Pitzer College welcomes applications from international students. The Class of 2016 includes students from Australia, Botswana, Brazil, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
International Students: 4%
International Exchange Students: 2%
Total International Population on Campus: 6%
In addition to the other required credentials, international students may need to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting their results from either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). We require the IELTS or TOEFL from students whose native language is not English AND who have not studied for at least two years at a high school for which English is the language of instruction.
A minimum score of 7 on the IELTS or 95 IBT or 240 CBT on the TOEFL is required for regular admission. Students who are qualified for admission to Pitzer in all ways except English proficiency and who have achieved an IELTS score of at least 6 or a TOEFL score of at least 70 IBT or 190 CBT are eligible for Pitzer Bridge admission.
Bridge students are admitted as regular, full-time students with the requirement of completing advanced English courses as part of their undergraduate studies.
All admitted international students whose native language is not English will have their skills evaluated upon arrival on campus. Based on that evaluation, a student may be placed in appropriate advanced English courses.
Pitzer College is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students and will issue a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) to all accepted students. Federal law requires that all international students present proof to the college and to the consular officer to whom they apply for a visa that they have sufficient funds to pay the full cost of their education in the United States. International students are not eligible for financial aid.
International Plus Admission
For students who have passed any of the following examinations at the required level, Pitzer will grant one year of academic credit (eight courses). Students must have original documentation of the examination results sent to the Pitzer Registrar from the institution administering the examination or the examination agency itself. Students may be asked to pay any fees associated with translation or interpretation of these documents.
- • General Certificate of Education Advanced Level Examinations
(G.C.E. "A" levels):
three certificates with passes of A, B or C
- • International Baccalaureat (I.B.): minimum passes of 4 in all subjects;
- • French Baccalaureat: minimum subject scores of 10 out of 20 in any series;
- • German Abitur: minimum passes of ausreichend in each subject;
- • Italian Maturita: minimum score of 36;
- • Icelandic Studentsprof: minimum score of 4.5;
- • Swedish Studentexamen: minimum score of 2.3;
- • Swiss Federal Maturity Certificate: minimum score of 58.