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  • Study in-person at Cañada College, College of San Mateo or Skyline College
  • Minimum English required (TOEFL iBT 56/IELTS 5.5/Duolingo 85)
  • 12+ units required
  • Starts in Fall (Aug), Spring (Jan), or Summer (June)*
*Summer Admission is for Transfer & Change of Status Students Only
Global Online Learning Program

Global Online Learning Program START HERE  

  • Study online from outside the U.S.
  • Minimum English required (TOEFL iBT 56/IELTS 5.5/Duolingo 85)
  • No unit requirement
  • Starts in Fall (Aug), Spring (Jan), or Summer (June)

Top 10 Reasons to Study With Us

#1 in University Transfer (140+ Partner Universities)

Top-Ranked Colleges (IIE: 2017-2021)

First-Rate STEM Education Internship Opportunities in Silicon Valley

50+ Institutional Scholarships Available for All Students

Close to San Francisco/San Jose City Life
Homestay Referral Program with Dedicated Housing Coordinator

Campuses Located in Safe Neighbourhood 

One-on-One Academic Advising with Designated International Counselors Early Class Registration for International Students

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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