Attend Colorado Mountain College as an International Student

CMC offers international students a unique learning opportunity in the heart of the Rocky Mountains

International student admission is offered to CMC campus locations in Breckenridge, Glenwood Springs – Spring Valley, Vail Valley at Edwards, Leadville and Steamboat Springs.

Before you apply, carefully note the following:

The deadlines to submit an international application including all documents are: May 1 for the Fall semester (beginning late August), October 1 for Spring semester (beginning mid January). There is no summer semester start term offered for international students.

Proof of English Language Proficiency
If English is not your native language, you must show English competency through one of the following. TOEFL: 500 or higher on the written exam, 61 or higher on the Internet based exam. IELTS: 6.5 or higher with no band below a 6. Duolingo: 90 or higher. English proficiency exam exemptions: Passing the coursework of an English Language School in the USA, pass the English as a Second Language course at CMC, having attended Secondary School at a fully English speaking school for at least 1 year, previous coursework at a US college, SAT English score of 470 or higher or ACT English score of 18 or higher.

Students must show that financing is available through self-pay and/or a sponsor for one full year with a full cost of attendance at approximately $29,000.

Transferring credits
All international college level credits must be evaluated with a “Catalog Match” from Educational Perspectives at

All applicants must have a valid passport that does not expire within six months of entering the United States.

Transferring from another U.S. institution
If you are currently studying at another U.S. Institution with an F1 student visa you will provide the same documentation but after acceptance to CMC, you will work with the Designated School Official at your current institution to transfer your F1 student visa to Colorado mountain College.

After determining that you are ready to apply as an international student to CMC, please complete the following:

  1. Submit the Online Application and indicate that you are seeking an F1 student visa.
  2. After completing the CMC application, you must log back in to your application portal to provide the necessary additional documentation that will be listed.
  3. Check your email often.
  4. Contact the Admissions Department with questions, to determine English proficiency and to ensure you have submitted all information required: Jill Schmidt / / 720-345-0171

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to the most common questions for incoming international students at Colorado Mountain College.