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 International Education Program


Frequently Asked Questions

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Why choose to study at CGCC?
 

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What do I need to do to come to school on a student visa (F-1 status)?
 

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What is the difference between Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) and a university?
 

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What are the benefits to earning an Associate degree from CGCC before transferring to a university?
 

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What are the costs?
 

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What are the tuition fees for CGCC?
 

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Is there a tuition payment plan available for international students?
 

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Where can I get more information on the F-1 visa student status?
 

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Do I need to pay the $20,030 directly to Chandler-Gilbert Community College?
 

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Will my college classes from another country count toward my CGCC degree?
 

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Where can I get information on courses?
All courses for each semester can be found through the My Maricopa link on the Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s homepage (http://www.cgc.edu) . At the top of the page in the light blue bar is a link titled “Find A Class”. You can search and filter by class, semester and college (Maricopa Community Colleges only) on the left hand side.

You can also go to CGCC's online Class Schedule. You can access the link by going to CGCC's homepage (http://www.cgc.edu) and selecting the "Class Schedule" at the Quick Links option located at the top of the homepage. Select the summer session or semester (Fall or Spring) and "All Classes" option. On the next page you have two options: (1) On "Select All Course Prefixes", check the box and click continue. This will list all courses available in alphabetical order. If you click on the Subject Code Prefix in the gray/sage-green bar for each course (example AAA115) your new window will open with course description, competencies, and course outline. Or (2) click on a discipline in the box (example, ACC - Accounting, BIO - Biology, MAT - Mathematics, etc.) and this will list all Accounting or Biology, or Mathematic courses available with more detailed information for each courses. If you click on the Subject Code Prefix in the gray/sage-green bar for each course (example , ACC111) a new window will open with course description, competencies, and course outline.
 

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Are scholarships available for International Students?
 

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How do I register (sign up) for classes?
 

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What is an assessment test?
 

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Can I use my native language for college credit?
 

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Do I have to take the TOEFL test?
 

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What score is needed on the TOEFL?
 

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Must I purchase the health insurance?
 

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What are the deadline dates for applying?
 

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Can I be employed while I am on F-1 status?
 

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Does Chandler-Gilbert Community College have dormitories or other student housing?
 

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Will I be able to pay tuition and fees as an Arizona resident?
 

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How long is the I-20 valid?
 

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How many credits must I take?
 

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How long is a semester?
 

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Can I transfer to a 4-year university after I complete my studies at Chandler- Gilbert Community College?
 

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What types of support services are available for students?
 

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How large are classes?