = 6.
In addition to the testing standards listed above, the College may also judge an applicant’s proficiency in English on the basis of the amount of formal classroom instruction in English, grades in English coursework, experience in the use of English as a medium of instruction in secondary education, quality of the written essays on the application, and other relevant factors.
International students are required to have a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) to apply for their student visa and attend college in the United States. Canadian students do not need to apply for a visa, but must have a signed I-20 to be admitted to the U.S. An application for the I-20 will be sent to international and Canadian students following their admission and payment of their enrollment deposit. Completed I-20 applications are due to Compass by July 1. Upon receipt of the completed I-20 application, official documents will be processed.
When admission requirements have been satisfied, an admissions team reviews applications, and the applicant is notified of his or her acceptance status within four weeks. CCCA reserves the right to change the application minimums and requirements at any time.
The United States government requires that all international students provide proof of sufficient funds for their first year of study before being granted a student visa. Compass College of Cinematic Arts also must have the documents proving that you, and any sponsors, have sufficient funds. You can show proof by sending a sponsor’s letter of support and bank statements, scholarship award letters, approved loan documents and your own bank account statements.