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International Students and F1 Visa Holders

Please see the application deadlines below!

Welcome to the Community College of Aurora in Colorado.  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 $18,150.00 per year PLUS an estimated $18,150 in living expenses.  

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:



Current F-1 students seeking transfer

Fall Semester

July 1st

14 days before start of semester

Spring Semester

November 15th

14 days before start of semester

Summer Semester




Students must be in contact with the international DSO or PDSO before the application cut-off dates. No new or transfer students will be accepted after these dates for any reason.

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