Oceanside, Building 3300: 760.795.6620
San Elijo, Building 1100: 760.634.7870
Community Learning Center, Building 300: 760.795.8710
To attend MiraCosta College, a student must be one of the following:
The Admissions and Records Office determines a student’s residency classification when the student applies to MiraCosta and whenever a student has not attended the college for more than one semester. Students will be notified about their residence classification within 14 calendar days of submitting their application or 14 calendar days after the beginning of the session for which the student has applied.
The residence determination date is the day immediately preceding the first day of instruction of the semester or term during which the student proposes to attend MiraCosta College. At any residence determination date, a student previously classified as a nonresident may be reclassified.
Students should contact Admissions and Records for further information regarding residency requirements.
As part of its educational program, MiraCosta promotes the internationalization of its college community by attracting capable international students. MiraCosta is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant F-1 visa students.
The college's International Office processes international student admissions and provides support services for F-1 students attending MiraCosta College. Prospective international students can be considered for admission to MiraCosta after submitting a completed International Student Application (for F-1 Visa) Form and all required application materials as outlined by Administrative Procedure 5012 including the following:
All F-1 visa students must contact the International Office prior to enrolling at MiraCosta. The priority deadline to submit an application for fall semester is July 1 of the application year; the priority deadline to submit an application for spring semester (which begins in January) is November 15 of the previous year.
International students who do not meet the college's English language proficiency requirement and/or wish to improve their English skills can apply for full-time English language training offered by the college's Community Services program, the English Language Institute.
Applications for admission and details regarding MiraCosta's international student programs are available at the International Office (located on the Oceanside Campus) or on the office's website.
Nursing students have special application and registration procedures. Specific details about MiraCosta College's nursing programs as well as the admissions requirements are available under the Nursing area of study and on the Nursing webpage.
MiraCosta College offers a bachelor's degree program in biomanufacturing. Information about the program's eligibility requirements, admissions process, and additional tuition for upper-division coursework is available under the Biotechnology area of study.
Oceanside, Building T100: 760.795.6750
Students receiving GI Bill® educational benefits are subject to the following general policies ("GI Bill®" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA]):
Continuing students should notify the appropriate staff member of their intention to continue the GI Bill® prior to the end of each term to prevent interruption. Because not all classes are VA approved, students should have their classes reviewed by a Veterans counselor.
Students changing their major must file the necessary paperwork and make a counseling appointment to update their education plan. It takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks to process a VA Education Claim.
Military service personnel who plan to request an early discharge in order to attend MiraCosta College should complete an Application for Admission and request confirmation from the Admissions and Records Office.
Full-time status is required for certain programs, including the following: