The Claremont Colleges only invites Exchange Visitors to serve as Short-Term Scholars, Research Scholars, Professors or University Students (degree seeking and non-degree). For more information on these specific categories, visit the Exchange Visitor Program website. Below are the general requirements for J-1 scholars (Short-Term Scholars, Research Scholars, Professors) and J-1 students (university students).
To be eligible to lecture, teach, or research at the Claremont Colleges, an Exchange Visitor must hold a similar position in their home country (Professor, Researcher, Post-Doc, etc). J-1 scholars must also have at least a Bachelor’s degree with appropriate experience in the field of study. All J-1 scholars must be proficient in the English language. J-1 scholars can prove their proficiency through submission of their IELTS/TOEFL score report, or through an interview with the academic department.
To be eligible to study at the Claremont Colleges, an Exchange Visitor must be admitted directly into an academic program and meet the admission requirements for the host campus. J-1 students must also show proof of funding that is at least primarily covered (at least 51%) through sponsorship other than personal or family funds.