International Students

Welcome! We are thrilled that you have chosen to pursue your academic journey with Cuyamaca College, and we look forward to getting to know you and supporting you in your pursuit of excellence.

Our college is a vibrant and inclusive community that celebrates diversity and encourages cross-cultural learning. As an international student, you bring a unique perspective to our campus, and we value the contributions you will make to our community.

We understand that studying in a new country can be both exciting and challenging, which is why we have dedicated resources to support you throughout your journey.

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How to Apply

Applying is easy and completely free. Simply follow the step-by-step admissions guide provided below. Our guide will walk you through the application process and provide you with all the information you need to become a part of our community. Take the first step towards your academic goals and apply to Cuyamaca College today!

View International Students Admission Guide

Rules and Regulations

Ensure that you have a smooth and rewarding experience at Cuyamaca College by familiarizing yourself with the rules and regulations for International Students.

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Important Reminder For All International Students

  • It is the students' responsibility to keep informed and to follow all rules, regulations and procedures listed below!

  • There is also an immigration website that has important information and links specifically for international students. You can access this website at 

  • For email or phone inquiries to the international student office staff, please remember to always mention your full name and student identification number! 

  • Please notify the International Student Admissions Office of any changes in address, phone number, email address, major or any other important personal information that are needed to keep SEVIS updated within 10 days of change occurrence!


Moving to a new place and navigating a different education system can be challenging, so it is important to seek out answers and support when needed. At Cuyamaca, we have a dedicated admissions advisor and counselor to help with whatever questions you might have.

 If you have questions regarding your academic status, please email or call 619-660-4440, your designated counselor Donna Hajj to make an appointment right away to make sure that you are following your proper educational plan to reach your goal. If you have admissions or immigration questions, please make an appointment with Vanessa Saenz.

  • International Admissions and Immigration Advisor
    Vanessa Saenz
    Admissions Office
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Phone: (619) 660-4565
  • International Counselor

    Donna Hajj
    (Please email to make an appointment)