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International Admission

Getting started at USV as an international student

International students interested in long-term study at University of Silicon Valley must complete the full application process.

1) Complete the Application 

Once you have submitted your online international application, you will receive an email from a college admissions advisor who will help guide you through the rest of the process.

2) Submit Your Documents 

Below is a list of materials you will need to submit as an international applicant. USV currently accepts International students, check with your admissions advisor for more info. Get started early to allow time to process required documents for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

For International students planning to Transfer to USV, the process is fairly straightforward as long as you maintain your F-1 student status. Download the Intent to Transfer Form and an admissions advisor will assist you through the process.

3) Interview and Placement Exams 

After you've completed the online application and prepared your documents, you and your Admission Advisor will need to arrange an interview. They will be happy to help answer any questions you have along the way.

Upon receipt of your acceptance letter, you will need to submit your $500 Enrollment Confirmation and your $500 deposit. Tuition is due before the first semester deadline. All tuition for each subsequent semester attended must be paid in full during that semester's registration.

International students will be required to take placement examinations  to assess the competency level of each subject. You will be required to maintain good academic standing at all times. Placement tests may be waived, see your advisor for more details.

Consult the Admissions Department for additional information or questions regarding the application process.

Notification of Admission

All applicants will receive an acknowledgement of their admission status approximately two weeks after their file is complete and processed. Notification will include information regarding registration, academic advising, and enrollment agreement.


USV reserves the right to revoke acceptance or continued enrollment if:

  1. Any application materials are false or misrepresented.
  2. The student imposes any risk to the health, safety or welfare of others.
  3. A student disrupts the orderly process of the University, or a student violates any USV policy.