International Students

International Students

Effective December 6, 2022, CTU is no longer issuing new I-20's to international students for future enrollments. 

Students that are eligible for the issuance of an I-20 by CTU are classified as international students. CTU does not do business in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New York, the European Union (EU), or the United Kingdom (UK) and does not accept applications from residents of these jurisdictions seeking to enroll at the University.  

In order to ensure completion of a meaningful education at the University and to comply with Federal regulations under the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Student Exchange Visitor Program, all international students are expected to complete their degree requirements with little or no interruption to their studies. International students must maintain full time status each full academic year (3 quarters/9 months) of their program. International students not residing in the U.S. that are pursuing a degree from CTU through the Virtual Campus do not need to meet the above requirements and are not eligible for study in the U.S..

CTU (select ground campuses only) are authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. CTU is committed to ensuring that international students receive a meaningful and successful American educational experience. To achieve that objective, CTU requires that all F- 1 status international students adhere to the following procedures.

  • Students submit a certified English translation and evaluation of equivalency of their education transcripts for the appropriate level of admission being sought.
  • Students are required to submit proof of financial support (i.e. bank statement) that is dated within 6 months of the expected start date before an I-20 will be issued. Students will sign a Payment Agreement for the entirety of their program cost or by academic year. Students are expected to make the full program payment up front before beginning classes, or at a minimum, the first quarter payment with regular monthly payments thereafter.  Due to the variety of circumstance (i.e. sponsorships).  CTU may make exception at its discretion to facilitate effective student funding.
  • Students provide evidence of satisfaction of the English proficiency requirements.
  • Students meet the full admission requirements listed in the admissions section of the catalog and declare an academic major. Students may change this major at a later date, but an initial declaration allows students to set up an education plan with their advisors.
  • CTU’s published refund policy will apply. The I-20 form is issued after acceptance and receipt of student’s deposit. (See the Financial Policies insert to this catalog for additional information.) Students pursuing degrees that are offered through CTU’s Virtual Campus are not eligible to study in the U.S.
  • International students pursuing a graduate degree are required to submit proof of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • International students pursuing a doctoral degree are required to submit proof of a master's degree or equivalent.