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How to Apply

Application Process for F-1 International Students

  1. Neatly and clearly fill out the F-1 Intensive English Application Form.
  2. Gather all additional documentation required for the application, including the following:
    • A copy of your passport identification page(s). The copy must show your picture, full name, date of birth, passport number, and expiration date. Please be sure the copy is clear and easy to read!
    • Fnancial records: Applicants must show their ability to pay or show sponsorship for the Minimum Total Estimated Cost listed on the application.
  3. Don’t forget to sign your application
  4. Submit your application by mail or email.
  5. A non-refundable application fee is required to process your application. The $100 non-refundable application fee can be paid by check or online. Checks should be made payable to “College of Marin” and submitted with your application. If you would like to pay online, please let us know when you submit your application. We do not accept cash.

Transfer and Change-of-Status Students

In addition to the steps above, please submit:

  1. A copy of your I-94, I-20, and all other official visa and immigration documentation
  2. An Intensive English Program Transfer Form (for transfer students only)

Submit Your Application

Applications can be downloaded, printed, and submitted by mail or email.


Office of International Education
College of Marin
835 College Ave.
Kentfield, CA 94904-2551
United States


Subject line: IEP Application

Upon Acceptance

Applicants who are accepted into the program will receive an acceptance letter and a Form I-20. You will need your I-20 when you apply for your F-1 student visa. The original I-20 is yours to keep. A copy of the signed original must be submitted to the International Education Office within the first week of classes. The Form I-20 is your most important legal document while in the United States; make sure to keep it safe. If you are a transfer student currently enrolled in a US institution, you must complete the Intensive English Program Transfer Form, which will be included in your welcome letter. The form must then be signed by a DSO from your previous school. A copy of your IEP acceptance letter must be submitted with your Transfer Form to your previous school. Please note that College of Marin will be unable to complete the admissions process or generate a new I-20 until your previous school has signed the Transfer Form and released your file in SEVIS.

Shipping Your Documents

Once you have been accepted, an Acceptance Letter and your Form I-20 will be prepared by College of Marin. Acceptance documents must be shipped directly to you from College of Marin. Students must purchase a shipping label by creating an account with UEMS E-Ship Global Services. For detailed instructions, please contact Brier Welch at

Additional Information


All payments must be in U.S. Dollars. Applicants receiving an acceptance packet are required to submit tuition, fees, and medical insurance fee before the first day of class. Payments can be made with check, money order, cashier’s check, or credit card. Tuition can be paid online or over the phone with Visa or MasterCard. We do not accept cash. 

Tuition Refund Policy

Refund requests for the Intensive English Program must be submitted by 4 pm within five (5) business days of the program start-date. Application fees, medical insurance, and the cost of textbooks may not be refundable.

Refunds for any other Community Education courses must be received by 4 pm, three (3) business day before the start of the class. Membership fees are not refundable.

All refunds must be submitted online at the Community Education website.

SEVIS Processing

A SEVIS fee of $200.00 must be paid to the United States Department of Homeland Security before you can apply for or renew an F-1 visa or request a change of status to F-1. For more information on the SEVIS fee, please visit The SEVIS processing fee can only be paid after you receive your Form I-20.

Maintaining Visa Status

Students must comply with all Federal and school requirements necessary to stay in good visa standing with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Students on an F-1 Student Visa should consider these requirements and policies before applying for a visa.

Application Process for J-1, Tourists, and Residents

Please contact the International Education Office at for more information.


International Student Orientation is required for all students. Please check the application for orientation dates or email More information will be provided by email after you have been accepted.

Conditional Admissions Agreement

Students who have successfully completed Level 3 of the College of Marin Intensive English Program (IEP) meet the English proficiency requirement to apply to the College of Marin Credit Degree Program. In addition, the Credit Degree Program application fee will be waived. All other conditions for admissions to the International Student Credit Program must be met.

Application Forms