International Students

Center for International Education

Welcome! College of Marin has been educating students for over 90 years and has served students from well over 100 countries. We appreciate your interest and encourage you to browse our website to discover the many exciting opportunities we have to offer!

International Student Programs

College of Marin offers many academic opportunities to international students — check out our Credit Degree Programs to explore our many majors and pathways. Our program is SEVIS certified and has the ability to issue the Form I-20.

Explore Our Programs

Begin your bachelor’s degree, earn an associate degree, or build your academic skills through one of the College of Marin’s many academic degree or certificate programs. Our programs range from Business to Theater Arts and almost anything in between!

Check out our online College Catalog for a list of academic majors, program details, and much more.

Need a little extra English support?

College of Marin offers the opportunity to build skills and confidence through added ESL classes while you begin your major-specific coursework.

Contact Us

Not sure where to begin? Contact us, and a member of our team will be happy to help!

Ready to apply?

Email one of our International Enrollment Specialists!

Joan Paulino:
Marixa Barnett:

Additional Questions?

Have questions about our programs, housing, or student life at College of Marin?

Please contact our International Student Advisor, Brier Welch, at!

About Us

College of Marin is part of the renowned California Community College system. Our goal is to help each student achieve their academic dreams. We do this by providing excellent support from the moment you connect with us through dedicated staff who understand the unique needs of international students.

Your Pathway to Success

Whether through transfer, degree completion, or building your skills in various ways, College of Marin provides an award-winning experience and fantastic economic value.

Most international students at College of Marin come to us with the intent to transfer to one of the University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) institutions. Transfer pathways can be a fantastic way to save money on your education and greatly increase your admission statistics. In fact, 91 percent of UC transfers come from California community colleges and more than 40 percent of CSU undergraduate transfers.

The COM Difference

At College of Marin we are among a select group of community colleges to offer strong transfer pathways to many four-year institutions through programs such as the Transfer Alliance Project (TAP), Berkeley Pathways, and the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program. Through our robust transfer programs, College of Marin offers:

  • Individual academic and transfer counseling with in-house faculty.
  • UC Berkeley-specific transfer guidance and formalized transfer pathways
  • Frequent on-campus representative visits from UC Berkeley and other nearby institutions.
  • Guaranteed admission to one of 23 CSU universities, including Cal Poly, San Diego State, and Sonoma State.
  • Guaranteed transfer pathways to six UC institutions, including Davis, Irvine, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz.
  • Guaranteed admission pathways to other institutions such as independent, out-of-state, and HBCUs.

Campus Locations

College of Marin has three safe and beautiful campuses in the heart of Marin County, California. Our campuses offer instructional excellence, a multi-cultural environment, and supportive student services. The surrounding area is safe and peaceful, with easy access to hiking trails, beaches, mountains, and abundant city nightlife. Kentfield (our main campus) is just minutes away from San Francisco across the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge, our Indian Valley Campus is located on a picturesque nature preserve, and our Bolinas Field Station is currently being restored to be a one-of-a-kind hands-on educational facility for environmental research along the California coastline.

Experience a virtual tour of our Kentfield Campus!


The International Education Office can help provide resources and support for students seeking housing in the area. College of Marin does not currently provide any on-campus housing for students, but housing is plentiful in the surrounding area.

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