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  • Online Application Form
  • $50 USD Application Fee
  • Copy of Passport
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Official English Language Scores TOEFL > 56; IELTS > 5.5; PTE > 42




Classes begin in mid January


July 17 (out of country applicants)

August 23 (in country applicants)

Classes begin in mid August



Top 10 Reasons to Study With Us

#1 in University Guaranteed Transfer Top-Ranked Colleges (IIE 2017, 2018)
First-Rate STEM Education Internship Opportunities in Silicon Valley
Early Registration for Classes International Student Counselors
Global Beca International Student Scholarship Campuses Located in Safe Communities
Silicon Valley Intensive English Program Housing Referral and Homestay Placement

See what our students are saying about San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley

Anson Lee

"My favorite element of College of San Mateo is its faculty members and learning resources. Being knowledgeable, inspiring, and approachable, my instructors provide students with much guidance and mind-opening perspectives. Their dedication to education helps us develop academic interests and grow intellectually. In addition, a variety of learning resources, such as the Learning Center and the Writing Center, are also widely available and accessible to students. These resources are successful in assisting us in overcoming academic challenges. As a transfer student graduating with the highest honor, I feel proud and well-prepared because CSM has given me the essential tools for more academic excellence in the future. ”

— Anson Lee, Hong Kong


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