- Long Beach, CA
- 18 months/36 credits
- minimum 2.75
- Statement of Purpose
- Three reference forms
- Proof of GRE scores: minimum 145 quantitative, 145 verbal, 3.5 analytical
- 9 credits
- Minimum 500 contact hours
- Over 400 affiliations
International Students are subject to the same admission criteria as non-international students plus a TOEFL score; however, they have to complete a different application process, and there are different application deadlines. Prospective students should contact the Center for International Education (BH 201) for general information:
The International Student Application is a four-section form, including:
Section 1: Application Instructions
Section 2: The CSU International Application Form (Program Code Is 1233)
Section 3: Affidavit of Financial Support
Section 4: Campus Information Sheet
Instructions must be followed for each section. Failure to follow the instructions in each section may result in significant delays in the processing of the application. Upon reading the entire application form and completing all of the requirements, students must mail the application, application fee, and all supporting documents to CSULB.
The application deadlines are as follows:
Fall Semester: October 1st - April 1st
(Document deadline: April 15th)
Spring Semester: August 1st - October 1st
(Document deadline: October 15th)
Upon completion of the application process, the Center for International Education Office (CIE) will notify students of acceptance into the University. Once a student has been accepted to CSULB, an evaluator will evaluate his/her transcripts to provide information on transferable coursework. There are no pre-evaluations of student's transcripts.
A $55 (U.S. currency) non-refundable fee payable to the California State University must accompany each application. Checks must be drawn off a U.S. bank and include electronically readable micro-encoding. Applications and fees are valid for one semester only and must be resubmitted if a student wishes to be considered for a subsequent semester.
Students must be able to provide proof of financial sponsorship for their educational costs while in the U.S. They should refer to the Affidavit of Financial Support form and the Campus Information Sheet for additional information.
Applicants must demonstrate their English language proficiency by showing a minimum of 80 iBT(internet-based TOEFL), 550 PBT(paper-based TOEFL), 7.0 IELTS(International English Language Testing System) or Level 6 ALI(American Language Institute)
Students must have their official college or university transcripts and diplomas and/or certificates sent from each college or university attended. They must also record a complete educational history on the Educational History Sheet. Failure to declare attendance at an educational institution is considered a serious offense. All official academic records (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, diplomas, degrees) with respect to all secondary and post-secondary educational experiences must be included with the student's application. Official documents are those mailed directly by previously attended educational institution(s) in an unopened envelope to CSULB. If an institution will not mail original documents, exact copies that have been certified as such by the appropriate officials should be sent directly to the campus in a sealed (unopened) envelope. Official English translations of all supporting educational documents must be completed. Partial records or excerpts are not acceptable. Final grades, marks, exam certificates, etc. may be required prior to determining admission.
The exact transfer of post-secondary courses completed cannot be determined without a review of detailed syllabi (in English). These syllabi should be official school documents and include detailed information on the breadth and depth of the subject matter, the hours per week of classroom and laboratory instruction, names of textbooks used, and other pertinent information.
The CSU campuses use the social security number as the identifier for student records maintained in association with the campus and, if needed, to help collect debts owed the University. All students are required to include their social security number on the application for admission. The CSU collects the social security number pursuant to authority contained in Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Section 41201. In the event that a student does not have a social security number at the time of filing the application, the student may leave the item blank. The campus will assign a substitute number.
Fees may be refunded only as authorized by Sections 41802, 141803, and 41913 of Title 5, California Code of Regulations. Details concerning the fees that may be refunded, the circumstances under which they may be refunded, and the appropriate procedure to be followed in seeking a refund may be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Records on campus.