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Welcome!Welcome Letter to International Students

Dear Prospective Student,

At Merced College we value diversity and seek multiple perspectives to prepare our students for the global environment in which they will work and live. While striving to promote awareness, perspectives, and understanding of international cultures, we also recognize that our international students enrich the educational experience of our academic community, increase our global awareness, and provide cross-cultural interactions among us.

My staff and I are excited that you are planning to further your education at our college, and we are looking forward to serving you. It is our mission to foster your academic and personal development to enable you to achieve your goals and objectives. Many of our International students appreciate our beautiful campus where small classes allow them to receive personal attention from our instructors who take a personal interest in each studentís successful learning experience.

Merced College is a California public community college offering a wide range of academic and professional courses necessary for a certification, an associate degree, and all the breadth requirements of four-year state colleges or universities. Please take a few minutes to navigate through our website and familiarize yourself with the many programs and services that we offer.

If you are interested in attending Merced College, please complete the application and mail them to us with all supporting documents. We will notify you promptly of our admission decision.

Jonas VangayFor additional questions about Merced College, please feel free to contact me by email at I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely yours,

Jonas Vanguy, Ed.D
Primary Designated School Official
Director of the International Student Services