Chaffey College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $5,000—$10,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    University Transfer

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification

    AACC Schools

  • Type of Housing


  • Social Media

Welcome to Chaffey College

Founded in 1883, Chaffey College is one of the first and finest colleges to be established in California. Chaffey is a two-year public community college and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. We have been serving International Students since 1954. With pride in its history and an eye to the future, Chaffey College provides outstanding educational experiences to more than 20,000 students representing the diverse communities of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The college is located just ten miles north of the Ontario International Airport and about an hour's drive from beautiful California beaches and mountains and the cities of Los Angeles, Anaheim and Palm Springs.

Chaffey College students and staff appreciate the opportunity to work and study with students from more than 50 countries. The campus community values international students' contribution to the learning environment and is committed to ensuring a successful academic experience for all students.

Educational Programs

Chaffey College students enjoy a personalized educational experience including excellent faculty, average class sizes of 35-40 students, extensive academic support services and a variety of extracurricular activities. Students can choose from more than 100 academic and occupational programs. They may earn an associate degree or occupational certificate or complete the first two years of a baccalaureate degree and then transfer to a California State University, the University of California or an independent/private college or university.

International Student Center

The staff in the International Student Center is pleased to welcome new international students and provide ongoing service to address their unique needs. We strive on procuring students obtain the necessary tools to explore the world through education, as well as accessing resources and support needed to thrive at Chaffey College. We are  available to guide students through this journey and help make our campus a home away from home.

Existing services include application processing, orientation, immigration information, academic guidance, career planning, campus employment and housing referrals. Social and cultural activities are planned throughout the year to provide opportunities for international students to make friends, celebrate special events and learn about American culture.

Admissions Information

Chaffey's academic calendar includes a fall semester, spring semester and summer session. International students are encouraged to apply as far in advance of the desired entry date as possible to allow sufficient time for application processing and travel arrangements. Applications for fall term must be completed by mid-May and for spring semester mid-October. Upon receipt of all documents, students will be notified of their acceptance and an I-20 will be issued.

Admission Requirements:

  • Apply to Chaffey College
  • Complete the International Student Application
  • Pay Orientation/Activity Fee
  • Submit Official High School/College Transcripts
  •  Copy of Valid Passport
  • Proof of English Proficiency
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum score of 45 (Internet based, iBt), 450 paper based Or
    • ELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score:4.5 or higher Or
    • Intensive English School Completion (letter or certificate) or
    • Transcript indicating 6 years of English instruction
  • Note: Chaffey College TOEFL institution code is 4046. Please include this information when taking the test.
  • Financial Verification:$19,000

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Estimated Annual Educational Expenses, 2016-2017

Tuition and fees  

(24 units x $259)

Books and supplies 1,000.00
Medical insurance (required) 1,374.00
TOTAL $8,874.00

Campus Life

International students are invited and encouraged to participate in campus-wide activities including student government, a variety of student clubs and organizations and a comprehensive sports program for men and women. In addition, students have the opportunity to develop their unique talents and leadership skills through the Honor's Program, Phi Theta Kappa, the College Book Program, community services projects and service on campus committees.

Chaffey College

5885 Haven Avenue
International Student Center, CCE 123
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91737-3002
P: 909.652.6195
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