ANNOUNCEMENT: Most spring 2021 classes will once again be offered online/remotely. Learn more about the spring 2021 semester.

International Students and F1 Visa Holders

Effective June 1st, 2016 - a $75.00 application fee will be required for new students.


Please see application deadlines below!

Welcome to the Community College of Aurora in Colorado -- where we go beyond the book.  Imagine living and learning close to the beautiful Colorado Rockies at a college that gives you the skills you need to succeed (learn about attending college in Colorado). CCA is a state-sponsored community college offering the first two years of college and university education as well as vocational and technical programs. Community College of Aurora is approved by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

CCA has campuses in Denver and in Aurora, Colorado, a thriving community east of metropolitan Denver. The college's campuses are located 20 minutes or less from Denver International Airport; major Colorado attractions are just a short drive away. Colorado is home to some of the world's best outdoor activities, including skiing, mountain biking, kayaking and hiking.


CCA offers Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees for those students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution.

For those students who don't intend to transfer to a four-year institution, Community College of Aurora offers Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs designed to prepare students for entry-level employment or for upgrading/stabilizing employment.  AAS degrees may be obtained in Accounting, Applied Technology, Business, Computer Information Systems, Film, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Profession, Equipment Transportation and Technology, Management and Marketing. Certificates can only be done when a student is also pursuing an Associate degree.

Money Matters:

The approximate cost of attending CCA as an International Student is $17,568.00 per year PLUS an estimated $14,868 in living expenses.  See the materials inside for specific requirements.

Application Deadlines:

The application and approval process can take up to 6 months for first-time applications and approximately 30 days for transfer applications.  The earlier you apply, the better your chances are for a timely approval.  Although we suggest early application, we will not issue an I-20 after the deadlines below:


First-Time or Reinstatement Applicants

Current F-1 students seeking transfer

Fall Semester

July 1st

August 10th

Spring Semester

November 15th

January 10th

Summer Semester



International Student Information

If you have questions please reach out to the Admissions, Registration and Records office.


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