International students from more than 40 countries comprise approximately 18% of COA’s student body. The majority of these students are Davis United World College (UWC) Scholars, but a growing number of international students come to us from a wide range of other backgrounds. We enthusiastically welcome admission applications from all international students.


In addition to the standard application requirements, international applicants must also submit: 

  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (these are not required if you attended a United World College)
  • COA’s International Student Certification of Finances Form (required for all applicants)
  • The International Student Financial Aid Application (required if you plan to apply for financial aid)

    International applicant finanical aid forms can be found here.

Financial aid

COA will meet 100% of determined financial need for Davis UWC Scholars. Financial aid for other international students is limited. Learn more about applying for financial aid.

Connect with us

Would you like to meet with a COA representative? Check out our travel schedule to find out when we will be near you. Our admission staff is also available for Skype and phone interviews throughout the year.  

Meet our international students

  • Jessica Arseneau
    Class of '18
    New-Brunswick, Canada
  • Roman Bina
    Class of '16
    Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic; Sachsen, Germany; Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bar Harbor, Maine

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