San Joaquin Delta College
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Welcome to the San Joaquin Delta College

International (F-1) Student Online Application for Admission

The California Community College System offers an Open Admission Policy

A message from the International Student Program Office:

We are pleased that you are interested in attending San Joaquin Delta College. International students are an important part of the rich diversity of the 19,000 students who attend the college each semester.

San Joaquin Delta College is a two-year community college accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We offer Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) degrees in 139 major fields of study, including certificate degrees in occupational and vocational programs.

The college has a comprehensive transfer program for students who wish to complete their undergraduate course work at Delta College before transferring to a university. We currently have Transfer Agreements with the University of California, California State University and other private universities.

San Joaquin Delta College is located in Stockton, California, on a 165-acre park like setting. Our northern California location is within easy travel to the San Francisco Bay area as well as the Sierra Mountain recreational areas.

International students have a variety of programs and services available to them. The International Student Program office offers personalized, individual assistance as well as referrals to other campus support services, including computer labs, library, free tutoring, bookstore, cafeteria, and a variety of student clubs and activities.

We welcome your interest in San Joaquin Delta College and look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals.

Application Deadlines
Applications may be submitted up to six months before the deadline

Summer Session (June - August)
Students with English proficiency - April 1

Fall Semester (August-December)
Students with English proficiency - May 1
ESL students - June 15

Spring Semester (January-May)
Students with English proficiency - October 1
ESL students - November 15

Required Documents

The following documents are required to complete your application.  You will also receive an email with the list of required documents after you have submitted the online application.  Complete details are also available at the ISP web site,

1.  Passport Identification Page
  • Submit a copy of your passport identification page.

2.  High School Diploma and Transcripts

  • Submit diploma or leaving certificate and official transcripts from secondary schooling.
  • Transcripts from foreign colleges or universities are optional.  If the original language is not English, a certified English translation must accompany all documents.

3.  Proof of English Proficiency/Skill Level

  • Proof of English language proficiency/skill level is required of all students.  You may either complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or choose Conditional Admission (details below). 
  • TOEFL or IELTS:  Submit official score report.

Test Type


Condition of Admission


61 or greater



Less than 61

Conditional Admission


6.0 or higher



Less than 6.0

Conditional Admission

  • Conditional Admission:  You may be admitted on the condition that you score Level 83 on the College’s English as a Second Language test, which you will be scheduled to take on your arrival.  If you do not score a minimum of Level 83, you will not be eligible for final admission to the College.  You would be required to either transfer to another school within 30 days of your arrival in the US or return home.  Your essay (see item below) will be used to determine preliminary ESL level placement.
  • This requirement is waived if you are from a country that uses English as the primary language in its education system or if you have completed appropriate courses at a U.S. college or university.

4.  Proof of Financial Support

  • Submit proof of financial support issued within the last six (6) months, showing that you meet the minimum estimated expenses required for F-1 students.  Proof of financial support must be one of the following options:
    • International Student Sponsor Form and required documentation, either a letter from a bank official or balance statement confirming the account holder’s name and the amount of funds available.
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Form I-134, Affidavit of Support, including two copies of all required supporting documentation. Please read and follow the instructions carefully.
    • A financial support letter from a government agency or a scholarship award letter.

5.  Essay

  • Submit a one-page essay that describes your reason for applying to SJDC, including your educational background and goals.  Your essay must be written in English and must be a true representation of your writing and language skills.

6.  Application Fee

  • Submit the $50 application fee.
  • Payment is not refundable and must be an international money order, cashier’s check, or personal check payable to SJDC. We cannot accept money transfers or bank drafts.  
  • If you would like to pay by credit/debit card please complete the Credit/Debit Charge Authorization Form and submit it by fax or email. MasterCard or Visa only.   

7.  Transfer Students

  • If you are an F-1 student currently attending high school or another college, university, or language school in the U.S., submit the following documents:
    • Copy of your current I-20
    • Copy of your visa,  passport identification page(s), and I-94
    • Official transcripts from each U.S. school you have attended
    • Completed F-1 Student School Transfer Form

9.  Submitting Required Documents

  • Submit required documents by email, fax, or mail.
    • Mail:  
      San Joaquin Delta College

      International Student Program
      5151 Pacific Ave

      Stockton, CA 95207-6370


  • Allow 10 business days for processing after all required documents are received.  Your acceptance packet, including the I-20, will be mailed to the address you indicated on your application.
  • Express shipping by U.S. Postal Service Global Express Guaranteed (GXG)™ service is available for an additional fee.  Please email for further information.

Last updated: 1/30/2014 11:00:00 AM PST

Application Instructions

  • Complete this online application. After you are finished, click the SUBMIT button located on the left column of the application and follow the directions.
  • NO FEE will be charged for this application.
  Required information should be sent to:

Delta College
c/o Melissa Black
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA  95207
In-state telephone: 2099545151
Fax: 2099543754
How to Use the San Joaquin Delta College International Online Application
To complete the online application, simply type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the [Next] button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be re-entered prior to submittal.

Once you have completed the application, click the [Submit] button located on the left column to submit the application.

If you have any technical questions or need assistance with this online application, please read our Technical Support frequently asked questions.

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